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  • Microsoft Surface with Windows RT: 5 things to consider before buying

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 11:04 am

    Before you head online to pre-order Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT (Surface RT) device starting Tuesday at noon Eastern, you'll want to make sure this is the right device for you. Do you need to run traditional Windows programs? Would you rather have a device that has a heftier keyboard dock? Have you looked at the other Windows 8-powered devices headed your way? Buying a Windows RT slate is not going to be as simple as buying an iPad or Android tablet, so before you buy here's a look at five things to consider.
  • Microsoft's Surface RT pricing 'aggressive,' 'mystifying,' say analysts

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 10:35 pm

    Microsoft's pricing of its Surface RT tablet was called 'aggressive' by some analysts today, 'mystifying' by others, even as they remained skeptical that it's low enough to make inroads on the dominant player, Apple's iPad.
  • Microsoft Surface tablet priced between $500 and $700

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 10:33 pm

    Prices for Microsoft's Surface RT tablets appear to have been inadvertently posted to the Web this morning and quickly pulled down.
  • Microsoft spills Surface RT prices, start at $499

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Microsoft today briefly posted prices of $499 to $699 for the Surface tablet, but then pulled the listings from its online store.
  • Analyst: Microsoft to price Surface RT tablet at $400 to $500

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    Microsoft's new Surface tablet, slated to ship later this month, will be priced between $399 and $499, an analyst said today, in the same ballpark as Apple's iconic iPad.
  • Michael Dell on Surface tablet: 'The impact will be limited'

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Michael Dell has reached a crossroads. PC sales are slowing to a crawl as tablets and smartphones capture more consumer dollars every year. What's the founder and CEO of the third largest PC manufacturer to do?
  • Ballmer quotes Microsoft Surface pricing: $300 to $800

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 9:49 pm

    In the suspense-filled lead-up to the release of its Surface tablets, Microsoft has declined to discuss how much the devices will actually cost--until now, at least. In a Friday interview with The Seattle Times , Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hinted at a pricing ballpark: $300 to "$700 or $800," quelling rumors that the Surface RT would sell at the bargain, Kindle Fire-esque price of $199. Also revealed in the interview: The Surface tablets will indeed be sold inside Microsoft's fall-season pop-up stores in malls around the country.
  • Microsoft names 32 'pop-up' stores that may sell the Surface RT tablet this fall

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:03 pm

    Microsoft today said it would open nearly three dozen 'pop-up' stores this fall in U.S. and Canadian malls and shopping centers to sell its own hardware and software.
  • Windows 8 hybrids prove the need for Microsoft's Surface

    Posted September 2, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    After looking through the dozen or so announcements of Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids at IFA 2012, I'm having trouble telling some of them apart.
  • Microsoft Surface coud be a huge hit at $199

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:25 am

    $199? An anonymous “inside source” told Engadget that the Microsoft Surface RT tablet will sell for the amazingly low price of only $199. It would be out of character for Microsoft, but if the pricing is truly that aggressive the Windows tablet could quickly claim significant market share.
  • Microsoft's Surface tablet reported to sell for a low $199

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT tablet will sell for $199 when it ships on Oct. 26, according to an unnamed source in Engadget report.
  • How Microsoft Surface stacks up against its tablet competition

    Posted August 11, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Surface will change your expectations of what you can do with your tablet. First and foremost, you are no longer buying into a dedicated mobile OS and its corresponding app ecosystem. Instead, you'll be able to buy one app and use it on both a tablet and a Windows 8 laptop or desktop PC.
  • Why Acer is wrong about Microsoft Surface

    Posted August 11, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Acer's CEO tells Microsoft to 'think twice' about building tablets because it's "not something you are good at." Columnist Mike Elgan says the CEO should think twice about his statement, because he is wrong.
  • Sorry, PC makers: Microsoft is building 'next generation' Surface

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 10:31 am

    It looks like PC makers are going to have to get used to having Microsoft as a competitor, because the company is already at work on more Surface PCs.
  • Scaled-down Office app to ship with Surface tablet

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 9:08 pm

    Microsoft's Office app for its Surface tablets will have some of its features removed to make the OS perform better and improve the battery life.
  • Microsoft Surface RT vs. Surface Pro: Which tablet will you want?

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    Microsoft's new tablets will arrive in two versions. Which is right for you?
  • Prices, angry OEMs bode ill for Windows 8 devices, analyst says

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    Microsoft needs to set low prices for its upcoming Windows 8 Surface PCs and needs something better than selling them online and in Microsoft Stores if it hopes to grab customers, says analyst firm Canalys.
  • Microsoft leaks Surface tablet launch date in SEC filing

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Microsoft will launch its ARM-based Surface tablets on October 26, at the same time the company releases Windows 8, according to the company’s recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Microsoft acknowledges Surface may trigger OEM hostility

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Microsoft yesterday confirmed what most analysts and company watchers had concluded last month when the firm unveiled its own tablet, that it risks alienating the computer makers which account for the bulk of Windows sales.
  • Microsoft plans to sell a few million Surface tablets

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Microsoft hopes to sell at least a few million of its Surface tablets after Windows 8 debuts in October, according to company chief executive Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft chief made the comments during the opening keynote for Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. Ever since Microsoft announced Surface, critics have debated whether the company will follow Apple's lead and start designing its own hardware on a regular basis or whether Surface is just a limited-edition “reference design” meant to inspire its hardware partners to do better.
  • Review

    Google's Nexus 7 douses Kindle Fire

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Google's $199 media and entertainment tablet slays the Amazon rival with pure Android and a Chrome browser
  • Two Microsoft Surface tablets, two processors

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:48 am

    One Microsoft Surface Tablet will run on Intel processors, the other on Nvidia. One will appeal to end users, the other to IT departments. Which is which isn't as obvious as it seems.
  • New Kindle Fire tablet by end of July?

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:35 am

    On the eve of the expected announcement of a new Google tablet that takes aim at Amazon's Kindle Fire, a leak from within the online retailer revealed that a new version of its slate will be announced by the end of July.
  • Microsoft Surface tablets may not match iPad battery life

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Microsoft's new Surface tablets may not match Apple's iPad on battery life, according to estimates made by Computerworld based on comparable devices.
  • First release of Surface tablets to be Wi-Fi-only, sources say

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:24 am

    The first release of the Surface tablet computers will be Wi-Fi-only, unnamed sources told the Washington Post.
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