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Microsoft Rumored to Ship 3 Million Surfaces Next Year

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation tablets, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The upgraded tablets are relatively conservative improvements on Microsoft’s Surface lineup, and the company did not significantly drop the price of the tablets. DigiTimes today reported that Microsoft is expected to ship a combined 3 million units of its next-generation Surface devices in the …

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Learn More About The Development Of The New Surface Tablets

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the next step in its attempt to dethrone the iPad: the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2. The all new tablets have the same excellent hardware design as their predecessors, but Microsoft is introducing some new elements to mix it up (sometimes quite literally). In a new interview with Panos Panay, the head of the Surface …

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Microsoft’s Updated Surface 2 Officially Announced

Though Microsoft was expected to unveil a smaller mini-tablet device at today’s Surface event, in order to compete more closely with popular tablets from Apple, Google, and Amazon. Instead, Microsoft revealed relatively conservative updates to its Surface and Surface Pro tablets. While the Surface Pro 2 will maintain that device’s high $899 price tag, the Surface 2 is the more …

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Microsoft Expected to Announce Surface Mini Tablet

Microsoft’s attempt at a first-party Windows 8 tablet lineup was a failure. A year on from the launch of its Surface tablets, the company took a $900 million adjustment on unsold Surface RT tablets during its fourth quarter. Significant price drops for Surface tablets followed, and Microsoft even took to getting rid of its unsold Surface tablets through its “Bing …

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Microsoft Offering $200 For Old iPads

Last fall, Microsoft announced its Surface lineup of tablets. The company had hoped that the Windows 8 devices would be able to challenge Apple’s iPad in the full-sized tablet market. Like Windows 8 itself, however, the Surface (particularly the Surface RT) was a spectacular flop. As of its latest quarterly financial report, Microsoft was forced to take a $900 million …

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Next Surface RT To Be Called Surface 2 [Rumor]

It’s fair at this point to say the Surface RT was a failure. Microsoft’s first attempt at a tablet was designed well enough, but the limited Surface RT OS just wasn’t as desirable as the full Windows 8 experience available on the Surface Pro. Microsoft is obviously not going to let Windows RT die like everybody else has, but it …

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Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent

The Surface Pro is much too expensive. That’s at least what some consumers think as the tablet isn’t exactly flying off store shelves. In an attempt to remedy that, Microsoft introduced a temporary price cut, but it has apparently proved too popular to discontinue. Neowin reports that Microsoft has opted to keep the Surface Pro’s current price cut permanent after …

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Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions of Surface RT tablets it now has sitting around in warehouses. The company obviously overestimated the popularity of the Surface, …

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Touchscreen Notebooks Reportedly Languishing

For Microsoft, Windows 8 was supposed to bridge the gap between traditional PCs and the growing tablet market. The operating system was designed to run smoothly on tablets, sporting a tile-based home screen. Microsoft also sold manufacturers on the idea that customers would love the Windows 8 interface so much that they would want touchscreens in both their PC monitors …

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Microsoft Drops The Surface Pro Price By $100

Last month, Microsoft dropped the price of the Surface RT to $349 in an attempt to get people buying Windows RT machines again. After all, the company took a $900 million hit in unsold Surface RT devices in its last quarterly report. By all accounts, the Surface Pro is doing much better, but the $900 tablet could stand to be …

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Halo: Spartan Assault Is Now Out On Windows 8 Devices

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing an entirely new Halo title to Windows 8 devices. The game – Halo: Spartan Assault – would be set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and feature an entirely new story set within the Halo universe. Here’s the official synopsis: The game takes place between Halo 3 …

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Microsoft Cuts Surface RT’s Price To $349

Many, including yours truly, thought that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was a bit too expensive at $500. That price may have even been the reason why it’s not doing so well. Microsoft is hoping to rectify that with a worldwide price cut. Microsoft revealed today that it has cut the Surface RT’s price by $150. You can now snag a …

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