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Microsoft Surface Multiple Sizes Aspect Ratios

Microsoft may take a page from Samsung’s playbook with multiple Surface models

October 1st, 2013

Microsoft may have learned a thing or two from watching Samsung work its magic over the years: If at first you don’t succeed try again and again and again with multiple sizes, specs, aspect ratios and prices. GeekWire reports that Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay said that the company is planning to release Surface models with …

Surface Mini Specs

Microsoft again said to be prepping smaller Surface tablet

September 25th, 2013

It didn’t turn up at Microsoft’s press conference earlier this week like the Associated Press said it would, but a smaller Surface tablet is almost certainly in the works. The latest report suggesting Microsoft is on the verge of announcing a “Surface mini” comes from IHS iSuppli analyst Rhoda Alexander, who told CNET that the upcoming …

Microsoft iPad Trade Program

Microsoft will give you $200 for your iPad

September 12th, 2013

Apple’s iPad has dominated the tablet space since it launched, but just in case you’re in the market for a change, Microsoft has posted a new offer at participating company stores that will allow you to trade in a “gently used iPad 2, 3, or 4” for a gift card starting at $200. Microsoft does not mention …

Microsoft Surface 2 Details

Nvidia CEO shares details on second-generation Microsoft Surface tablet

August 9th, 2013

Microsoft’s first Surface tablet was an absolute disaster. The company managed to pull in $853 million in revenue during the last fiscal year from combined Surface RT and Surface Pro sales, which sounds like a pretty solid showing until you consider the facts that it also wrote off $900 million and spent a small fortune advertising …

Microsoft Surface RT Ad iPad

Video: Microsoft fires shots at iPad yet again in new Surface ad

August 8th, 2013

While the iPad is a very profitable business for Apple, the Surface tablet cost Microsoft almost $1 billion last quarter. But that won’t stop the Redmond, Washington-based software giant from firing more shots at Apple’s slate in a new Surface RT advertisement. Hey, it worked for Samsung so why not? Microsoft’s recent tablet ads haven’t been …

Microsoft Surface Sales 2013

Microsoft’s Surface is officially a flop

July 31st, 2013

Microsoft positioned its Surface as a competitor to Apple’s iPad and if that is indeed the case, Microsoft has failed miserably. In documents filed with the Securities and Exchange commission on Tuesday, Microsoft stated that it earned $853 million in revenue from Surface sales during the fiscal year ended on June 30th, 2013. That figure …

Microsoft Surface Vs Apple iPad

NYT explains why Microsoft’s Surface failed while Apple’s iPad is thriving

July 22nd, 2013

There is little doubt now that Microsoft’s Surface tablet was a huge flop. Alongside an earnings miss that sent Microsoft’s share price plummeting, the company recently said it took a massive $900 million charge related to the Surface RT. The reasons for the Surface’s slow sales are indeed many and industry watchers regularly point to …

Microsoft Surface Sales Strategy Criticism

Microsoft reseller rips company’s ‘insane’ strategy for selling the Surface

July 17th, 2013

Microsoft made several curious decisions in selling its first-generation Surface tablets last year but one of the most questionable was the decision to initially only offer the Surface in its own retail stores, a move that seems especially strange because Microsoft only had 32 outlets nationwide last holiday season. Although the company has since expanded the …

Surface RT Price Analysis

Huge Surface RT price cuts said to be unlikely to boost sales

July 17th, 2013

Microsoft’s debut Surface RT tablet hasn’t been the runaway success the company was hoping for, so Microsoft recently slashed the price of the tablet — just as we expected. The sleek Windows RT slate now starts at just $350, down 30% from the old $500 base price, but sales aren’t expected to pick up much despite …

Microsoft Surface RT Price Cut

Microsoft reportedly plans to slash Surface RT price to $350

July 11th, 2013

In an effort to boost disappointing sales, Microsoft has decided to cut the price of its entry-level Surface RT tablet to just $350, unnamed sources tell The Verge. Under Microsoft’s new pricing scheme, the 32GB Surface RT will cost $350 as a standalone device and $450 with the Touch Cover keyboard, while the 64GB Surface RT …