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Microsoft Prepares for Launch of New MacBook Air by Updating Low-Cost Surface Laptop

Wednesday June 1, 2022 8:34 am PDT by
As Apple prepares for a rumored launch of its completely redesigned MacBook Air, Microsoft is preparing for competition by beefing up its own entry-level Surface Laptop Go with a new processor, updated thermals, and an improved webcam. The Surface Laptop Go, launched in 2020, has served as the entry-level Surface laptop in Microsoft's lineup. The laptop, which previously started at $549 (now ...

Microsoft Touts Surface Pro 7 as 'The Better Choice' Over MacBook Pro in New Ad

Saturday January 23, 2021 10:02 am PST by
Microsoft yesterday shared a new ad on YouTube titled "Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice," in which the company compares its tablet computer to Apple's 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, as spotted by MSPoweruser. The ad highlights the Surface Pro 7's touchscreen and included stylus as opposed to only a "little bar" (the Touch Bar) on the MacBook Pro. Other advantages of the Surface Pro 7...

Microsoft's Surface Duo Now Available, Starting From $1,399

Friday September 11, 2020 2:08 am PDT by
Microsoft has made its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone available for purchase, with prices for the device starting at $1,399. The Surface Duo combines two 4:3 OLED displays that are connected side by side with a hinge. The two 5.6-inch displays result in a 3:2 8.1-inch overall tablet-style screen size. The device can be held horizontally or vertically, with the same app utilizing...
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Microsoft Surface Duo Set to Arrive September 10 For $1,399

Wednesday August 12, 2020 6:10 am PDT by
Microsoft will launch its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10, with prices starting at $1,399. Pre-orders will begin today at AT&T, Best Buy, and the Microsoft online store. The Surface Duo features two 4:3 OLED displays that are connected side by side with a hinge. Each display is 5.6 inches in size, which results in a 3:2 8.1-inch overall tablet-style screen size....
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Microsoft Prepping Foldable Dual-Screen Surface Tablet That Runs Android Apps

Monday June 24, 2019 3:34 am PDT by
Microsoft plans to launch a small foldable Surface tablet in the first half of 2020, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit. Microsoft Surface Go In an email shared with Forbes citing supply chain information, Lin said he expects Microsoft to debut a Surface with dual 9-inch screens featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio. Perhaps more interestingly, Lin also claims...

Microsoft Developing Dual-Screen 'Pocketable' Surface Device

Friday June 29, 2018 11:07 am PDT by
Microsoft is working on a pocket-sized dual-screen Surface device according to information sourced from Microsoft internal documents and shared by The Verge. Called Andromeda, Microsoft's dual-screen Surface project has been in development for at least two years and it's designed to "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing," according to an internal document. Andromeda ...
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Microsoft Planning Low-Cost Surface Line to Compete With Apple's $329 iPad

Wednesday May 16, 2018 5:19 am PDT by
As Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface continue to compete in the tablet market, a new report out today by Bloomberg claims that Microsoft is planning its next tablet line to be lower-cost in an effort to attract people to Surface products who aren't interested in the more expensive Surface Pro. The move is directly aimed at competing with Apple's recently launched $329 iPad, and could see...
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Consumer Reports Pulls Purchase Recommendation for Microsoft Surface Devices

Thursday August 10, 2017 8:56 am PDT by
After previously giving four Microsoft Surface devices a purchase "recommendation" status, Consumer Reports today has pulled that status from the Microsoft products. The publication said that because of "poor predicted reliability" in comparison with rival brands, it can no longer recommend any Surface laptops or tablets to consumers. The decision specifically targets four Microsoft Surface...
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Microsoft Executive Says iPad Pro Was Apple's Response to Surface

Friday June 16, 2017 8:19 am PDT by
Microsoft executive Ryan Gavin this week suggested Apple released the iPad Pro in response to its Surface devices, per Business Insider. "When Surface initially launched, everyone was skeptical, including them," said Gavin, general manager of Surface commercial devices at Microsoft. "And then they followed, and the iPad Pro is a clear example of that." Microsoft positions the latest...
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Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is 1.7× Faster Than iPad Pro With 35% More Battery Life

Tuesday May 23, 2017 6:22 am PDT by
Microsoft today introduced the new Surface Pro, choosing that name over Surface Pro 5, at a media event in Shanghai, China. Microsoft said the new Surface Pro delivers up to 13.5 hours of battery life on a single charge, a 50 percent increase over the Surface Pro 4 and 35 percent more battery life than the iPad Pro's advertised 10 hours. The notebook-tablet hybrid features Intel's latest...
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Microsoft Surface Beats iPad in Design, Productivity, and Accessory Use in New J.D. Power Study

Thursday April 6, 2017 8:30 am PDT by
The Microsoft Surface has been ranked the highest in overall consumer satisfaction, and six points above Apple's iPad in second place, according to J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study. This marks the first top spot win for Microsoft in all six years that J.D. Power has published the Tablet Satisfaction Study, with the company earning a total 855 satisfaction score out of a potential...
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Microsoft Follows Apple By Hiking Price of Surface Book Laptops in the U.K.

Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:01 am PST by
Microsoft has increased the price of its Surface Book laptops in the United Kingdom, following the impact of the country's decision to leave the European Union on the pound sterling (via TechCrunch). Previously, the company had limited its cost adjustments to enterprise products, but the significant drop in the strength of the pound since the E.U. referendum last June has now seen Microsoft...
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Microsoft Says 'Disappointment' of New MacBook Pro Has More People Switching to Surface Than Ever Before

Monday December 12, 2016 5:26 am PST by
Microsoft has announced November was its best month ever for consumer Surface sales. In a blog post, the company said more people are switching from Macs to Surface devices than ever before following the "disappointment" of the new MacBook Pro, particularly among professional users. More people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before. Our trade-in program for MacBooks was our best...
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Microsoft CEO Stokes Surface Phone Rumors With 'Ultimate Mobile Device' Comments

Thursday November 24, 2016 3:00 am PST by
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stoked speculation this week that Redmond is prepping a new line of smartphones under the Surface brand for launch in early 2017. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review published on Monday, Nadella said the company was conducting innovative research that would ensure it continued to have a presence in the smartphone market. However, rather than...
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Microsoft Announces Surface Book i7, Desktop PC 'Surface Studio,' and Windows 10 Creators Update

Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:48 am PDT by
At its media event today in New York City, Microsoft announced a new update coming to Windows 10 devices that's focused on creativity and productivity tools, as well as two major new pieces of hardware: the Surface Book i7 and Surface Studio. The Surface Book is the second generation of last year's original model, while the Surface Studio is the company's all new, all-in-one desktop PC that's...
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Microsoft Takes Inspiration from Apple, Launches Surface Upgrade Plan for Businesses

Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:50 pm PDT by
Microsoft today launched the Microsoft Surface Membership, an upgrade plan for Surface devices that allows business customers to "get the latest Surface devices, accessories, support and training." The new plan was first spotted by (via Engadget). The plan is similar to Apple's iPhone Upgrade Plan. The Surface Membership is available for three Surface devices with payment plans...
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Delta Employees 'Fought Hard for the iPad' as Microsoft Announces Surface 2 Deal

Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:40 am PDT by
A pilot for United States-based Delta Airlines has stated that the company’s employees "fought hard for the iPad" as the airline sought to save paper and reduce weight in moving to electronic flight bags, but the effort was vain as Microsoft yesterday announced that the carrier will be equipping 11,000 pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 electronic flight bags, reports AppleInsider. The airline was...