Surface

  • Is The Surface Pro 3 The Perfect Microsoft Laptop?

    Is The Surface Pro 3 The Perfect Microsoft Laptop?

    The Microsoft Surface has long been the embodiment of Microsoft’s ambitions for Windows 8.1. Now that the outrage against Microsoft and its efforts to move to a more modern touch interface has died down, it’s time for the company to finally prove that Windows makes sense and that Windows 8 is the only true successor to XP, like it or not. The new Surface Pro 3, then, shows just how… Read More

  • Surface Pro 3 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    Forget everything you thought you knew about the Microsoft Surface tablet, as the latest generation of the Windows-powered Surface Pro is a clear step up from the Microsoft slates of yore. In terms of specs, the 12-inch tablet packs a Core i7 processor, and is thinner, lighter, and more powerful than anything Microsoft has put on the table. The Surface Pro 3 also sports a brand new… Read More

  • The Little Surface That Didn’t

    The Little Surface That Didn’t

    Earlier today when Microsoft’s Surface event was wrapping, and Greg Chiemingo took to the stage to head off a stampede of writers trying to get their hands on the latest device, tweets were still kicking around wondering what had happened: Where the heck was the much-rumored smaller Surface? Read More

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 | First Look

    A Walk Through The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s Ultralight Laplet

    To top off our cavalcade of Surface coverage today, I present a very quick walk-through of the Surface Pro 3 with a special guest star. So far, the laplet (laptop-tablet) is quite an improvement over the original Surface. Make no mistake: This is a full PC. Read More

  • Microsoft Will Continue To Sell The Surface Pro 2 — At Least For Now

    Microsoft Will Continue To Sell The Surface Pro 2 — At Least For Now

    Earlier today Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Pro 3, a 12-inch device that starts at $799. The Surface Pro 2 was introduced in September 2013, making the new Surface Pro 3 a speedy addition to Microsoft’s line of tablet-laptop hybrids. I asked Microsoft if it will continue to sell the Surface Pro 2. A spokesperson told me the following: “Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 3 With A 12″ Screen, $799 Starting Price Tag

    Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 3 With A 12″ Screen, $799 Starting Price Tag

    This morning at an event in New York City, Microsoft announced that it is releasing a new Surface device, the Surface Pro 3. The new tablet hybrid sports a 12″ screen, as expected. Interestingly, the new PC has a Core i7 processor, so the thing should scream along. Microsoft claims that it is the “thinnest Core PC ever made.” Read More

  • Watch Microsoft’s Surface Event Live Right Here

    Watch Microsoft’s Surface Event Live Right Here

    Microsoft’s Surface event in NYC is set to get underway at 11 AM ET (8 AM PT) so check it out here. There have been rumors of both a so-called “Surface mini” and a Surface 3 unveiling at said event, but ultimately we have no idea what’s going to be shown off, so tune in or follow along with our live blog post for rolling text and image updates. Read More

  • Microsoft Likely To Break Out A Bigger, Not Smaller, Surface Tomorrow Morning

    Microsoft Likely To Break Out A Bigger, Not Smaller, Surface Tomorrow Morning

    Tomorrow in New York, Microsoft is holding a Surface-themed event that was expected for a time to include the unveiling of a new, smaller Surface device — the Surface Mini as it was dubbed by the media. Not so, it now appears. Reports have cropped up that a smaller device isn’t happening, and that instead, Microsoft will release a larger screened Surface device. Color me excited. Read More

  • Apple Said To Be Planning Split-Screen iPad Multitasking In iOS 8

    Apple Said To Be Planning Split-Screen iPad Multitasking In iOS 8

    A new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, who has a strong track record in predicting the future of Apple’s software, says that Apple will be building split-screen multitasking into iOS 8, the next major update for its mobile devices. This split-screen functionality will resemble these features as seen in recent Samsung tablets and the Microsoft Surface, the report claims. This… Read More

  • Apple Patents A Surface-Like Touch Keyboard Smart Cover With A Trackpad Twist

    Apple Patents A Surface-Like Touch Keyboard Smart Cover With A Trackpad Twist

    Apple has a new patent for an iPad accessory (via Patently Apple) that incorporates keyboard features into the design of a new smart cover. The touch-based cover resembles the one Microsoft’s Surface uses for input, but it has a unique twist which is the basis for the patent – multi-touch gesture support that turns the whole cover into a trackpad, rather than limiting that to… Read More