Microsoft’s Surface tablets have been a mixed bag. The Pro version is a beast of a tablet, with slick hardware and Ultrabook power. But the RT model has a barren app selection and a confusing, bipolar operating system. With this less-than-stellar launch, it’s no surprise that Microsoft has something new in the oven: a smaller 7-inch Surface tablet...
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Microsoft, in its patented way of entering the electronics market late with its offerings, was hoping that its first Windows-based tablet, the Surface RT, would strike a chord with consumers when if first launched in October 2012.But according...
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Today, Microsoft make's the leap from app tablet to full PC vendor with the release of the Surface Pro in the U.S. and Canada.The Surface Pro, Microsoft's first-party Windows 8 tablet, is now for sale in stores across the States, just three months after the release of the Surface RT.Along with the Pro's debut comes its specs, particularly the amount of usable storage space...
(3 months and 12 days ago)
Microsoft announced it would make the Surface Pro tablet available in more than 24 countries over May and June, and also expanded availability of its Surface RT tablet.The Surface Pro tablet, which has Windows 8 and runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, was only available in the U.S., Canada and China after it initially shipped in February. The expanded availability could...
(29 days ago)
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is tough to pigeonhole. Is it a tablet that doubles as a laptop? A teeny laptop that doubles as a tablet? An upgrade to last fall's Surface RT that runs actual Windows 8? A svelte solution to the age-old hassle of taking work home or on a plane?
(3 months and 7 days ago)
Microsoft has confirmed that smaller Windows 8 tablets will come to market in the near future. These will fill a gap in the Windows ecosystem and boost demand for Windows 8 by addressing key downsides to the early Surface tablets. Windows tablet sales seemed to start off impressively, but the overall results so far are mediocre at best. Microsoft isn't sharing the numbers,...
(1 month and 1 day ago)
Microsoft has carved out a new space in the tablet and ultrabook market with the introduction of its Surface Pro. The question for consumers, and especially business users, is where does it fit, what is its primary use, and what specific functions will it serve that would justify the near-$1,000 cost? Even more relevant to consider: how do you use your tablet now, and would...
(1 month and 16 days ago)
Is it sour grapes? Quite a few people would characterize it that way. In an interview Monday morning on CNBC, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, described (embedded video) the Surface tablet as the tablet that iPad users really...
(15 days ago)
The Surface tablet may not be crushing the competition with the vigor that Microsoft undoubtedly hoped it would. However, as compared to its third-party Windows tablet brethren, Surface is absolutely killing it—though Windows tablets still have a long road to travel before they're considered anything close to a success. Between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT, Microsoft...
(20 days ago)
Surface 2 news and rumoursWe're fans of Surface on TechRadar, even if we think that Surface Pro is too expensive and Surface RT is too limited. We already know that Microsoft is working on future models of its Surface tablet beyond the Core i5 Surface for Windows 8 Pro that came out in January, thanks to job adverts revealing the kinds of experts Microsoft is...
(1 month and 10 days ago)
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