Microsoft launching Surface Pro tablet on February 9, starting at $1090.95 with keyboard and mouse

“Surface Windows 8 Pro will be available for purchase on Feb. 9 in the U.S and Canada starting at $899 for the 64-gigabyte version,” AppleInsider reports. “The Surface Pro comes with a Surface Pen and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.” “Microsoft will also launch new Surface accessories in markets where the tablet … Continue reading

TechCrunch’s Siegler reviews Microsoft Surface RT: ‘It’s time for a drop test – right into the garbage can’

“When I saw the initial wave of Surface reviews hit, I started pinging some folks to see if I could get my hands on one to review as well,” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “Unfortunately, it proved harder than I imagined to get my hands on a device. While at first, a few people got … Continue reading

Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 a ‘misguided’ product; UI ‘smothers usability’

“User interface design guru Jakob Nielsen is none too pleased with what he’s found in Windows 8, which he calls a ‘misguided’ product,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET. “Nielsen, who has spent much of his career analyzing all kinds of user interfaces, including most notably Flash software for Web animation, says that the new Windows … Continue reading