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Microsoft’s Surface tablet wasn’t exactly a huge hit. But the company’s first forray into tablets showed some huge potential, which led many people looking forward to what the company might bring in a second-generation of the device. Now, a report out of Digitimes is claiming that according to sources from [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB version is sold out within a few hours — a sign of success or clever marketing?
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, the version of Microsoft Surface tablets that runs Windows 8 Pro, has sold out in the United States within hours of being available online. Is this a sign of success for Microsoft’s tablet endeavor… or is it a sign of clever marketing on the part of [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews roundup: what reviewers from three different blogs say about the tablet
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has received its review treatment on the Internet, and there’s an underlying theme hidden in a lot of the reviews. If you were consider getting Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop, you might wanna check these out first.
The Verge liked the device’s performance and solid 1080p display, but the [...]Read More »
Remember that little problem with the Surface RT? You know, the one where you buy a 32GB version, come home and open your brand new tablet then discover that you can only use half of that? Well, it looks like Microsoft’s Surface Pro is going to have the same problems, [...]Read More »
How many people were outraged when Microsoft announced it would be selling Surface RT starting at $499 and Surface Pro starting at $899? If Microsoft’s silence on Surface tablet sales numbers is any indicator, my guess is many people. It seems like Microsoft may have taken the clue because, in [...]Read More »
While Microsoft’s Surface didn’t do so well during the holiday season, it’s getting another shot this February with the Surface Pro. Microsoft has announced that while they missed their January target date, the Surface Pro will be launching just a month later on February 9th.
For those of you who [...]Read More »
Did anybody get a Microsoft Surface this Christmas? Does anybody know anyone who got Surface for Christmas? Didn’t think so. As solid of a device it is, it just doesn’t seem to be on many people’s wish list this holiday season.
R.W. Baird analyst William Power recounted recent conversations at [...]Read More »
I’d like to start with a short breakdown of the current Windows 8 offerings: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows RT. The first three are compatible with Intel chipsets while RT is only available on ARM-based devices. Windows RT can run a basic version of Office [...]Read More »
Remember that ad Samsung ran earlier this year mocking iPhone 5 fans for standing in line for a smartphone when “the next big thing” (aka Galaxy S III) is already here? Yeah, well, according to Visible Measures (a video advertising firm) that ad is the most popular tech ad for [...]Read More »
In a previous post today, I revealed Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet will cost $899+. In my commentary, I mentioned the tablet is more of an Ultrabook than a tablet due to four main factors: full Windows (Windows 8 Pro), price ($899+), weight (2 lbs), and thickness (0.53 inches). [...]Read More »
Feel the $499 and up price tag for Surface RT is outrageous? You may throw a fit after hearing what Surface 8 Pro is going to sell for. I’ll give you a hint — it starts at $899.
Microsoft has officially confirmed the Windows 8 Pro version of Microsoft Surface [...]Read More »
If you purchased a 32GB tablet, I’m sure you weren’t expecting exactly 32GB to store all your music, photos, and files. But I’m also sure you were expecting it to at least be around the neighborhood of 32GB. Maybe 30GB — 28GB even. What if you were only get half [...]Read More »
When it debuted last month, many people (including myself) thought Microsoft featured the entry-level Surface RT tablet with 32GB at $499 because it wanted to be price-competitive with the iPad, who’s 32GB costs $599. As it turns out, that probably isn’t the reason why.
You see the two Surface RT [...]Read More »
With the combination of magnesium casing and Gorilla Glass 2, no one can deny Microsoft Surface tablets have an excellent physical build… despite the questionable price tag(s). Steven Sinofsky, the President of Windows and Windows Live at Microsoft, tweeted “couldn’t resist taking it out for a spin” with an accompanying [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface tablet (32 GB, Windows RT version) is sold out within 24 hours — a sign of success despite the ridiculous price?
Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the pricing on the Windows RT Surface tablet, and opened preorders for the Oct 26 release. Less than 24 hours later, the 32 GB standalone version is backlogged, going from an estimated 10/26 shipment date to “within 3 weeks”… which more or less means it has sold [...]Read More »
It is official: Microsoft Surface tablets start at $499, Windows RT version will be available Oct 26
After much speculation, the cat is out of the bag. Microsoft has officially announced the pricing on one of the Surface tablets… and it isn’t very pretty.
According to Microsoft, the WiFi-only Windows RT Surface tablet with 32GB will start at $499. If you want the “smart cover”, an awesome [...]Read More »
The release of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets is almost here yet the speculation about Surface tablet pricing is still alive and kicking. We have had multiple people chip in over the months about Surface pricing, from a $199 rumor to Microsoft CEO hinting at iPad-like pricing. Today we [...]Read More »
Last month the tech world was buzzing with the possibility that Microsoft will aggressively price the Windows RT Surface tablet at $199. While there still are no concrete facts on the pricing of Microsoft’s tablets, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer more or less just crushed the chances of a Surface tablet [...]Read More »
Despite rumors that Microsoft will sell its Windows RT Surface for US$199 and price the other Windows 8 Pro Surface around the same as current ultrabooks, pricing on the much-anticipated Windows 8-powered tablets have eluded us for the most part. Enter David Schmoock, Senior Vice President of Lenovo North America.[...]Read More »
We know Windows 8, Windows RT, and Microsoft Surface tablets will be released on October 26. What has been eluding us is pricing for the Surface tabs, and pricing is critical to the success of these tabs. With the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire dominating the sub-$200 market and the [...]Read More »
There has been much speculation about the release date of Windows 8. Earlier this month Microsoft put much of the speculation to rest by announcing Windows 8 and Surface tablets will hit stores by the end of October. Now Microsoft has officially announced the exact day when Windows 8, and [...]Read More »
Thinking about shelling out for an ARM-based Windows 8 (otherwise known as Windows RT) tablet? Maybe the Surface variant or a tablet from a different vendor perhaps. Then I’m sure you will be glad to hear Microsoft has officially announced Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 will come preinstalled on [...]Read More »
After Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this year, CEO Steve Ballmer, in an exclusive interview to CRN, said that Microsoft is looking forward to make life hard for Apple with the release of its Microsoft Surface tablets that are expected to hit the markets by late October.
Ballmer [...]Read More »
Microsoft has revealed that it will be releasing the much awaited and anticipated Windows 8 operating system, along with the first Surface tablet(s) that Microsoft manufactures, by the end of October 2012. It isn’t immediately clear if October will see a global release of the products or if they will [...]Read More »
As expected, Microsoft has announced its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 tablets. The surprise, however, is Microsoft not only announced a Windows RT tablet (the version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based processors) but it also announced a Windows 8 Pro tablet. Windows 8 Pro is the ‘traditional’ version of [...]Read More »