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Tablets Top Holiday Buying Survey, But Not the iPad Mini [Infographic]

The results of a new Tech Bargains survey were released today, and they show that Apple may not be the big winner in the mini-tablet market this holiday season. The survey shows that 53% of consumers will spend more than half of their holiday shopping budgets on electronic devices. Of the tech gifts people expect to buy, tablets are, not …

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Price Ball-Parked by Ballmer

This weekend The Seattle Times published an interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in which he discusses the future of Microsoft, especially regarding Windows 8. In the course of the interview, Ballmer gives a ball-park estimate for how much Microsoft’s highly touted Surface tablets will cost: from $300 to $700 or $800. Ballmer justified the price by saying that the …

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New Windows Tablets Will Have To Prove Their Merit Against Surface

New Windows tablets are an interesting proposition. The current tablets that sport Windows 7 are not exactly the greatest thing ever and the costs are too high to justify a purchase. With Surface, Microsoft is issuing a challenge to both OEMs and those who look down on Windows 8. It’s no secret that OEMs are unhappy with the announcement of …

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Microsoft Surface Will Launch At The Magic Price Of $199 [Rumor]

Every industry has a magic price. It changes with the industry as fads come and go, but it usually stays around the same spot for most of the time. Until Amazon launched the Kindle Fire at $199, it was unheard of to see a tablet selling for that little. Google joined the $200 club with the Nexus 7 and Microsoft …

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Job Posting Points To Microsoft Already Working On Surface Successor

We’re still a few months out from the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Microsoft is most likely finalizing details on the tablet, including the elusive price. Some job postings that appeared on Microsoft’s career Web site seem to suggest that Microsoft may be working on more than just the first Surface. Techradar found some hard evidence that …

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Microsoft Surface Launches With Windows 8 On October 26

During the Microsoft Surface event back in June, Microsoft said that the Windows RT version of the device would launch alongside Windows 8. Now that we know Windows 8 will be launching on October 26, does that claim still hold up? Microsoft announced via an SEC filing that they would be launching the Microsoft Surface alongside Windows 8 on October …

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Microsoft Surface’s $1,000 Price Tag Was All A Ruse

Windows fans were concerned when news came out that a Swedish retailer was listing the Microsoft Surface at $1,000. The price was too steep for what was essentially an iPad in terms of performance and it made us question whether or not Microsoft was out of touch. Fortunately, it turns out that those prices were all fake. The fine folks …

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Alienware Thinks The Surface Won’t Be Much Of A Gaming PC

There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding Microsoft’s Surface tablet. We know the specs and the general look of the device, but we don’t know the launch date or its true capabilities. The Windows 8 Pro version of the Surface is especially mysterious because it’s a full-fledged Windows laptop, but Microsoft hasn’t shown anything beyond Metro applications for it yet. …

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Microsoft Surface Crashes Mid-Debut

It’s hard being Microsoft. Windows has had the stigma of software crashes associated with it for over nearly two decades now, and its blue screen of death has become iconic. The company has even tried to lighten up that blue screen for its new Windows 8 operating system, but a crash is a crash, and its never fun. Since Microsoft’s …

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Microsoft Didn’t Tell PC Manufacturers About Surface

I think we were all pretty impressed by Microsoft’s reveal of Surface on Monday. It’s the first time in years that the company actually surprised us since they rarely make hardware. There were, however, some people who weren’t impressed with the news. Besides the Apple zealots who think Steve Jobs invented the tablet, Microsoft’s own hardware partners were none too …

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Microsoft Surface Tablet Photos Revealed

Microsoft’s surprise announcement of its new Surface tablets was met with a mixed, but mostly positive, reaction. The new form factor brings Microsoft into direct hardware competition with Apple and other tablet manufacturers. The higher-end version of the tablet actually might compete with the MacBook Air and other ultrabooks. Most interesting of all, Microsoft has managed to create a hybrid …

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Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface, Twitter Responds

The Microsoft tablet is now a reality. After several days of endless pundit speculation, Microsoft’s super-secret announcement has arrived in the form of Surface, a 10.6-inch, Windows 8-optimized tablet that comes complete with full HD, USB 3.0 support, a plethora of Windows apps, and access to Xbox Live. The device, which is encased in a magnesium shell, is a little …

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