July 30, 2012 |
Microsoft has confirmed that its slick-looking Surface tablet will launch on Oct. 26, the same day it releases the Windows 8 operating system, as noted in the company's annual report to the SEC. "The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012," Microsoft wrote in the report. "At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices. " While this is all Microsoft has said about the Surface's availability, we...
April 24, 2012 |
Microsoft is rolling on with its development cycle for Windows 8, promising another preview for consumers in June. The company made its announcement at a developer conference in Japan, according to a tweet from the official Windows 8 Development team account. The release follows the Consumer Preview released in February that gave users a first glimpse at what the new system could do, as well as the announcement about the three versions of Windows 8 that will hit shelves at launch.
October 16, 2012 |
After an early misfire , Microsoft officially opened pre-orders for some of its Surface tablets Tuesday, finally announcing a price months after unveiling the devices in June. Pre-orders for the Surface tablet with Windows RT — a lighter version of the full Windows operating system — opened at noon Eastern on Microsoft's Web site. Here's what you need to know about the pre-orders: What's the price: The Surface with Windows RT starts at $499 for the 32 GB version. Add the keyboard...
August 15, 2012 |
As we get closer to the launch of Microsoft's new version of Windows, a clearer picture is emerging about what the tablet landscape will look like at launch. We already know about the flagship Windows tablet, of course: Microsoft's own Surface, which Engadget recently reported may have a price tag of $199. That would put the company in a very good position to sell against Google's Nexus 7, Amazon's Kindle Fire and, most importantly, Apple's iPad. But pricing the Surface so low could...
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...
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 Microsoft has...