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Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, two new tablets the company hopes to help boost the adoption of Windows 8 along with kicking its device and services mantra into full gear. Looking at what Microsoft brought to the table, we have to say that we’re both disappointed and excited at the same time.…Read More »
Asus Transformer T100 Windows 8 tablet costs just $349, has quad core processor and attachable keyboard
With the low sales of Windows 8 devices, computer manufacturers are forced to improvise in hopes to stay afloat in what is called the post PC era. At the recently held Intel Developer Conference, ASUS highlighted a sleek Windows 8.1 device that is able to transform before your very eyes.…Read More »
Microsoft has sent invites to an event on September 23rd in New York City. The event will be focused around the next-generation of tablets from Microsoft, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.
The Surface 2 is rumored to be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor, have a 1080p display and run Windows RT 8.1.…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 Microsoft?…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 device itself and all the stuff it’s trying to do, paired with its design, become a deal-breaker:
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Even a well-executed Surface still doesn’t work for me, and I’d bet it doesn’t work for most other people either.
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, just on a slightly different scale.…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 Microsoft’s recent earnings call, CFO Peter Klein hinted at the possibility of selling cheaper Surface tablets.…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.…Read More »
Have even the remotest interest in Windows 8? Think you may upgrade, or will want to upgrade, in the future? If so, right now is the time to grab it.
As mentioned on dotTech earlier, Microsoft is running a promotion that allows everyone with Windows XP SP3 and higher to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.…Read More »
In an earlier article, I showed you how to get Windows Media Center for free in Windows 8. Additionally, I explained the issue that it changed my product key from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. Despite removing Windows Media Center, the product key didn’t come back to normal.…Read More »
In October I wrote an opinion piece on how Microsoft is abuse the ‘Windows’ name to confuse customers into purchasing Windows RT tablets. How true that is, I don’t know. However, intentional abuse or not, it cannot be denied that the difference between Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 is confusing to the average consumer…
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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 tablets is going to start at $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB version.…Read More »
Despite all the Windows 8 hate and doomsday predictions, Windows 8, as it turns out, is doing very well. Tami Reller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Office of Microsoft, has revealed Windows 8 has sold 40 million copies since it was released on October 26, 2012.…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.…Read More »
[Windows 8] How to install Windows Media Center for free on Windows 8 Pro, and how to remove it [Guide]
If you’re using Windows Media Center (WMC) for your home entertainment system or Xbox, you will want to know that Windows 8 doesn’t include WMC by default. According Microsoft, you can get WMC for $9.99 when you’re running Windows 8 Pro and it costs $69.99 to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 8.…Read More »
Some ex-executives are not shy about criticizing the company they founded. Is Bill Gates one such person? Well, for one, he isn’t an ex — he is still chairman of Microsoft. For two, in regards to the original question, I don’t know.…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 photo of Sinofsky riding a Microsoft Surface tablet (it isn’t clear if it is the Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro version — likely Windows RT) like a freaking skateboard:
So that half-a-grand tablet can double as a skateboard.…Read More »
Any semi-techie that has being following the development of Window 8 and Windows 8 tablets knows that Windows RT tablets are akin to Android tablets and the iPad — Windows RT is essentially a mobile version of Windows 8. However, the general public is not full of techies and people knowledgeable about tech.…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.…Read More »
Windows Store may only have a few thousand apps when Windows 8 is launched but Windows 8 tablets and PCs running on AMD processors will have access to hundreds of thousands of more apps. Hundreds of thousands of Android apps and games, to be more specific.…Read More »
More pricing details for Windows 8 tablets are revealed, turns out the tablets will be insanely… expensive
In August a rumor generated buzz about the possibility of seeing Windows RT tablets — specifically the Windows RT Surface — for as low as $199. A few days later Lenovo stoked the rumor by publicly saying Windows 8 Pro tablets will sell for $500-$700 and Windows RT tablets will be “$200-$300 less”.…Read More »
Not sure you will like Windows 8? Yeah, many people are in the same boat. If you are on the fence about purchasing a Windows 8 PC (after Windows 8 comes out), there is some good news that may sway you over to making the purchase.…Read More »
Windows 8 Pro full retail version (not upgrade) will cost $69.99 until January 31, then $199 [rumor]
Looking to buy Windows 8? We already know that Windows XP and higher users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. We also know people who purchase Windows 7 PCs after July 2 can grab a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99.…Read More »
Are you holding back on purchasing a new Windows 7 machine because you want to wait until Windows 8 hits stores? If you have US$14.99 to spare, you don’t have to wait. Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 to those people who have purchased or will purchase a Windows 7 PC on or after July 2, 2012.…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 »
Microsoft is limiting Windows RT tablets to a few, hand-picked manufacturers for quality control purposes
Looking for a Windows RT tablet? First batch of Windows 8 (Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro) tablets should be hitting stores in October. However, you will find Windows RT tablets from only a select number of manufacturers until January. The reason being is Microsoft is limiting Windows RT licenses to a few manufacturers for quality control purposes.…Read More »