Surface Pro 3 Impressions: Has Microsoft Succeeded Where Apple Failed?

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Microsoft’s latest tablet is hoping to succeed where Apple has so far failed. It’s thin and light so that it can be used as an entertainment tablet. It also includes an Intel processor for running serious applications. In many respects, it’s the closest we come to not having to carry around a laptop for getting […]

Surface Pro 2 vs Surface Pro 3: What To Buy

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Microsoft shocked the world, and its own hardware partners, when it revealed the original Surface tablets. Dubbed the Surface RT and the Surface Pro, those original devices came at a time when both customers and other companies were still trying to adjust their thinking to reflect the steps this new Microsoft was willing to take […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Cheap Surface Pro 2

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Microsoft is slashing the price of the Surface Pro 2 notebook and tablet replacement it introduced last year. Does this drastically lower price tag make it the perfect time to purchase the powerful 2-in-1 Windows device? Absolutely not. Earlier this morning the Microsoft Store, the online retail arm of the company, revealed drastically lower prices […]

The Surface Pro 3: 3 Reasons to Not Buy

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The Surface Pro 3 device Microsoft unveiled last week is a technological marvel. Packed into the devices that’ll begin going out to users this June are years of knowledge, and it shows. For those really looking to replace the laptop, Microsoft has added a 12-inch display and made the Surface Pro 3 as thin as […]

Why Microsoft Didn’t Launch the Surface Mini on Tuesday

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A new report indicates that Microsoft decided to hold off on its much-leaked Surface Mini at this week’s event. Reportedly, executives weren’t satisfied with the unique experiences for it and how customers would be stuck using the desktop version of Microsoft Office. According to a report from Neowin, an outlet who’d been sharing what seemed […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is Aggressive, Defensive, Ultimately Confusing

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Is the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “the tablet that can replace your laptop” or is it “the laptop that can replace your tablet?” I’m not sure Microsoft has quite figured that out yet. Microsoft announced its new hybrid-tablet-laptop device today with a push that at times was very aggressive and yet equally defensive. Aiming […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to Take on the Macbook Air for $799

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Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a larger and thinner variant of the Intel-powered Surface Pro 2 tablet that it originally launched to compete against Apple’s Macbook Air and the iPad. All told, the Surface Pro 3 is a beast, the device features a 12 inch-screen so that users can get more done. By […]

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 […]

Microsoft Prepping a Surface Mini Tablet Roll Out on May 20

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We’ve been hearing word about the Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet for quite some time now. While the rumors don’t fill blog pages with the same amount of gusto that Apple rumors do, a smaller Surface tablet from Microsoft will certainly be of interest. Now it appears that Microsoft is prepping an event in New York […]

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 […]

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 LTE Arriving in Stores to Take the Fight to the iPad

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Microsoft could finally be gearing up for a one-to-one fight with Apple’s iPad. After years of only selling its Surface tablets with WiFi, the company is now preparing to launch a Surface 2 tablet with LTE compatibility. According to WPCentral, some Microsoft Stores have already begun receiving Surface 2 devices complete with LTE. Essentially, the […]

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. […]

Microsoft Quietly Upgrades The Surface Pro 2, Forgets To Tell Buyers

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Microsoft could have just set the stage for a confrontation with some of its most loyal followers. Just two months after releasing the Surface Pro 2, the updated version of the original Surface tablet that includes support for desktop apps, Microsoft has quietly bumped up the device’s performance. Microsoft confirmed that it’d made changes to […]

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 […]

How to Set Up your New Microsoft Surface Tablet

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Did you find a new Microsoft Surface Tablet under your Christmas tree? Anxious to get started? You’re not alone. There are many new owners of a Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro this Christmas. Microsoft bills the Surface as a device that’s both ready for work and ready for play and you […]

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Microsoft Surface

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If you’ve got a new Microsoft Surface Tablet for your family you might want to think about setting up parental controls for those times when you can’t monitor your child using the Surface. It’s a great way to give you some peace of mind regarding the content your child might be viewing or the time […]