Surface

  • Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface

    Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface

    The new Surface Book got lost in the shuffle this week. Understandably so. It did, after all, get third billing at Microsoft’s own event in New York this week, owing to the flashiness of the Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update and all of the 3D content creation that brought with it. And then, of course, Apple happened. But Microsoft’s not one to give up the spotlight for… Read More

  • Microsoft shows off a new $100 input method with the Surface Dial

    Microsoft shows off a new $100 input method with the Surface Dial

    Okay, this is cool. Microsoft kind of powered past the Surface Dial in all of the pomp and circumstance around the new Creators Update version of Windows 10 and the Surface Studio all in one, but the new wireless peripheral offers up some interesting new methods for interacting with the company products. The name and form factor tell you a lot about what you need to know here — the dial… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft’s Surface PC event live right here

    Watch Microsoft’s Surface PC event live right here

    Today’s Microsoft event is kicking off bright and early — particularly for those in the company’s home timezone, where things start in earnest at 7 AM PT. Of course, we’ll be live at the press conference in New York City, covering the news as it happens, so for those a few hours behind, we’ll have all of the relevant information for you first thing in the… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft saw revenue from its Surface line jump 38% over last year’s total, according to its most recent financial report. Released today, the report states that Surface revenue hit $926 million during the last quarter, up from $672 million last year. Even at this level, Apple’s iPad business is still much larger, though growing more slowly. Apple’s iPad business is… Read More

  • Microsoft will introduce a new Surface device on October 26

    Microsoft will introduce a new Surface device on October 26

    On the 26th day of the 10th month of the year, Microsoft will be showcasing some big Windows 10 news at an event in New York City. The company just sent out invites, and while they don’t reveal a heck of a lot about what’s going down (just a lot of backwards text), we hear that the company will be launching a new Surface device at the event — exactly what remains to be… Read More

  • Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

    Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

    Generally, you don’t see the first spy shots of a new device coming from the company itself, but Microsoft isn’t really following all that many of the rules with its Surface lineup of house-built Windows hardware. That’s why it makes a certain kind of sense that the first look at what could be a Surface Book 2 comes from none other than Microsoft’s own official… Read More

  • Microsoft debuts “Surface as a Service” program aimed at getting devices into the enterprise

    Microsoft debuts “Surface as a Service” program aimed at getting devices into the enterprise

    Microsoft announced this morning a new program aimed at expanding Surface’s footprint in the enterprise, dubbed “Surface as a Service.” The initiative will allow businesses to lease Surface devices, alongside subscriptions to Office 365 and Windows 10. The company says this will allow customers to benefit from access to the latest hardware as well as faster device refresh… Read More

  • WTF
    Microsoft’s new Surface keyboard has aesthetic and sensory qualities unlike anything you’ve ever experienced

    Microsoft’s new Surface keyboard has aesthetic and sensory qualities unlike anything you’ve ever experienced

    I like the Microsoft Surface, but you know what has been missing all this time? Keyboard covers that have “a blend of technology and style”, combining “Italian luxury, a Finnish minimalistic design aesthetic and durability that helps it improve with age, like a good leather jacket.” The keyboard covers are “meticulously crafted with a luxury material, sourced… Read More

  • Windows Phone Is An Ex-Platform

    Windows Phone Is An Ex-Platform

    Microsoft announced its Q2 2016 results yesterday, reporting strong performance for its cloud business and leading to a stock bump in the wake of the news. Its Surface tablet hardware business also performed well. However it’s an entirely different story for the unloved phone-making business — that albatross around Satya Nadella’s neck… Read More

  • Surface And Lumia Clock Record Numbers For Microsoft During Holiday Season

    Surface And Lumia Clock Record Numbers For Microsoft During Holiday Season

    In its most recent quarter, Microsoft sold 10.5 million Lumia handsets, and the Surface line generated $1.1 billion in revenue. Both figures are all-time highs. Microsoft did break out total phone revenue — $2.3 billion, down from $2.6 billion in the sequentially preceding quarter — but that figure includes the sale of tens of millions of dumbphones, so it’s slightly… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • Should Microsoft Build Hardware?

    Should Microsoft Build Hardware?

    So what’s this new Microsoft strategy you’ve been hearing about? According to CEO Satya Nadella, the company is three things: Office 365, Windows and Azure. “That’s it,” the executive recently quipped. Given that narrow focus, how do the company’s massive and recent bets on hardware fit into the picture? Read More

  • Surface Revenue, Redux

    Surface Revenue, Redux

    In about an hour, Microsoft will release the results of its most recent quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The company is expected to report revenue of $22 billion, and earnings per share between $0.49 and $0.55, depending on which set of averaged estimates you trust. That will all come shortly. For now, let’s talk about Surface. Read More

  • The Surface 2 Slow Fade

    The Surface 2 Slow Fade

    The 64GB SKU of the Surface 2 is sold out on Microsoft’s website, and, according to a sales person that Neowin spoke to, it likely won’t be restocked. The sales rep said the company is looking to get rid of inventory of the older device and “focus on the newer version of Surfaces.” Read More

  • Microsoft Promises More Surface Pro 3 Inventory Amid Tight International Supply

    Microsoft Promises More Surface Pro 3 Inventory Amid Tight International Supply

    I really need to learn how to bet. Today in a blog post, Microsoft’s Brian Hall promised that Microsoft will get more Surface Pro 3 inventory to the parts of the world where supply of the device is hard to find. The company noted Germany, China, Australia, and Korea as places where it might be difficult to snag one of the devices. What is going on? Microsoft didn’t ship enough of… Read More

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets

    Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets

    In keeping with prior expectations, Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out its Surface Pro 3 tablet-hybrid to 25 new markets over the next 24 hours. With the 25 new markets all live, Surface Pro 3 will be available in a total of 28 markets. The rollout of the device has therefore been quite constrained to date. Microsoft also detailed in a post today that the new Surface dock… Read More

  • Microsoft Promises Fix For Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issue

    Microsoft Promises Fix For Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issue

    The issue that is causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to restart and tell users that they are overheating is an error, according to Microsoft. The company has promised a fix in short order. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet hybrid has an Intel Core i7 processor option; Microsoft says the chip requires “[its] fan to spin more regularly and at higher speeds – and for the unit to… Read More

  • Microsoft Cuts The Price Of The Surface 2 By $100

    Microsoft Cuts The Price Of The Surface 2 By $100

    Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface 2 tablet hybrid by $100, leaving the consumer-facing device with a price tag as low as $349. That price, however, doesn’t include a keyboard attachment that is generally viewed as mandatory to use any Surface tablet. Other Surface 2 models, including the LTE-powered, higher-storage SKU have also received price reductions. The timing, as some… Read More

  • Microsoft Goes After The Ubiquitous MacBook To Boost Surface Brand Recognition

    Microsoft Goes After The Ubiquitous MacBook To Boost Surface Brand Recognition

    Microsoft billed the Surface Pro 3 as the device that can replace multiple pieces of Apple kit, including the MacBook and the iPad. Its latest ad spots for its Windows 8 marquee device target the MacBook directly, invoking the classic Apple Mac vs. PC ads with their visual style but focusing more on specs. Two of them feature just two guys chatting with each other naturally (read: not at… Read More

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