Surface Laptop Go / source: Microsoft

Weekly Digest: Surface Laptop Go, Windows 10, tech tips

In case you missed it, Surface Laptop Go and updated Pro X announced, Windows 10 gets storage health monitor feature, and more tips to get most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop Go, the smallest, lightest, and more affordable laptop in the Surface line. The device starts at $549, it’ll be available on October 13, and you can preorder it now from the Microsoft Store.

The company also announced a new Surface Pro X variant with the faster Microsoft SQ 2 custom Qualcomm processor, gigabit LTE connectivity, and platinum color.

Windows 10 build 20226 released in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program with a new storage health monitoring feature, which it’s meant to notify you of imminent problems with SSDs, so you can backup your data before it’s too late.

As part of version 20H2, Windows 10 build 19042.546 was made available in the Beta and Release Preview Channels with a couple of fixes ahead of the official October release.

The May 2020 Update received a new quality update that addresses a slew of issues with the operating system. The update is currently available as preview, and you can get it from the “Optional updates” settings page.

Surface devices, including Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3, picked up new firmware updates to resolve various problems and improve the stability of the devices.

Windows Terminal version 1.4 becomes available as preview with a few improvements, such as jump list and hyperlink support.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Seasonal Art to refresh your desktop. Also, you can now download the first two Xbox titles as part of the Games with Gold program for October 2020.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to change the drive letter using the new disk and volumes manager in the Settings app.

Windows 10 is getting a new storage health monitoring feature, and here are the steps to check if a hard drive is at risk of failure and its temperature.

You can now format a hard drive using the Settings app, and these are the steps to complete the task.

If you no longer want to use Windows Hello Fingerprint, you can use these instructions to remove the biometric data from your device to disable the feature.

We looked into the steps to keep the screen from turning off automatically on Windows 10. Also, you now know the steps to reset the Outlook app in Android when emails are not syncing or you’re experiencing other email related issues.