Surface vs. iPad: What Microsoft Has to Show At Its Surface Event

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Surface, Microsoft’s family of tablets, finds itself heading into tomorrow’s press event in a very awkward position. All at once the Surface devices are a triumph, a failure and a large question mark. When the Surface an Surface Pro devices were initially unveiled Microsoft was at the beginning of a major transition. Having thrown away […]

Could Microsoft Reveal a Surface Pro 3 Next Week?

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It was just last week that rumors about Microsoft revealing a new Intel-powered competitor to Apple’s iPad first appeared. Now it appears Surface tablet with an Intel processor that Microsoft will show case is the Surface Pro 3, a refreshed rival for Apple’s Macbook Air. To be clear, these aren’t just rumors. Instead they stem […]

New Rumors Tip an Intel-Powered iPad Killer for Microsoft’s Surface Tablets

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The iPad has dominated sales of mind-range tablets for some time, but if recent rumors are correct Microsoft is preparing to throw absolutely everything it has in its arsenal at conquering Apple’s tablets. Rumors now indicate that Microsoft is preparing to launch not just one but two Surface tablets, and one of those Surface tablets […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

New Tablet and Keyboard Cover Accidentally Outs the Surface Mini

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Microsoft could be preparing to strike at the heart of Apple’s iPad empire just when the company can’t afford to show any more sings of flagging sales. At least, that’s if a web page detailing more information about Microsoft’s Surface Mini plans is accurate. Found by a ZDNet reader earlier today, an Amazon Store page […]

Buying a Windows Tablet: 3 Best Options & What You Need to Know

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There’s never been a better time to purchase a Windows tablet. Yes, I know how nutty that might sound. Apple’s iPad pushed Microsoft into rethinking how it approached the tablet space, and how it continues to build software for different form factors. The result is Windows 8, an operating system and range of tablets that […]

Windows 8.1 Update on the Surface 2: Review

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Microsoft has released the “Update” for Windows 8.1 and it is now available for all users running that version of the operating system. Much of the focus has been on the changes made for keyboard and mouse users who apparently have been staying away from Windows 8 and 8.1 in such numbers that Microsoft felt […]

Microsoft Needs These 3 Devices To Compete Against Its Rivals

Microsoft is fighting a war for consumers on every front. To compete against these different companies for the hearts and minds of consumers, Microsoft needs to do something it rarely does: focus on hardware to compete against rival’s devices. To understand how the three devices below could change everything for Microsoft, you first have to […]

Microsoft Fixing Surface Tablet’s Biggest Flaw for One Week Only

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Microsoft is addressing one of biggest concerns of users willing to consider it’s Surface tablets over similar products like Apple’s iPad Air and rival 2-in-1s from partners like Lenovo. All Surface tablet buyers will receive a free Touch Cover with the cost of their tablet in a special promotion this week. Microsoft began offering the […]

Surface 2 with LTE Is a Much Better Deal than the iPad Air

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The Surface 2 with LTE, a slightly updated version of Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet that includes compatibility with the same wireless data networks that smartphones use, will be available for users to purchase tomorrow online, at Microsoft’s retail stores and at Best Buy. Microsoft formally announced the Surface 2 with LTE’s availability in a post […]

Surface 2 to Blow Past iPad Battery Life With Power Cover on March 19th

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Today, Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet already matches the battery life users can expect from Apple’s popular iPad. Now, Microsoft is preparing to allow the tablet family to blow the iPad out of the water with an integrated battery accessory its calling the Surface Power Cover. After months of waiting the pre-order button for the Surface […]

Surface 2 with 4G LTE Clears Hurdle for Release

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It seems Microsoft is very close to taking away another advantage of owning an Apple iPad instead of one of its Surface tablets. A version of the Surface 2 tablet that it launched last year has cleared the FCC on its way to store shelves. Documents detailing the 4G LTE version of the Surface 2 […]

How to Take Screenshots on a Windows 8 PC

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Microsoft’s decision to create a version of Windows that’s at home on laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s revolutionized the way millions of Windows users do everything from write messages to their friends to implying opening new apps and programs. Correctly embracing that change meant Windows needed to evolve and add multiple ways of doing the most […]

Rough Sales Estimates Put Surface Tablets In Perspective

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Users and fans of Microsoft’s Surface family devices might have spent yesterday celebrating Microsoft’s announcement that revenue for the line of tablets doubled at the tail end of 2013, however sales estimates from two Microsoft watchers indicate there’s only a few things for to celebrate. Estimates compiled by Microsoft watchers Paul Thurrott and Steve Kovach […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Return to the Microsoft Store

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets are once again in stock at the company’s online store. Both versions of Microsoft’s family of tablets returned earlier this week, ending a period that forced potential buyers to constantly check for stock at retail partners like Best Buy and Staples to get their hands on them. […]

Surface2 and Surface Pro 2: Can Anyone Find Them For Sale?

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There’s something wrong with Surface, Microsoft’s line of high-end and mid-range 2-in-1s. After announcing updated versions of the tablets to great fanfare last September, the company has returned to keeping quiet about any future plans. To be fair, that’s the company’s standard operation procedure on hardware. Launch it, ship frequent software updates and firmware fixes, […]

Where We’ll See Windows 9? Microsoft Opens Registration for BUILD 2014

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Microsoft has finally opened registration for BUILD 2014, the developer show and presentation that it’s expected to use to formally announce the next version of Windows 9, codenamed Windows Threshold. Ticket sales for the two-day event went on sale today. Instead of holding the event in its own backyard, the company will once again ask […]

2 Weeks With The Surface Pro Have Left Me Questioning Everything

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Having declared that users in the market for a new PC make it a point to track down and purchase an affordable convertible instead of laptops and desktops, two weeks ago I took my own advice and picked up Microsoft’s first-generation Surface Pro. My experience has been exciting. There have been times when I’ve thought […]

7 Essential Surface Accessories

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Microsoft’s Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2  finally allow users to quickly and easily get the experiences associated with a tablet, and traditional laptop without having to purchase and carry two separate devices. Together, the tablets represent a new breed of Windows PC, heralding in an age in which devices running Windows […]