The recent Microsoft Surface event where the folks from Redmond unveiled the first PC hardware to be produced directly by the firm impressed a lot of people. I count myself in that group, and I quickly realized I am the perfect target for the new Windows RT tablet. Some of the reaction to the press event has been pretty negative given that Microsoft would not let attendees actually touch the tablets. Oh sure, some got to physically touch the demo units, but no one was allowed to actually use the things. Not the fancy keyboard covers either, which makes all impressions given of them useless. It's understandable that Microsoft is being careful with the impressions these early version tablets give the public. The approach is standard for not-yet-released hardware for some companies. The problem with that approach is it doesn't speak very highly of what Microsoft feels about this new ground-breaking hardware. The iPad proved to me that you have to use one to fully appreciate the fluid … [Read more...] about The “do not touch” Microsoft Surface touch tablets
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When Microsoft unveiled its Surface PCs in Los Angeles nearly two years ago, some observers were skeptical of the company’s long-term commitment. The announcement itself was so unexpected that it confounded all the usual observers. A week after that surprise announcement (the most surprising part was how well Microsoft kept it a secret), I rounded up the reactions of a dozen media observers. Reading that story now (How the tech press reacted to Microsoft Surface) is fascinating. Some of the most ardent Microsoft watchers were nonplussed, while Daring Fireball’s John Gruber nailed the analysis, even predicting based on that announcement that it was inevitable Microsoft would buy Nokia. It’s worth going back and re-reading those reactions today, as Microsoft gathers the press for another Surface event whose details it has once again managed to keep under wraps. Microsoft Surface event: Join CNET Tuesday, May 20 at 8 a.m. PT (live blog) The story of Surface in the past … [Read more...] about For Microsoft Surface, will third time be a charm?
posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:49 11 1. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011) I must say im very impressed with Microsoft this go around, Looks like they are finally tryin to compete with Apple! posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:02 2 32. The_Godfather (Posts: 196; Member since: 26 Apr 2012) Ravail:- True brother finally something real out there. Rather than saying a device with all new 200 features every six months. lolzzz which people couldn't find from last couple of years :p.. posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:51 1 2. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012) What's going on at 13:40? posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:28 3 9. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 191; Member since: 03 May 2012) I love it on my laptop posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:48 0 18. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012) Interesting, maybe I should have spent more time on it. I didn't like how they kept their old interface and added the new metro on top of it. Just felt strange. … [Read more...] about Comments for : The Microsoft Surface event video is now online for your viewing pleasure
If you found yourself watching Wednesday’s Microsoft Surface event and wanted to get your hands on the newly announced Surface Dial, then you are in luck. The new Dial accessory unveiled by Microsoft at the event is now available for pre-order.According to Microsoft, the new Surface Dial is expected to start shipping around November 10 but pre-orders for the unit opened up Wednesday for $100. That’s not a bad price at all if you are one of the Surface users targeted by the device.The Surface Dial is an accessory designed to make accessing app-specific functions and submenus easy on most Surface Pro devices including the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book. It also comes with some special Surface Studio-0nly features. The Dial can be used in a variety of configurations, including on your desk like a mouse or other input device, but the true appeal of the dial comes when you use it on top of the surface screen.When used in this configuration, the Surface Dial … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Dial ships November 10, but can be pre-ordered now for $100
Microsoft is just about to kick off its Surface event, which is slated to begin at 8 am PDT/11 am EDT. If you’re hell bent on keeping up with whatever news comes out of Redmond’s showcase, you can watch an official Microsoft live stream of today’s Surface festivities by clicking here. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to embed the live stream below. We reached out to Microsoft for an embed code, and if they provide us with one, we’ll update this story accordingly.So, what’s exactly on tap for today’s event? There are one of three main possibilities: Microsoft will either reveal a Surface Pro 3, or a Surface Mini, or both. However, the newest rumors indicate that Microsoft will hold the Surface Mini back from today’s event.As for the Surface Pro 3, the latest round of rumors indicate that Microsoft will roll out five new flavors of the slate. The base model will cost $799 and pack an Intel Core … [Read more...] about Watch the official live stream of Microsoft’s Surface event in NYC here
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets have proven to be very popular with buyers of all sorts. A new rumor has surfaced with some of the first details of what we can expect to come from the Microsoft Surface 5 tablet. The new rumors claim that the Surface Pro 5 will have the same proprietary surface power connector that is common on tablets today. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Surface Pro 5 is tipped to move to the more power efficient Intel Kaby Lake processors. If you're hoping for a massive change to the tablet, word is that there is nothign too big in store for the update. The tablet is expected to be a mild refresh with new components. Microsoft has previously decreed that Surface Pro 3 power adapters, docks, and Type Covers would work with Surface Pro 4 tablets and we would assume that the Surface Pro 5 will continue this trend.Keeping that Surface power adapter doesn't mean that there will be no USB-C port on the new Surface Pro 5. With … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors Claim New Stylus, CPUs, And Revamped Keyboard Cover
The design of the current Microsoft Surface Book is very cool and was meant to be that way specifically to compete against the MacBook Pro. Many MacBook Pro buyers purchase as much for style and prestige as they do for a useful notebook. Microsoft launched its original Surface Book to be as cool as possible, and it succeeded on that front. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock The sleek machine had a very svelte profile and was a two in one that could be used like a tablet when needed for ultimate portability. The big problem for the Surface Book is that the machine was very expensive with base configurations selling for about $1,499. If you are in the market for a notebook in that price range right now, Microsoft is discounting the price by a few hundred bucks to $1,299.Often in the tech world a discounted price is used to move old stock ahead of a new version of the device hitting market. This is exactly what rumors suggest is happening to the Surface Book. … [Read more...] about Rumor Tips Microsoft Surface Book 2 To Get Cheaper, But Lose One Big Feature
So it has been a while since we had been hearing about this new event being hosted by Microsoft. Well, we finally know what all the fuss has been about lately. The invitations to this “small” Surface event in New York City have already been sent out and it is scheduled to take place on the 20th of May. And it is most likely that a Surface Mini tablet will be unveiled finally. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The internet has time and again showed us the Compact Microsoft Surface which is the upcoming tablet we are expecting to see on this event. This is probably the longest duration of a product flashed on to the web pages; it all started when word first came out back in 2012. And only a little time had gone by since the arrival of the original Surface. Let’s just hope this new tablet lets Microsoft turn tables on the tablets platform but it still has a long journey to travel before we can make out final judgments regarding their … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Surface Event Will Be Held On 20th May
Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 might be the best 2-in-1 tablet for business yet. Reports indicate that the rumored device ─ which hasn't been officially announced ─ is ready to debut at a special Microsoft event Oct. 6. Expected enhancements include a bigger display, faster performance, longer battery life and better security features. Here's a rundown of the features that could make the Surface Pro 4 a dream tablet for workers. Last year, Microsoft promised that the next-generation Surface Pro would have the same dimensions as the 12.1-inch Pro 3, ensuring the new tablet's compatibility with accessories like the Pro 3 desktop dock. Now, new rumors suggest that Microsoft might be prepping to launch an even larger slate alongside a 12.1-inch model, with reported screen sizes as large as 14 inches. A 14-inch display would put the Surface Pro 4 on par with midsize business laptops like Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s. That could be good news for workers, since … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Top Business Features
In case you have missed the live coverage, here’s a video recording of the Microsoft event where Steve Ballmer and co unveiled the new Microsoft Surface tablet. A downloadable version of the keynote is available at microsoft.com.Microsoft says that the new Windows 8 tablets will ship around the same time as Windows 8 but the big question in everyone’s mind is how much will this device cost?Steve Sinofsky made the following remark (around the 43:30 mark) on pricing: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT will be available in both 32 GB and 64 GB model and will be priced like comparable tablets that are based on ARM. Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Professional will come in 64 GB and 128 GB storage models and will have a retail price comparable with competitive Ultrabook class PCs.It looks like Microsoft will showcase the Windows RT based Surface tablet as an alternative to the iPad (the “comparable tablet”) while the Surface Pro running Windows 8 could be seen as a … [Read more...] about How much will Microsoft Surface cost?