Tagged with: Surface

Windows RT Tablet Prices Falling, OS Failures to Blame

Windows RT Tablet Prices Falling, OS Failures to Blame

Prices of Windows RT devices have started falling, signaling an attempt by PC makers to quickly clear out stock after poor adoption of tablets and convertibles with the operating system. Microsoft released Windows RT for ARM-based devices and Windows 8 for Intel-based devices in October last year. The price drop is an ...

Windows 8 Hardware Guidelines Suggest a 7-Inch Tablet is On the Way

Windows 8 Hardware Guidelines Suggest a 7-Inch Tablet is On the Way

One thing has been missing from Microsoft’s foray into the tablet world so far: A cheaper, smaller tablet that can go toe-to-toe with the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad mini. ZDNet reports that recent changes to Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggest that Microsoft is giving OEMs more freedom to make 7-inch ...

Windows RT Dubbed ‘A Lemon’ That Consumers Are Avoiding

Windows RT Dubbed ‘A Lemon’ That Consumers Are Avoiding

The signs of doom are all aligned for Windows RT, which looks like it could soon inhibit the same plane of oblivion currently occupied by Microsoft Bob. Ars Technica’s Peter Bright has written a thorough pre-obituary for the current incarnation of Microsoft’s first attempt at creating a tablet-centric operating system, ...

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Review: A Windows 8 Ultra Tablet

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Review: A Windows 8 Ultra Tablet

Is Microsoft's Surface Pro an Ultrabook or a Tablet? Matt Tweety Tverberg, one of Microsoft's Biz Dev guys in NY, calls it an Ultra Tablet. When you play with one, you'll see his point. The Surface Pro tablet is a personal interface for Windows 8 that changes your relationship with the Windows programs you use through ...

Is Microsoft Working on a Surface Mini?

Is Microsoft Working on a Surface Mini?

Just because Microsoft’s first Surface devices shipped with 10.6-inch displays doesn’t mean the company is wedded exclusively to the large tablet form factor. In fact, it almost certainly isn’t. During his appearance at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said ...

Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown: Nearly Impossible to Fix

Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown: Nearly Impossible to Fix

The Microsoft Surface Pro is just getting into its first week of consumer availability, and gadget repair blog iFixit has already cracked the case for a closer look at what makes the tablet/PC hybrid thing tick. The teardown reveals that Microsoft has essentially glued down anything that could be glued, making it incredibly ...

Shelly Palmer Chats with Antwan Lewis and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5’s Good Day Wake Up About the Microsoft Surface Pro

Shelly Palmer Chats with Antwan Lewis and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5’s Good Day Wake Up About the Microsoft Surface Pro

Shelly Palmer chats with Antwan Lewis and Juliet Huddy on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about the Microsoft Surface Pro, and even shows it off in studio! ...

Microsoft to Support Surface Pro Tablet Until 2017

Microsoft to Support Surface Pro Tablet Until 2017

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 ...

Understocked Surface Pro Tablet Sells Out on Retail Shelves

Understocked Surface Pro Tablet Sells Out on Retail Shelves

The Microsoft Surface Pro, the new flagship Windows 8 device that launched on Saturday, is reportedly sold out in many retail locations across the country. Great success, right? Not so fast. Apparently, as reported by ZDnet, that fact might be misleading. In general, of course, selling out on the day of a product launch is ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: Five Things It Needs

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: Five Things It Needs

With the release of the Windows 8 Surface Pro, Microsoft has reclaimed some of the good will it lost with the Surface RT. Unlike the earlier Surface product, the Pro features the full version of Windows 8, uses a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, and can install and run just about any software app that a standard laptop or ...