Surface Pro 3 Sales

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:25 PM.

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon. While the company missed Wall Street’s consensus mainly due to poor performance out of its newly acquired Nokia smartphone division, all in all it was a fairly solid quarter with operating income coming in at $6.48 billion on revenue that beat analysts’ estimates at $23.38 billion. While we still don’t know how well the company’s Surface tablets are selling — in fact, the odds are very good that we’ll never know — Microsoft CFO Amy Hood did share a bit of good news during the company’s earnings conference call on Tuesday evening. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Sales

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

By on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Is the Surface Pro 3 the much-needed hit Microsoft has been waiting for?

Microsoft’s first venture into the tablet market didn’t exactly go well but the company has been doggedly refining and improving its products to the point where it may be starting to see some sales success. ZDNet’s Ed Bott does a nice job of digging through Gartner’s latest report on PC sales and has found that there’s one category of PCs that has been surging this year: Premium ultra-mobile PCs such as the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro 3. More →

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Microsoft MacBook Air Surface Pro 3 Trade In

Microsoft will give you up to $650 to trade your MacBook Air in for a Surface Pro 3

By on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft will give you up to $650 to trade your MacBook Air in for a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is very, very confident that the Surface Pro 3 really can replace your laptop. In fact, it’s so confident that it’s willing to lay some significant money down to get you to swap in your MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3 between now and July 31st. ZDNet reports that you can get an in-store credit worth up to $650 toward buying a Surface Pro 3 if you trade in a working MacBook Air model that doesn’t have any water damage or a cracked display. More →

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Surface Mini Windows 8.1 Tablet

Microsoft accidentally confirmed the Surface Mini

By on June 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Microsoft accidentally confirmed the Surface Mini

Many reports detailed the imminent launch of the Surface Mini in the weeks preceding the Surface Pro 3 debut, until just before the event, when news broke that the Surface Mini wouldn’t be making an appearance at the company’s tablet event. The product still appears to be in the cards for a future launch though, and Microsoft has mistakenly confirmed its existence in the most surprising way. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Kickstand

The single biggest thing Microsoft needs to fix with the next Surface Pro

By on June 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

The single biggest thing Microsoft needs to fix with the next Surface Pro

Microsoft has been pitching its Surface Pro 3 as “the first tablet that can replace your laptop” and early reviews of the device have generally been very positive about how well the device works both as a laptop and a tablet. However, Business Insider’s review of the Surface Pro 3 makes clear that Microsoft still has some work to do with the device’s kickstand setup to truly make it as comfortable to hold in your lap as a MacBook Air or an Windows ultrabook. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Commercial

Microsoft wants to prove the Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptop

By on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft wants to prove the Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptop

Microsoft is done fighting over the crowded tablet market —  the Surface Pro 3 is a laptop replacement. At least that’s how the company wants us to think of its latest device. Equipped with the new Surface Pen, a fully adjustable kickstand, a lineup of keyboards, a USB port and the ability to run Microsoft Office, the Surface Pro 3 could be the first Microsoft tablet to make a splash… no matter how light it is. More →

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MacBook Air Vs. Surface Pro 3

A diehard Mac fan explains why you should give the Surface Pro 3 a chance

By on June 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

A diehard Mac fan explains why you should give the Surface Pro 3 a chance

Microsoft has been positioning the Surface Pro 3 as a top rival for Apple’s MacBook lineup of laptops and now one Mac diehard is putting that claim to the test. SlashGear’s Vincent Nguyen, a self-described “unabashed Mac and iPad user,” has written up a review of the Surface Pro 3 in which he’s found a lot to like in Microsoft’s newest tablet-laptop hybrid. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Pricing

Why is Microsoft still selling the Surface’s keyboard cover separately for $130?

By on May 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Why is Microsoft still selling the Surface’s keyboard cover separately for $130?

Microsoft, you’re killing me. You’ve just announced what looks like a killer new tablet that you’re hyping as “the tablet that can replace your laptop.” It looks like a big improvement over the Surface 2 in just about every possible way, from the display quality to the super-thin build. But for some reason, you are still insisting on selling the keyboard cover separately for $130 a pop. To use an old science fiction cliché, this does not compute. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Prices and Release Date

Here’s how much it’ll cost you to buy the Surface Pro 3 and its accessories

By on May 20, 2014 at 1:08 PM.

Here’s how much it’ll cost you to buy the Surface Pro 3 and its accessories

The Surface Pro 3 is most likely one of the best Windows 8.1 tablets/laptops around, and Microsoft is eager to offer it to interested consumers. The company announced it will start taking pre-orders online at midnight, with Microsoft and Best Buy retail stores ready to begin sales of some configurations on Wednesday in the U.S. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Specs and Features

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs and features: Everything you need to know

By on May 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs and features: Everything you need to know

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a brand new member of its Surface family, the bigger Surface Pro 3 device that’s supposed to replace the tablet and laptop combination that many people currently use. The company thoroughly explained the technology behind the Surface Pro 3 on stage, demoing various aspects related to design, special features, accessories and software. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Release Date

Microsoft unveils all new Surface Pro 3

By on May 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM.

Microsoft unveils all new Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York City, during which several brand new Surface tablets are expected to be unveiled. You can watch the event live right here. Rumors were all over the map leading up to the event, with early reports suggesting that an 8-inch Surface mini tablet would finally be unveiled after two years of rumors. Subsequent claims suggested that wouldn’t be the case at all, and Microsoft would instead show off an updated Surface Pro 3 with a larger display, as well as a new Surface 3 running Windows RT.

Now, the guessing game is finally coming to an end. More →

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Microsoft Surface Live Streaming Video

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

By on May 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup consists of what are arguably the most exciting and intriguing Windows 8/8.1/RT devices on the planet. They’re sleek and beautiful, they’re fast and powerful, and they’re remarkably well designed. In fact, they’re probably some of the best designed tablets the world has ever seen. More →

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