Microsoft has today released some new information regarding the upcoming release of its Windows RT Surface tablet. The tablet will be available on Oct. 26 and will sell for $499 (32GB), as well as for $599 in 32GB with a black Touch Cover, and a 64GB version for $699 that will also come with a black Touch Cover. The Touch Covers will also be available separately for $119.99 and come in red, cyan, magenta, white and black. The Type Cover will also be available in $129.99 in black, which adds moving keys. A variety of accessories will also be available, including Touch Covers in five vibrant colors — black, white, magenta, cyan and red — priced at US$119.99 so customers can express their personal style1. Customers will also have the option to purchase a Type Cover in black for US$129.99, which adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel. Surface will be available for purchase at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new … [Read more...] about Microsoft Unveils Pricing and Availability for Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
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Despite the efforts of powerful competitors like Samsung, Research in Motion, and HP, the tablet computing market has long, perhaps always been dominated by Apple and their illustrious line of iPad devices.Microsoft, however, signaled their intent to change that dynamic when they announced their very own, Windows 8-running Surface tablets this June, and now we’re finally learning when we’ll get our hands on the aspiring PC killer.The firm filed its annual report to the SEC today, and the details within reveal that Surface will release on October 26 later this year, appropriately coinciding with the launch of Windows 8 (Microsoft ensures that their own hardware is the first to ship with the operating system built-in). “The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” the report states. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Releasing in October; What’s in Store for Gaming?
Moments ago, at Hollywood’s Milk Studios, Microsoft finished and hour-long presentation to unveil what we all knew was coming: their first homemade tablet. But as we learned, it’s so much more than that. It’s a launch platform for Windows 8 and it literally doubles as a PC. In fact, the term “PC” was synonymous with “tablet” throughout the unveiling ceremony and perhaps rightfully so.Say hello (again) to the new and improved Microsoft Surface, the full-sized 10.6 inch Windows 8-powered tablet device from Microsoft.The original Microsoft Surface debuted back in 2008 as a multi-touch input device but as of today, it’s been re-branded for Microsoft’s entrance into the growing tablet market. While today’s event was met with plenty of preliminary skepticism, Microsoft brought their A-game and succeeded to impress those watching the conference in LA live and following from home.So, without further ado, … [Read more...] about ‘Microsoft Surface’ Windows 8 Tablet Unveiled
At an exclusive press event in Los Angeles today, Microsoft revealed the Surface – a pair of slick tablets.The Windows 8 native Surface is just 9.3mm thick, including a built in 0.7mm kickstand which lets you prop it up like a photo frame, and weighs 576g.The tablet comes in two flavours. Surface for Windows RT will come in 32GB and 64GB models and support a tablet-optimised version of Windows. Surface Pro will have 64GB and 128GB models.The tablet has an “optically bonded” 1920×1080 resolution Gorilla Glass touch screen display, with support for digital ink making it seem ideal for artists and editors on the go.USB 2.0 and HDMI ports make it easily compatible with existing tech and cables, and Windows App support means you’ll have access to Office, Netflix, Lightroom, and the Windows 8 Xbox apps.Two 2×2 memo antennas give the Surface what Microsoft claims is the best WiFi performance of any tablet to date. The device has front and rear cameras and … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface announced as Windows-native tablet
Fear not, Windows RT users, for Microsoft has not abandoned you yet. The much-disdained OS will be getting an update, but not quite to Windows 10. According to the FAQ on the official Windows 10 site, Windows RT based devices will be getting an update referred to as “Windows 8.1 RT Update 3”, and is set to launch in September.“If you’re running Windows RT, your device won’t upgrade to Windows 10. We will have an update available in September 2015 that will improve the Start menu and lock screen. Check Windows Update on your Windows RT device to make sure it is ready to download the update when available.”Microsoft has stated that there will not be a Windows 10 RT, and that existing Windows RT tablets will not be compatible with the Universal Windows Platform initiative Microsoft has started to bridge the gap between Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Because of this and the locked down nature of Windows RT, only apps written using the Windows 8.1 … [Read more...] about Windows RT to get update, but not to Windows 10