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...
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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...
(2 months and 15 days ago)
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Surface Pro with Windows 8 will be on sale Saturday starting at $899 and will test the company’s viability in the tablet market after the failure of the Surface RT. The Surface Pro tablet has an Intel Core i5 processor. It can also be used as a PC when a keyboard is attached. The tablet has a 10.6-inch screen and includes the Type Cover...
(4 months and 9 days ago)
A new 256GB version of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has been revealed, with the larger-capacity Windows 8 slate showing up in Japan. The new variant – which has not yet been added to Microsoft’s US listing for the 10.6-inch tablet – is otherwise identical to the 128GB Surface Pro we reviewed back in February, and ...
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Microsoft will support its Surface Pro tablet until July 2017, or almost four-and-a-half years after its launch last weekend, the company's website confirmed. Like its predecessor the Surface RT, the Windows 8-powered Surface Pro sports a support lifecycle that's less than half the usual 10 years Microsoft allots its software products. Microsoft will support the Surface...
(4 months and 6 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...
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The launch of the Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Pro has not gone to plan. While many people have been waiting to see what Microsoft's second tablet device would be like, mistakes in presentation and allowing others to dictate the story has damaged the launch of the Surface Pro.
(4 months and 8 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?
(4 months and 4 days ago)
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...
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Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013—but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on sale in the country this Tuesday. But along with it, the U.S. tech giant is also releasing an exclusive “Surface China...
(2 months and 18 days ago)
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