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  • You Can't Open the Microsoft Surface Laptop Without Literally Destroying It

    06/18/2017 7:29:38 AM PDT · by dayglored · 39 replies
    Slashdot ^ | Jun 16, 2016 | Nicholas Deleon (motherboard.vice.com)
    Note from dayglored: This thread ties to a thread on Slashdot which links to an article from motherboard.vice.com. The vice.com article refers to a "Teardown" column on iFixit.com. Pictures of the teardown are found here: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Laptop+Teardown/92915. It's also important to note that iFixit is ONLY comlpainining about the Surface Laptop's upgradeability/repairability -- they otherwise describe the product in very well-deserved, glowing terms. Repair specialists iFixit have dubbed the new laptop a ‘Russian nesting doll from hell.’ Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop may have earned glowing reviews from certain sections of the tech press, but don't tell that to iFixit. The company,...
  • Surface Laptop and Surface Pro available today in markets around the world (Big launch!)

    06/15/2017 6:03:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    Windows Blog (Microsoft) ^ | Jun 14, 2017 | Panos Panay
    Disclaimer from dayglored: This is a shameless sales/marketing page from the Microsoft Windows blog. I'm posting it as an FR thread for the many Windows Ping List members who have expressed interest in knowing about new offerings in the Surface Pro line.There are numerous tech reviews of these products, which I'll link in later comments. Today, Surface is celebrating the largest launch in its history with Surface Laptop and the new Surface Pro now available in 25 markets around the world, as well as expanded global availability for Surface Studio. Today, we are excited to launch the new Surface Pro...
  • Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more (Reviews)

    05/12/2017 9:12:06 PM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | May 12, 2017 | Mark Hachman
    Microsoft's Surface Laptop is aimed at supplanting the MacBook Air as a college-student favorite. The svelte, stylish clamshell also fills a middle ground between its cousins, the Surface Pro 4 tablet and Surface Book powerhouse 2-in-1, providing a third option that could appeal to many regular consumers. We went hands-on with the Surface Laptop last week and plan to test it in advance of its June launch. Until then, if you're trying to decide between the Surface Pro 4's promise of a tablet that can be a full-fledged computer, and the Surface Laptop's full-fledged computer that's nearly as light (and...
  • Microsoft tops Apple in tablet satisfaction (including design)

    04/07/2017 8:12:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 98 replies
    CNet ^ | April 6, 2017 | by Chris Matyszczyk
    Commentary: A new J.D. Power study finds Surface buyers are happier than their iPad counterparts. They're younger and prefer Microsoft's design. Have you noticed a certain giddiness in some of your friends lately? I'm thinking about the ones who use a Microsoft Surface.I only ask because J.D Power has just emitted its US Tablet Satisfaction Study and it declared that Surface owners experience deeper sensations of satisfaction than iPad buyers.Apple fanpersons might turn pale when they learn the main reasons for this greater Surface joy are, according to the Power people, "its top rankings in the features and styling &...
  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:09:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Nov. 6, 2016
    I want to buy a new laptop and would like to stay around 11-12" and under $500. I don't have a tablet, so I'm thinking of getting one that either docks to a keyboard and is detachable, or the type that flips & isn't detachable. I'm leery of the detachable, because I've read reviews of people having trouble with them after a while. I want it to have Windows 10 and a touchscreen would be nice also, but not imperative. I'm not a gamer but I do want speed ...I'd be using it for FReeping, surfing the web, email, etc,...
  • Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio (VIDEO - New Product Introduction)

    10/26/2016 11:19:55 AM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Microsoft on YouTube ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | Microsoft
    Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio. Learn more: http://surfac.ms/1026YSO
  • Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December

    06/26/2016 8:06:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    If you're in the market for a Surface 3, now is the time to buy one. Microsoft says that production of the Surface 3 will come to an end in December this year, and warns that stocks are already starting to run low. It's not yet clear whether the end of production for the cheapest Surface device signals the end of Microsoft's Atom-based devices. But it certainly seems as though the company is keen to focus its attention on the Pro range as well as the Surface Book. Microsoft confirmed the end of Surface 3 production to ZDNet. Mary Jo...
  • Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service from its own stores (pay-by-month Surface tablets)

    06/10/2016 12:42:37 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 10, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    Typoslab gains pay-by-the-month option, with bundled support and training First Microsoft turned Office into software-as-a-service. It's currently transforming Windows into Windows-as-a-service. And now it's decided that its Surface Pro typoslab should become Surface-as-a-service, to help businesses buy more of the hybrid machines. Surface-as-a-Service, or "Surface Membership" to use its proper name, lets you choose from Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface 4 hardware. An online configurator lets you design the machines you want (complete with keyboards and pens) and choose a 18, 24 or 30 month membership plan. Joining the club also gets you Microsoft's Complete for Business Extended...
  • Microsoft Sacrifices Lumia 950 And 950 XL For A Stronger Surface Phone

    01/24/2016 6:05:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ewan Spence
    Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight. The first 'out of the box' Windows 10 powered smartphones occupy a curious pivot point in Microsoft's plans. What do they tell us about the direction of Microsoft and how it will approach mobile in 2016? Between them they represent the end of a line of smartphones that stretches back to Nokia's 2011 decision to go with Windows Phone rather than Android, They also represent Microsoft's future attitudes to smartphones as a single element of a wide...
  • Microsoft beats Apple's tablet sales, apologises for Surface 4 flaws

    12/13/2015 10:19:19 PM PST · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 14, 2015 | Simon Sharwood
    Flickering lights, sleeplessness leave Redmond's typoslabs feeling drained Microsoft has apologised for the "less-than-perfect experience" reported by many buyers of its new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book computers, but has nonetheless beaten Apple in the tablet sales stakes. The Surface Book has suffered from flickering screens. Both machines have generated complaints of poor battery life, especially when machines are placed into sleep mode but still manage to deplete the power source. Users have also complained that machines are slow to wake from sleep mode, that they run hot and/or slowly. Microsoft's offered some updated drivers to address the issues...
  • Microsoft Blatantly Ripped Off By Apple, Apple Announces Surface Pen And Touch Cover Clones For iPad

    09/09/2015 11:59:03 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 54 replies
    Microsoft News ^ | September 9, 2015 17:38 GMT | Pradeep
    Apple today announced two new accessories which are blatant rip-offs from Microsoft. In addition to announcing iPad Pro to take on Surface Pro, Apple also announced Smart Cover (Touch Cover clone) and Apple Pencil (Surface Pen). Apple Smart Cover will attach to iPad Pro using Magnets. And Apple Pencil will support pressure sensitivity just like Surface Pen.
  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 152 replies
    T-GAAP ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | by: Mark Reschke
    The long reigning king of the desktop OS is in trouble. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is rapidly steering the company into the back office and service spaces, while their nascent mobile and desktop platforms are crumbling around them. Microsoft is putting on a brave face continuing to heavily advertise the 2-in-1 Surface debacle, but Nadella is only buying time, as he must surely know that Apple and Google is the two-headed beast that Microsoft can not stop. In less than a decade, Microsoft will be associated with IBM or Oracle, not Apple or Google. Apple’s iOS is poised for...
  • Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

    05/20/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PC World ^ | 05/20/2014 | Brad Chacos
    It turns out that support page name-checking the Surface Pro 3 wasn't a typo after all. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the all-new Surface Pro 3, but this version is more than a mere spec boost over the Surface Pro 2: It's a whole new entry in the Surface lineup, and one designed "to replace your laptop." The Surface Pro 3 blends full Core i7 power—Surface head Panos Panay calls it "the thinnest Core product ever created," designed in close conjunction with Intel—with true tablet sleekness, sheer screen size aside. The Surface Pro 3 measures in at a mere 0.35-inch thick...
  • Microsoft second-quarter results exceed expectations; Xbox One, Surface sales strong; Revenue up 14%

    01/29/2014 7:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 01/27/2014 | BY RYAN NAKASHIMA
    Microsoft Corp. reported revenue and earnings for its fiscal second quarter that topped Wall Street expectations, as the company sold 3.9 million Xbox One consoles to retailers and doubled revenue from its line of Surface tablets from a quarter earlier. Net income in the quarter through December climbed to $6.56 billion US, or 78 cents per share, from $6.38 billion, or 76 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 14 per cent to $24.52 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 68 cents per share on revenue of $23.67 billion. Departing CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced he’d step...
  • Apple and Samsung's New Devices Could Destroy the Demand for Windows 8 Tablets

    01/08/2014 12:35:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 01/08/2014 | By Sam Mattera
    Despite receiving support from nearly all of its hardware partners, Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows 8 has yet to catch on as a tablet operating system. Last July, Microsoft took a $900 million writedown on its Surface tablet. Though sales have improved, Windows tablets remain largely in the minority -- IDC's most recent data shows Microsoft's operating system with just 3.4% of the global tablet market.But even that modest success could soon unravel. Both Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF  ) appear poised to aggressively target the enterprise tablet market in 2014, perhaps the only market where Windows tablets have an...
  • New waterproof surface is 'driest ever'

    11/21/2013 2:43:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 21 November 2013 | James Morgan
    US engineers have created the "most waterproof material ever" - inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings. The new "super-hydrophobic" surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say. The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, but now a team from MIT in Boston say they have surpassed it. By adding tiny ridges to a silicon surface, they made water bounce off it 40% faster than the previous "limit".
  • Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2 tablet, Windows 8.1 and 'faster than 95 per cent of laptops'

    09/23/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pocket Lint ^ | 09/23/2013 | By Rik Henderson
    Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 2 as part of its New York tablet-centric press event. According to the company, it is "faster than 95 per cent of laptops on the market today". Microsoft claims that it's actually a full PC in a tablet's body and the screen is 50 per cent more accurate in colour reproduction than the last model so can be used by design professionals more effectively. The company claims that it performs 20 per cent faster, with a 50 per cent hike in graphical ability. When coupled with a new Power Cover, the whole device gets...
  • Windows 8 tablet sales: not terrible so far

    04/25/2013 1:19:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PC WORLD ^ | 04/25/2013 | Jared Newman
    Although Microsoft is staying mum about Windows 8 tablet sales, research firm Strategy Analytics has some slightly encouraging news. In the first quarter of 2013, Windows 8 and RT devices accounted for 7.5 percent of the tablet market, with 3 million units shipped. That’s up from 0 percent a year earlier, before Windows-based tablets were feasible. Granted, 7.5 percent of the market isn’t a huge number. In a statement to CNet, Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah referred to the Windows tablet market as a “niche,” set back by “limited distribution, a shortage of top tier apps, and confusion in the...
  • Windows 8 sales fall short of Microsoft's internal projections

    11/19/2012 4:39:36 PM PST · by tje · 72 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012, 04:26 pm | Slash Lane
    Initial sales of the Windows 8 operating system are said to be "well below" Microsoft's internal projections. Citing a "trusted" source, Paul Thurott of Supersite for Windows said Windows 8 is off to a weak start, but Microsoft doesn't believe sales have been affected by the software itself. Instead, the thinking in Redmond, Wash., is said to be that PC makers have offered "lackluster" designs, along with limited availability. That disappointment with Microsoft's PC partners is said to have further reaffirmed the company's strategy with the new Surface tablet, which is the first computer designed and manufactured by the company...
  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    10/31/2012 1:33:52 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    Tgdaily ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rob Enderle
    I’ve been playing around with Microsoft's Surface tablet for several days now and suddenly realized that I’m using it very differently than any other tablet or laptop I’ve ever owned. It seemed to come to me naturally, but this little device has really improved the quality of my life. Personally, I think Surface represents more than just a new product and should be pereceived as the beginning of a new way of blending work and play. Then again, it may not come as naturally to many of you and I think that aspect of Surface deserves some further discussion. Working...