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Hey Microsoft, Surface 2 is great, but clear up something please

By |February 15th, 2014|Categories: Microsoft, Tech News, Win8|Tags: , , |

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The Surface 2 and the Nokia tablets are great hardware with a dim future — but Microsoft could fix that.

February 15, 2014 11:13 AM PST

Surface 2 is a stellar piece of hardware, but Microsoft needs to be more open about where RT is headed.

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It might be a good idea now for Microsoft to be more public about the direction of its tablet operating system so consumers know what they’re buying into.

I like the Surface 2 and the Nokia Lumia 2520. A lot. As hardware, they’re two of the best tablets out there. Bar none (including iPads).

But Windows RT, as it stands now, is in no-man’s-land. It’s not the Windows 8.1 that comes on PCs and it’s not Windows Phone 8.

And it’s been that way too long — since October 2012.

So far, the closest Microsoft has come to […]

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Best Buy Marks Down First Generation Surface Pro 128GB to $500

By |January 31st, 2014|Categories: Tech News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Posted 01/31/2014 at 9:40am | by Paul Lilly

Sale ends on Saturday

It hasn’t even been a full year since Microsoft launched its first generation Surface Pro for $900, a price tag that undoubtedly scared off more than a few buyers. When we tested the Surface Pro, we came to the conclusion that it has “more than enough power for any casual computing need,” though cheaper and lighter solutions made it a tough sell. If pricing is all that held you back, take note that Best Buy is currently selling the original Surface Pro for $500, which is $400 off its original retail price.

Finding first generation Surface devices selling for less than the original retail cost isn’t exactly a difficult task, but as far as sale prices go, this is the lowest we’ve seen the Surface Pro with […]