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Surface Mini Details

Multiple new Surface tablets to be unveiled on May 20th

May 7th, 2014

Microsoft is widely expected to take the wraps off of a smaller “Surface mini” tablet during a press conference in New York City on May 20th. According to a new report, however, the Surface mini will be just one of several new tablet models that Microsoft plans to unveil at its event later this month.

iPad Vs. Surface Microsoft Office

Will Office for iPad be the Surface’s death knell?

March 31st, 2014

Microsoft finally released Office for iPad last week to both great acclaim and lucrative sales. However, this success story has raised some questions about what this means for Microsoft’s young hardware division and most specifically its Surface tablet. Forbes contributor Gene Marks makes the case that the Surface “died” the minute Microsoft decided to bring …

Surface Power Cover Release Date and Price

Surface Power Cover finally arrives to fix your battery issues

March 11th, 2014

Microsoft is finally ready to ship the promised Surface Power Covers, as the company is currently taking pre-orders on its website, ZDNet reports, having revealed a March 19 launch date for the accessory. Priced at $199.99 in the U.S., the cover can extend battery life of up to 70% while still acting as a full …

Microsoft Surface iPad Sales

Ballmer explains how Apple forced his hand with the Surface

December 18th, 2013

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed in an interview with ZDNet that the company felt forced to manufacture its own Surface line of tablets to better compete against the iPad. Ballmer also said that the company’s decision to make its own hardware gave it the best shot to keep pace in a computer landscape …

Microsoft Surface Profits

Don’t expect the Surface to rescue the PC industry

November 19th, 2013

Analysts aren’t impressed with Microsoft and its Surface tablets, and they expect the company to only sell less than 10 million units by the end of next June. Kash Rangan from Merrill Lynch downgraded Microsoft stock to Underperfom from Neutral, Barron’s reports, while Heather Bellini from Goldman Sachs maintained a Sell rating with a $28 …

iPad Surface Tablet Trade-ins

49% of tablet trade-ins going to iPad upgrades, only 5% to Surface

November 1st, 2013

Microsoft is spending hundreds of millions to convert tablet owners to the Surface this holiday season, but according to one survey, the public is still too fascinated by Apple’s iPad to pay much attention. OnePoll, commissioned by, found that 22% of tablet owners are planning to trade in their devices, and 49% of those …

Microsoft Windows Tablets 16 Million

Microsoft hopes massive marketing budget will move 16M Windows tablets this year

November 1st, 2013

Microsoft is planning on doing whatever it takes to get Surfaces and third-party Windows tablets into homes over the holiday season. WinSuperSite reports that Microsoft’s goal is to sell 16 million Windows tablets before the end of December, while simultaneously repairing consumer opinion of the company’s brand after the botched launch of Windows 8. With …

Microsoft Surface Sales Rise

Surface sales are getting less awful

October 25th, 2013

The good news for Microsoft was that it didn’t have to write off $900 million because of poor Surface sales again last quarter. The trouble, though, is we still don’t have any idea of how well the Surface is really selling, although we do know that it’s selling better than it has in previous quarters. …

Microsoft Apple iWork Suite Criticism

Microsoft: Apple’s iWork suite isn’t worth giving away

October 23rd, 2013

Apple’s events typically lean on hardware announcements, such as the debut of the iPad Air on Tuesday, but the tech giant took some time to talk about software updates as well, including the revamped — and now entirely free — iWork suite of applications. There must be something in the air today, because not only …