Microsoft announced an interesting coupon today: The company will pay $200 or more for your used iPad. There’s just one catch. The $200 comes in the form of a gift card to the Microsoft store.
Microsoft still isn’t divulging official Surface numbers, but it looks like it’s at least making a dent in the tablet market.
Steve Ballmer is confirming which has been pretty obvious to everyone else: The Suface won’t rule the world.
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet PC is a steady improvement over the Surface RT, but the thing is extremely hard to repair.
The U.S. Microsoft online store has sold out of the Surface Pro tablets, which went on sale today.
Inclement weather on the East Coast has forced Microsoft to cancel its Surface Pro launch event. There might be a trend here.
Microsoft has obviously decided that the “Pro” part of “Surface Pro” is actually meaningful, not just a marketing designation, and has provided the ability for enthusiasts to fiddle, potentially damage or even brick, but ultimately customize their devices exactly how they see fit.
For all of its failures as a pure tablet, the Surface Pro is a compelling offering as an ultraportable/tablet hybrid.
If Microsoft wants to win in 2013, it needs to win in the mobile realm. That much is clear. But how does it take the crown from the likes of Apple and Google?
Microsoft sold a paltry number of Surface tablets in the last quarter — somewhere between 680,000 and 750,000 units — the research firm IHS iSuppli estimates.
$800 for 23GB of usable space? The 64GB Surface Pro is a tough sell.
Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Windows 8-running Surface Pro may cost an internal organ plus a year’s servitude, but price relief — and other Windows tablets — sound like they’re coming soon.
February is the new January for Microsoft, which is giving its Surface Pro tablet a February 9th release date.
Intel’s quest to make its Ivy Bridge processors more energy efficient could make devices like the Surface Pro a lot more compelling.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is pricing its Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet — the one that will actually be able to run older Windows applications — about the same as Windows 8 Ultrabooks.