surface

Thu
25
Oct
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Windows RT Surface Tablet: Early Reviews Mixed

Early reviews of Microsoft's Surface tablet computer are beginning to appear online. Though they are mixed, a common theme is that the hardware design is impressive, but the software is a concern. Microsoft's Surface is designed for a niche between ... an iPad and a Windows-based laptop. It ships with only a touchscreen, but with a $100 carry case that includes a physical keyboard it can expand to function like a conventional laptop. The Surface goes on sale October 26, the day Windows 8 is officially released. The first models will run Windows RT, the special version of Windows 8 designed ... (view more)

Wed
17
Oct
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Microsoft Surface Pricing, Specs Finally Revealed

After months of speculation, we finally know how much Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Surface tablet will cost: $499 and up. The device goes on sale October 26, the same day Microsoft launches its new operating system (OS), Windows 8. Last week ... industry insider Sameer Singh grabbed media attention by suggesting that Microsoft's entry-level version of the Surface running a slimmed-down edition of Windows 8 known as Windows RT would retail for $399 and up. Surface's Storage, Screen Size Compares Favorably with iPad It appears Singh's prediction was somewhat close to the actual price. Microsoft ... (view more)

Wed
10
Oct
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Microsoft Surface Tablet: $399 and Up, Expert Says

With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, you can bet tablet computers will be under many Christmas trees this coming December. One of the tech industry's most anticipated tablets is Microsoft's Surface, which has been unveiled but not yet ... officially released, or even priced. However, one analyst is now predicting that the Surface will retail for $399 -- and up. Microsoft Out At Least $300 Per Unit: Prediction Sameer Singh is a tech industry analyst with consulting firm Finvista Advisors. In a recent blog post he made some bold predictions about the cost of each individual component ... (view more)

Mon
20
Aug
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Lenovo CEO Rips Microsoft, 'Surface' Tablet

Lenovo says it's not concerned about the upcoming release of Microsoft's 'Surface' tablet computer. Instead, the firm says it plans to stay competitive by developing and selling better hardware. It's tough talk for a company known to build products ... that for many years have relied on the Windows operating systems. Making the comments: Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing. During an earnings report on Lenovo's first fiscal quarter 2013, Yuanqing said his firm was not concerned about the upcoming release of Surface, even though the device will compete with any future Lenovo tablet ... (view more)

Fri
03
Aug
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Microsoft Surface Tablet Gets New Mouse, Keyboard

Microsoft says its new 'Surface' tablet computer will be more like a traditional computer than other ultra-portable devices, such as Apple's segment-leading iPad. To help attract PC users the company is launching a range of new keyboards and mice ... specially designed to work with the Surface. The company is also adding the ability to interpret touch gestures to an existing high-tech mouse. Microsoft recently confirmed that the earlier, cheaper versions of Surface will be available on October 26, 2012, when Windows 8 is released. More expensive versions of the device, aimed at higher-end ... (view more)

Fri
27
Jul
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Microsoft Admits Surface Tablet Could Hurt Business

Microsoft has acknowledged that its decision to build its very own tablet computer, Surface, could upset the companies that produce Windows PCs. The firm has also admitted that the rise of tablet devices could dramatically impact the traditional PC ... market. Both comments come in Microsoft's latest Form 10-K, which publicly traded companies must submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission as an annual report on the company's activity. The form contains a section where companies must detail any potential risks to their business. This helps existing and would-be stockholders to make more ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jul
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Samsung to Release Windows 8 RT-Based Tablet PC

Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows 8-based tablet computer that will be ready for the new Microsoft operating system's (OS) launch in October, 2012. The device will reportedly utilize the mobile version of the OS, called Windows 8 RT, and ... will run on the speedy ARM chip architecture. The report on Samsung's plan to introduce such a tablet for this fall's Windows 8 launch comes from Bloomberg news, which cites "people with knowledge of the matter" as the source. (Source: bloomberg.com ) Samsung Product Seen As Good News for Microsoft The news of Samsung's new tablet should help ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jul
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Microsoft CEO: We're Going After Apple

Get ready, Apple. If Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer is to be believed, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant is coming after you like never before. In a recent interview with CRN, Microsoft's CEO acknowledged that his company ... has "ceded some of the boundary between hardware and software innovation" to Cupertino, California's Apple in the past. But he asserted that trend is about to come to a dead end. "We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple," Ballmer said. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) Microsoft Touts Windows 8 ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jul
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Gates Talks Microsoft Surface Tablet, Apple Rivalry

Former Microsoft chief executive officer Bill Gates recently sat down with PBS interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss his opinion of current technology market trends. Out of that interview emerged one popular topic of discussion for both interviewer ... and interviewee: Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet computer. Gates made no effort to hide his excitement about Surface, the Microsoft tablet scheduled for release later in 2012. Gates: Surface No "Compromise" Referring to Surface as an "exciting" opportunity for Microsoft, Gates suggested the new device would blur the line between PC and ... (view more)

Thu
28
Jun
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HP, Acer, Samsung Angry Over Microsoft Tablet?

While the prospect of Microsoft manufacturing its own tablet computer will bring about a number of firsts for the software giant, one in particular will present an unusual dilemma: this will be the first time Microsoft competes against its very own ... hardware partners. Here's the issue: Microsoft will be trying to sell its Windows 8 operating system (OS) to hardware makers at the same time it will be trying to convince consumers to buy its Surface tablet computer, instead of PCs and slate devices made by those same hardware partners. As shown in a recent product unveiling, Surface will come in ... (view more)

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