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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laptop, Tablet or 2-in-1: Which to Buy?

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Laptops have become the default PC form factor. After surviving an onslaught of low-cost netbooks, the laptop today is in most cases just as powerful as a desktop computer, with users having the appreciating the benefit of packing up and heading off to the local café when they’re ready. Laptops aren’t just what most companies […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Pulls Faulty Surface Pro 2 Firmware Update

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If you’re a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner and you’re having problems after the latest round of firmware updates you are apparently not alone. Microsoft released a number of updates for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 on December 10, the latest Patch Tuesday release date. Since then a number of users were reporting […]

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 Mini Kinect-Like Feature Rumored

How do you know when there’s real interest in a Tablet or a Tablet form factor? When rumors of impending features start circulating from Chinese blogs. Whether this rumor has any substance or not it is certainly an intriguing one for the Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet that many expected to be announced earlier this fall […]

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 […]

How to Take a Screen Shot or PRNTSCR on Surface Tablets

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One of the frequent questions I get asked from Microsoft Surface Tablet users is how to take a screen capture using a Surface with a Type or Touch Cover. Neither of those two keyboards includes a PRNTSCR key, which is what many are accustomed to using to grab a shot of something on their screen. […]

Microsoft December Patch Tuesday Includes Surface Firmware Updates

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It’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday and that means a round of security and non-security updates for Windows in all shapes and sizes. The updates include security updates for Office products as well. Microsoft releases patches on the second Tuesday of each month and today’s updates also include firmware updates for the newly released Surface 2 Tablets. […]

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, […]

Microsoft Gifting Users a Free Touch Cover in new Surface Holiday Bundle

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Users who purchase one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets and a Type Cover 2 will get a free Touch Cover, as long as they make their purchase from Microsoft’s own retail stores. What Microsoft is calling the Surface Free Cover Holiday Bundle appeared earlier this week. As of now, users who purchase a Surface 2 or […]