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H1 2014 in review: 6 underrated products and features

H1 2014 in review: 6 underrated products and features
It is time for another post in our "H1 2014 in review" series where we take a look back at notable products and solutions launched over the past 6 months. Today's topic – underrated products, features, and anything that we'd describe as awesome even though most people don't seem to take notice.

As one can tell by the thumbnail for this article, we've chosen to include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on the list. It may be one of the tablet market's underdogs, but there are some really cool things about it that shouldn't go unnoticed. The Galaxy S5 is also present and because of its design, at that. We know that might come as surprise to some of you, but there are things about the S5's design that are worthy of admiration. The list also includes brand names like LG, HTC, and Huawei, who managed to impress us with their great, albeit underrated, products and technologies. 

But enough chit chat. In the slideshow below we've put together 6 underrated products and features from the past six months. Flick through the slides and see which ones they are.

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 17:52 3

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Loving the responsiveness and the overall functionality of IE 11 on my WP. It has more features than ever. Happy to see MS adding more functionality to IE.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:04 1

2. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)

indeed. ie on my 1520 is awesum.very fluid and intuitive

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:26 1

4. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

I don't think the surface pro 3 is underrated . There's a lot of people that are waiting for MS to come up something like this .

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:49

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Also IE 11 has the best support for high DPI screens, which is why I use it on my QHD 13" laptop, but use Chrome on my desktop

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:24 2

3. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Manual controls make up the fact that it still has the same Ultrapixel camera, at least for me.

Manual controls can make all the difference in how photos turn out.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 18:57

6. Furbal (unregistered)

Surface pro 3 kickstand does indeed rock. I am liking the one I got very much, although waiting for my case to get here so I can actually take it around..

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 00:45

7. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Oh no no no! Don't you put the S5 in an "underrated" article!!! It looks crappy and you know it!

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 02:48

8. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


posted on 08 Jul 2014, 12:41

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

The problem with Microsoft Surface Hybrdi tablets I think is their Price. They are Ultra books in the shape of a Tablet so a price of 1200 dollars with an intel i5 and it's type cover is not out of line but some folks will go for regular Laptop instead. I think Microsoft should make a
Laptop computer based on the Surface Pro 3. It would be a hit!

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