Why the Surface is Expensive: Apple Threatened High-End PCs

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Apparently, Surface owners owe Apple a debt of gratitude. Comments made by Steve Ballmer indicate that it was actually Apple’s dominance in high-end computing that convinced the company to move forward with the Surface RT and Surface Pro. The comments came during an interview with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. In the interview, Ballmer said that […]

Microsoft Surface Tablets Sold Out Online. In Short Supply at Retailers

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If you’re looking for a Surface Tablet this Christmas it looks like you’ll have better luck with your local retailer than shopping online. Microsoft, Best Buy, and Staples are all reporting that both the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 are out of stock and/or not available for shipping. Amazon is still listing a […]

Microsoft Surface User Guides Available for Download

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Are you a new Microsoft Surface Tablet owner. Surface 2? Surface Pro 2? Do you still have one of the original Surface Tablets? Best Buy is reporting that they sold quite a few Surface Tablets this past Black Friday weekend, especially the year old Surface RT units which were substantially discounted. Regardless of the device, […]

How To Get More Tiles on Surface Start Screen

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The displays for the Microsoft Surface Tablets are a colorful feast of Tiles. Some are Live Tiles with information cycling through to notify you about news or what your friends are up to. Some Tiles are static. Regardless, when you pop open the lid or boot up a Surface Tablet you’ll see the Tiles you’ve […]

Felix TwoHands Stand for Tablets and eReaders

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Unless you have a Microsoft Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 Tablet, chances are you’re going to purchase a stand, or case with a stand, or one of any number of options that are available to prop up your Tablet or eReading device at some point. Stands come in all shapes and sizes so you […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro Performance Improvement Updates Arrive

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Just a month after Microsoft began shipping the Surface 2, its refreshed answer to Apple’s iPad and Google Nexus 7 tablets, the company has released a slew of performance tweaks and changes design to help boost reliability and battery life. According to the update activity log for the Surface 2, users can expect a slew […]

Microsoft Builds Giant Surface 2 in London

The giant Surface 2, erected in Greater London. Captured by The Verge.

There are tablets with large screens and then there are tablets with really large screens. To celebrate the launch of its Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft has created a huge Surface 2 that comes complete with its own matching blue Surface Touch 2 Keyboard. Tourists and those who live near London, England can check out the […]

Microsoft Slashes the Price of the Surface Pro by $100

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In what could be part of a concerted effort to ignite a fire sale, Microsoft has cut the price of the first-generation Surface Pro. Microsoft began showcasing the deal on its own online Microsoft Store on Tuesday. Those who purchase a Surface Pro through the website or at one of its retail locations will get […]

The Surface 2 Vs. The iPad Air

The iPad Air and the Surface 2

With Apple’s announcement of the iPad Air ended recently and Microsoft’s Surface 2 launching, many users will be comparing the two tablets and how they stack up against each other during the holiday shopping season. To be frank, they should. Although Google’s Nexus 7 tablet continues as a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire and […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Available

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Users can now purchase Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. At least, they can if they’re waiting outside one of the many Microsoft Stores the company has kept open for the launch of the upgrades to last year’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Users who don’t reside near a Microsoft Store or […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

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Nearly a year to date that it began selling its own brand of Windows devices, Microsoft is set to launch the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. While the road to updated versions of the Surface RT and Surface Pro has been relatively short, it hasn’t been without its triumphs and struggles. Many of those […]

Microsoft Stores Opening at 12 a.m. for Surface 2 Launches

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When the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets launch next week users won’t have to wait until morning to get their hands on versions of them. Microsoft says it’ll hold midnight releases at ten of its stores across the United States. Beginning at 10 p.m. on October 21st, Microsoft Stores will open their doors to […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Buyers Should Act Now

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According to Microsoft, users looking to pick up a Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2 should pre-order the devices online or at one of its Microsoft Stores as soon as possible. The revelation came in a blog post earlier this week in which Microsoft wasn’t shy about pushing users to pre-order the device they want, […]

3 Ways the Surface 2 Beats the iPad 4

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Following months of speculation, Microsoft finally unveiled its successors to the Surface tablets debuted last year. The Surface Pro 2 remains just what it always was: a Microsoft tablet built as an alternative to the Macbook Air. However, the Surface 2 is where the action is. It might not have changed its mind about including an ARM processor and […]

Microsoft Surface Mini Reportedly Delayed to Spring 2014

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Microsoft’s heavily rumored 7-inch tablet, the Surface Mini, is reportedly being delayed to next year, where it might not see the light of day until sometime in the spring. According to ZDNet, which has been the reliable receiver of many Microsoft rumors in the past, Microsoft isn’t releasing the Surface Mini this holiday season as […]

Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 Pre-Orders Now Live

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As expected, Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. These are Microsoft’s successors to the original Surface RT and Surface Pro, and start at $449 and $899, respectively. They’re available to order now on Microsoft’s website, with the Surface 2 coming in 32GB and 64GB flavors, while […]

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Official

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Microsoft announced two new tablets today, called the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Both keep the same overall look of the previous generation, but the company boosted the performance of the two tablets all around. Microsoft’s Surface 2 is the newest entry-level Surface slate, and the company says it’s “the most productive tablet ever […]

Surface RT Upgrade to be Called Surface 2, Feature Tegra Processor

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The Surface 2, a follow-up to the original Surface RT device running Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system, will feature a next generation Tegra processor and modestly improved internals. According to reports from the WinSuperSite, outside the device will appear identical to the Surface RT that shipped almost a year ago. That includes the device’s weight, thickness and […]

3 Reasons the Surface RT Shouldn’t Have Lost A Billion Dollars

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Microsoft’s announcement that it would take a write down on the Surface RT stock it had remaining in warehouses sent shock waves through the industry. Almost instantly, users who didn’t own a Surface RT, and never intended on getting one in the first place, questioned if the Windows RT operating system that the device runs […]