Microsoft officials showed off "Surface 2.0" -- the new version of the company's multitouch tabletop -- at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday. There were lots of tweets and relatively few details, but on January 6, Microsoft officials shared more specifics -- including the planned retail pricing -- $7,600, compared to the Surface 1.0 tabletop price of $12,000-plus. Here are some answers to my Surface questions from Panos Panay, General Manager, Microsoft Surface. Q: Is the new device called Surface 2.0? If not, what? A: What was shown on stage is Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. (Me: On Microsoft's Web site, it also is referred to as Surface 2.0.) Q: When will it ship? Geographically? Availability? A: The next version of Surface will ship later in 2011 in 23 countries around the world. In addition, we have committed customers which include: Red Bull, Royal Bank of Canada, Fuji Film, Dassault Aviation and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Q: Will Samsung be the only OEM … [Read more...] about CES: New Microsoft Surface to be priced at $7,600
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The company's 190 workers will be integrated into the Microsoft Israel research and development structure, with the company's offices in suburban Tel Aviv being turned into a MS R&D facility, the company's third in Israel. Neither Microsoft's Israeli representatives nor N-Trig had any official comment on the story. Should the deal go ahead, it will be Microsoft's ninth acquisition in Israel since 2000, making Israel the third largest source for Microsoft acquisitions behind the US and Canada. Last year, Microsoft dumped long-standing pen-tech supplier Wacom for N-Trig, which supplied the stylus technology for the Surface Pro 3 tablets. The reason, according to Eyal Leibovitz, VP of R&D at the Israeli digital pen maker, was because the company had succeeded in creating a chip that integrated both stylus and touch interfaces on the same digitizer. "We have the only technology that lets OEMs do this," Leibovitz said recently. "It allows Microsoft to eliminate a layer of sensor … [Read more...] about Microsoft looks to buy digital pen company N-trig for $200m
posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:17 9 1. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012) Sweet! RT won't be so useful in terms of productivity as its pro counterpart, but for entertainment it should be perfectly fine. Yeah, I'll be buying one for sure! posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:27 9 2. tigermcm (Posts: 861; Member since: 02 Sep 2009) as long as its under $400 take my money!!! posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:44 7 3. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012) i hope microsoft will make a crazy deal on the day it will be available like $99 for surface RT and $199 for Surface Pro!! LOL that would kill iPad! posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:46 9 4. MattAdorno (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Jul 2012) $500 bucks for the Pro and $350 for the RT - that's pretty slick pricing if its true. posted on 06 Oct 2012, 19:04 0 5. blattlaus (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Dec 2010) I don't know how much the Surface RT will cost, but what I do know is that there is … [Read more...] about Comments for : Windows RT version of Microsoft Surface to be priced at under $350?
posted on 25 Nov 2016, 15:34 7 1. nebula (Posts: 1009; Member since: 20 Feb 2015) Just wonder how even best hardware can make it work. If the app store is dead how they going to make this thing alife and running ?? posted on 25 Nov 2016, 19:15 4 9. Settings (Posts: 2740; Member since: 02 Jul 2014) Microsoft doesnt go after the niche market anymore. Enterprise is the way to go for MS so they could care less about consumer apps anymore. posted on 26 Nov 2016, 03:01 0 18. nebula (Posts: 1009; Member since: 20 Feb 2015) I remember when Blackberry was at everyone's enterprice hand and people could not image they would have any other phone for this purpose. I am still not convinced to have an enterprice phone in your pocket that fails and is severely limited to be "normal" phone too. 21. raiter (Posts: 25; Member since: 10 Mar 2014) Yes, but things has changed. The BB is out of business now. And BB never offered such enterprise integrations, as MS is capable to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Rumor: Microsoft Surface Phone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Microsoft wants you to buy, use, and presumably love Windows Phone, and it has already gone to considerable lengths and spent billions to persuade you to give it a try. The problem is, almost none of you are buying it. If the latest reports are correct, Microsoft is so desperate to get more people to buy Windows Phone that it’s pressuring hardware manufacturers to load it alongside Android. Supposedly, Microsoft executives are targeting HTC (an obvious choice, given its financial troubles), hoping it will load its popular Android handsets with Windows Phone, giving customers the option to use either.Yep … like the Chestburster from Alien, Microsoft wants Windows Phone to burst forth from the Android devices you buy. And the hope is, most assuredly, that it will kill the host.But what is the benefit to users? Dual-booting computers have never been popular, and anyone who has Android has already decided not to use Windows Phone. At most, this move will confuse new … [Read more...] about Microsoft wants to cram Windows Phone into Android: Why it’s a bad idea
The upcoming Microsoft Surface tablets, announced amid much fanfare this week, will be unique devices in three ways. They are smaller than the smallest successful PCs, they are from Microsoft as opposed to a hardware OEM and they come in two distinct flavors—chocolate and meat. Not literally, of course, but they are made from different ingredients. Microsoft Surface will run Windows 8 RT and Nvidia Tegra technology, while Microsoft Surface Pro will run Windows 8 and the Intel Ivy Bridge core. (For comparison's sake, Digital Trends examines the specs of the two Surface versions and the iPad.)This distinction is critical because, while Surface and Surface Pro look the same, beneath the surface they appear to address dramatically different needs. Users may prefer the Nvidia product but might find the Intel product a better buy, since Surface Pro will have twice the storage capacity and support USB 3.0. IT, meanwhile, may initially prefer the Intel version because it is more … [Read more...] about Two Microsoft Surface Tablets, Two Processors
The best tablet these days is one that’s as ready for work as it is for play. That means moving beyond the bargain bin of $50 throwaways to the shelf filled with better-quality tablets and useful accessories. Plan on spending at least a few hundred dollars, but the payoff in productivity—and fun—will be worth it.We can recommend three outstanding tablets. For any other models that catch your eye, we’re also giving you five things to decide before you buy.Our Greenbot colleagues recommend the $499, 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab S2. It offers solid performance, a stunning display, and comes in two very thin, very comfortable-to-hold sizes.Our Macworld colleagues recommend the $499 iPad Air 2. It improves upon the original iPad Air in little ways—a little thinner and lighter, a little faster—and the camera is good enough that you might actually use it.We’re not recommending the Apple iPad Pro. It’s a nice tablet, but overkill—unless … [Read more...] about How to buy the best productivity-focused Android, iOS, or Windows tablet
Editor's Note: Microsoft recently announced the release of the Surface Book 2, which comes with a new 15-inch screen and improved specs. It will start at $1,499 and be available for pre-order Nov. 9. We have not tested or reviewed the Surface Book 2 yet, but when we do we will report our findings. Microsoft's Surface Book is an enticing work machine because it can be almost anything you want it to be. Its gorgeous 13.5-inch display and snappy, detachable keyboard are perfect for marathon work sessions. Plus, its excellent stylus support makes it ideal for note-taking, and its discrete graphics chip lets it handle even graphically intensive workloads. You won't find that much functionality in another laptop this sleek and portable.But, starting at $1,499 (reviewed at $1,899), this Swiss Army Knife of a computer doesn't come cheap. At that price, does the Surface Book belong in your work bag?The first thing you'll likely notice about the Surface Book is that its screen doesn't sit … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Book Review: Is It Good for Business?
Editor's Note: Microsoft recently announced the release of the Surface Book 2, which is available with a new 15-inch screen and improved specs. It starts at $1,499 and will be available for pre-order Nov. 9. We have not tested or reviewed the Surface Book 2 yet, but when we do we will report our findings. Microsoft's Swiss army knife of a laptop is getting an upgrade. A refreshed Surface Book was unveiled this week with beefier graphics capabilities and longer battery life. This isn't quite the Surface Book 2, though, so don't expect any major new features or design changes. It will be available Nov. 10 starting at $2,399 and is up for preorder now. Since it first launched last year, the Surface Book has been an intriguing work machine because of its versatility. The system includes a 13.5-inch touch display that pops off of the included keyboard dock when you want to use it as a stand-alone tablet. That's nice for sketching or taking notes with the included Surface Pen … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Is It Good for Business?
Editor's Note: Microsoft recently announced the release of the Surface Book 2, which comes with a new 15-inch screen and improved specs. It starts at $1,499 and will be available for pre-order on Nov. 9. We have not tested or reviewed the Surface Book 2 yet, but when we do we will report our findings. When it launched in 2015, Microsoft's Surface Book was easily the most versatile machine for creative professionals on the market. No competitor could come close to matching its combination of a flexible 2-in-1 design, detachable display, top-notch pen support and sheer graphical power. And now this Swiss Army knife of a laptop has gotten a big upgrade, making it an even more impressive mobile studio – albeit a pricey one. The refreshed Surface Book offers twice the graphics capabilities of last year’s model, thanks to the included “Performance Base” keyboard dock that houses a beefed-up GPU. But while the system earns high marks for its versatility, … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Review: Is It Good for Business?