Microsoft and its newest Windows 8 operating system have had a rough go since the software first released in October -- unfortunately, the bad press for Windows 8 and the company's Surface tablet continued on Friday when a key executive at Samsung spoke out against Microsoft's latest offerings.
(2 months and 11 days ago)
Microsoft has confirmed that smaller Windows 8 tablets will come to market in the near future. These will fill a gap in the Windows ecosystem and boost demand for Windows 8 by addressing key downsides to the early Surface tablets. Windows tablet sales seemed to start off impressively, but the overall results so far are mediocre at best. Microsoft isn't sharing the numbers,...
(30 days ago)
The Surface tablet may not be crushing the competition with the vigor that Microsoft undoubtedly hoped it would. However, as compared to its third-party Windows tablet brethren, Surface is absolutely killing it—though Windows tablets still have a long road to travel before they're considered anything close to a success. Between the Surface Pro and the Surface RT, Microsoft...
(18 days ago)
Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet with the Windows 8 OS is due to ship on Feb. 9, starting at $899. The tablet will have a 10.6-inch screen and come in models with 64GB and 128GB of storage. Surface Pro’s early reviews have been mixed, and there are many Windows 8 alternatives already available from Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. The tablets come with touchscreens...
(3 months and 11 days ago)
Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy. "I wouldn't be surprised if they do streamline and do drop [Windows RT]," said Brian Proffitt, an adjunct instructor of management at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of...
(16 days ago)
If you just bought a Surface Pro, get ready to upgrade by July 2017, because that's when Microsoft will drop support for the Windows 8 Pro tablet.Microsoft's support website reveals that the Surface Pro will be subject only to "mainstream" support, which will end halfway through 2017, PC World reported on Tuesday.That gives the Surface Pro a nearly four-and-a-half-year...
(3 months and 7 days ago)
Just hours after Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro went on sale Saturday, the 128GB version of the tablet sold out online. [[See the PCWorld review: "Review: Surface Pro is the world's best Windows tablet, but still can't close the deal."]]> Staples sold out quickly.Shoppers for $1000 tablet at the online outlets of Best Buy and Staples, as well as Microsoft's own web...
(3 months and 9 days ago)
Microsoft's new Surface Pro is tough to pigeonhole. Is it a tablet that doubles as a laptop? A teeny laptop that doubles as a tablet? An upgrade to last fall's Surface RT that runs actual Windows 8? A svelte solution to the age-old hassle of taking work home or on a plane?
(3 months and 5 days ago)
Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013—but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on sale in the country this Tuesday. But along with it, the U.S. tech giant is also releasing an exclusive “Surface China...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
Microsoft announced it would make the Surface Pro tablet available in more than 24 countries over May and June, and also expanded availability of its Surface RT tablet.The Surface Pro tablet, which has Windows 8 and runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, was only available in the U.S., Canada and China after it initially shipped in February. The expanded availability could...
(27 days ago)
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