September 17, 2012 |
Microsoft has remained silent about the price of its forthcoming Surface tablet, but the company's CEO Steve Ballmer did recently discuss a price range for the new device. "If you look at the bulk of the PC market, it would run between, say, probably $300 [and] $700 or $800. … That's the sweet spot," Ballmer told the Seattle Times in an interview yesterday. Previously, there were rumors speculating that the Surface Tablet would retail between $600 and $1,000 for the two different versions.
June 19, 2012 |
Microsoft's announcement about its Surface tablets left a lot of unanswered questions. One key point that will help determine how the tablet does in the market has yet to be determined — the price. The Surface comes in two flavors: a version that runs Windows RT and a version that runs Windows 8 Pro. That means only the latter will be able to run all your Windows programs, meaning that it's likely, though not certain, to get a higher price tag. But even without all the details in place, it's clear that...
June 18, 2012 |
Microsoft on Monday unveiled its own tablet that features the Windows 8 operating system in a late attempt to take on Apple and Google who are dominating the white-hot space. The Microsoft Surface stands out from other offerings, with a built-in kickstand and keyboard cover. But the Redmond software giant didn't announce when the product would be available or a price tag, which left many questions surrounding the company's ability to woo consumers away from a flood of competing devices.
December 13, 2012 |
Best Buy will join Staples this weekend in selling Microsoft's Surface tablet, previously available only online and at Microsoft's own stores. The electronics retailer made the announcement Thursday, saying that it will start selling the device on Dec. 16. Staples began selling the Surface on Wednesday. That's good news for Microsoft, which is likely to benefit from more consumer exposure to the Surface and its tile-based Windows RT operating system. The Surface tablet costs $499 for a 32 GB...
May 10, 2009 |
This last Friday, a few of the developers behind Microsoft Surface took some time out of their schedules to meet with us and talk about what's coming in their Surface Service Pack 1, due to be rolled out today. Now, it's called a service pack for a reason ¿ as opposed to a fun pack ¿ this update is a response to the requests and concerns of the community using and developing for the Surface, so it's not about flashy new gizmos and eye candy, but usability.There are still a few new visible features,...
June 19, 2012 |
Microsoft's Surface burst on to the scene Monday, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the tablet. Here are five, basic and very practical things that we just don't know about the tablet yet. Price: For one, we don't know the all-important question of how much this tablet will cost. With two versions of the tablet unveiled, it seems like Microsoft could be going after the laptop replacement market and the high-end of the tablet market. The company wouldn't give pricing details, saying only...