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 +

Rising gold prices

Gold resumed its bullish momentum in early November. Its price exceeded $ 1,950 an ounce by the end of the week. This is his highest level in a month and a half. The yellow metal is benefiting from the accelerating global pandemic and economic uncertainties. 

Rising gold prices

The sudden acceleration of the Covid-19 and containment measures in several countries only deepen the economic crisis and darken the prospects for a recovery. In this context, investors are looking for shelter. They shy away from risky assets like stocks and buy gold, considered a safe haven.

The yellow metal is indeed stable and risk free, which reassures investors in this time of economic uncertainty. According to the World Gold Council, investor demand for gold coins and bars rose sharply in the third quarter. It reached just over 222 tonnes between July and September 2020, 49% more than the same period last year. 

Gold is also benefiting from the dollar's weakness against other currencies. And since the yellow metal is listed in dollars on the stock exchanges, it automatically becomes cheaper for buyers with other currencies. Gold still has a bright future ahead of it. Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for a massive economic stimulus package, which will weaken the dollar and, in turn, benefit the yellow metal again.

Who benefits from this rise in gold? In addition to savers who have invested in gold, mines, said Didier Julienne, a metals expert. According to him, for three years, the prices of many mines have recorded an increase of 50%. They produce gold for $ 500, $ 600, or $ 1,000 an ounce, while they sell it for $ 1,900.