There were new Lumia phones, a pretty awesome HoloLens tech demo and a hat that almost stole the show – but the main attractions for Digital Arts readers at yesterday's Microsoft launch event were the new versions of the Surface Pro tablet/laptop hybrid that’s been very popular with creative pros.

We got some a short amount of time with them at the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles, so here are our initial thoughts. Expect full reviews soon when we're back in the UK.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The Surface Pro 4 is an upgraded version of the Surface Pro 3. As expected, the Surface Pro 4 is more powerful than the Pro 3 – 30% faster than Surface Pro 3 and 50% faster than MacBook Air, according to Microsoft. This is due to being based on Intel’s new Skylake platform and its upgraded Core i5 and i7 processors. There’s more RAM – 16GB – and up to 1TB of storage.

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