CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Wall Street Stock Exchange: Values to Follow on Wall Street

Main stocks to follow on Monday on Wall Street, where futures on the main indices suggest a 1.2% opening down for the Nasdaq and around 2% for the Dow Jones and the S & P-500:
 
Wall Street Stock Exchange

* EXXON MOBIL and CHEVRON drop 3.6% and 4.3% respectively in pre-market exchanges due to the sharp drop in crude prices. The May crude oil contract tumbled 38% to $ 11.35 a barrel, the lowest in more than 20 years.

* HALLIBURTON reported a $ 1.1 billion impairment charge in the first quarter on Monday and said it expects North American business to drop significantly as oil prices fall. The action lost 6.5% in avant-Bourse.

BOEING - China Development Bank (CDB) Financial Leasing announced Monday that it has signed an agreement with the aeronautics and defense group to cancel the purchase of 29 copies of the 737 MAX ordered but not yet delivered.

* IBM must publish its quarterly results after the close of the American markets.

* DUPONT said on Monday it expected quarterly profit to exceed expectations, as the coronavirus epidemic has increased demand for its products used for example in the production of protective clothing. The chemistry group gained 4.3% in avant-Bourse.

* ALIBABA announced Monday that it will invest 200 billion yuan (26 billion euros) in its cloud computing infrastructure over the next three years, as demand has increased with the use of teleworking due to the coronavirus epidemic.




* ALPHABET, FACEBOOK - Australia will adopt in the coming months a law obliging Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, and Facebook to share their advertising revenues with press groups whose digital giants use the content, which would make it one of the first countries to take such action.

* AMAZON has started using thermal imaging cameras in its warehouses to speed up the detection of workers with fever who may be infected with the new coronavirus, employees of the US e-commerce giant told Reuters.

* ABBVIE - RBC raised its recommendation to “outperformance” against “sector performance” and raised its price target to $ 93 against $ 79.

* WALT DISNEY fell 3% in trading on the avant-Bourse after the downgrading of recommendations from UBS and Credit Suisse to "neutral".