Ballmer Admits What We All Knew: Microsoft Built Far Too Many Surfaces

At an internal meeting, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that the company overproduced the Surface RT tablet, leading to its recent $150 per unit price cut. As quoted by The Verge’s Tom Warren, Ballmer plainly explained that the company “built a few more devices than [it] could sell.” But we already knew that. In its … Continue reading

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 16, 2013

If you’ve been waiting for a price drop to buy a Microsoft Surface tablet, your time is now. Microsoft recently announced a significant price cut in its entry-level Surface RT tablets. These are the less powerful Surface tablets on the market, and don’t run the full version of Windows 8. However, the Surface RTs are … Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro Marred By Amount of Unusable Space

It’s worse this time. Microsoft was roundly pilloried for low functional storage rates in the Surface RT tablet. It appears that the big sibling to that device, the Surface Pro, suffers from similar woes. The 32 gigabyte Surface RT had 16 gigabytes of free space. The 64 gigabyte Surface RT had 46. In short, for … Continue reading

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

Oprah places Surface tablet in “Favorite Things” list

Microsoft’s newly launched Surface tablet certainly faces an uphill battle in its quest to take on the likes of the iPad and the myriad Android-powered tablets, but it has managed to impress at least one mogul with a pretty big megaphone — Oprah. The talk show queen has officially given her seal of approval to … Continue reading

Acer delays Windows RT devices, wants to see how Surface goes over

While a number of PC OEMs have begun taking pre-orders for Windows RT tablets and convertibles, it looks like Acer has decided to sit out the first (and perhaps second round of launches. Dell, Samsung, Asus, and Microsoft will all begin shipping their models over the next couple weeks. Acer isn’t the first company to … Continue reading

Microsoft reveals its own Windows 8 tablet

Hassle-free this is mystical, last-minute media occasion in La, Ms just simply verified it’ll provide a Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT device below the Surface area marker. Calculating simply Nine.3mm dense, the Surface pertaining to Windows RT is built around the fished, all-magnesium VaporMg situation in which weighs just under 1.Three weight, having an NVIDIA-made Provide … Continue reading