Surface

  • Microsoft’s Surface And The Fine Line Between Investment And Loss

    Microsoft’s Surface And The Fine Line Between Investment And Loss

    There’s been quite a bit of interesting financial commentary on Microsoft‘s Surface line of tablet-hybrids published recently. The Surface project loses money. Understanding the magnitude of those deficits is important. The analysis led to the Verge’s Tom Warren asking the somewhat provocative question of whether Surface is the new Zune, a product line that improved… Read More

  • NFL Will Let Teams Use Microsoft Surface Tablets On The Sidelines During Games

    NFL Will Let Teams Use Microsoft Surface Tablets On The Sidelines During Games

    In the first instance of tablets and mobile computing devices being used on the sidelines of NFL games, Microsoft Surface tablets will be used by coaches and players in the upcoming season as part of a reported $400 million multi-year deal between the NFL and Microsoft. The Sideline Viewing System is meant to help coaches and players study their opponents in realtime from the sideline, which… Read More

  • Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

    Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

    Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.60 on revenue of $23.00 billion. In the quarter, Microsoft recorded Surface revenue of $409 million. Its operating income totaled $6.48 billion. Its revenue figure for the period grew by… Read More

  • A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    After the introduction of the Surface Pro 3, I tweeted that I thought it would do pretty well in the market. I should have clarified that I meant that in the context of prior Surface sales, but I can’t edit tweets after the fact, so here we are. Read More

  • Microsoft Does Us A Solid By Accidentally Confirming That The Surface Mini Is Real

    Microsoft Does Us A Solid By Accidentally Confirming That The Surface Mini Is Real

    Microsoft declined to comment. Earlier today, a manual published to help users dig into their new Surface Pro 3 devices contained multiple mentions of the currently Super Secret Surface Mini. Oops. Surprised? Don’t be. Microsoft had originally planned to debut the Surface Mini alongside the Surface Pro 3. I’ve heard from people with knowledge of the matter that the decision was… Read More

  • Microsoft Cuts The Price Of Its Now-Dated Surface Pro 2 Tablet Hybrid

    Microsoft Cuts The Price Of Its Now-Dated Surface Pro 2 Tablet Hybrid

    Here’s a non-surprise: Microsoft is discounting its line of Surface Pro 2 tablets by $100 to $200, configuration depending. When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, a device that has received stronger reviews by the media than its predecessors, we asked if it would continue to sell the Surface Pro 2. The company replied with the following comment: “Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2… Read More

  • Microsoft Brings Penny Arcade Artist To An Engineering Team To Work Out Surface Pro 3 Issues

    Microsoft Brings Penny Arcade Artist To An Engineering Team To Work Out Surface Pro 3 Issues

    Microsoft is gearing up to begin shipping its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and many have already had a chance to test out the latest in tablet/laptop hybrids. One early tester is Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe) who was a huge fan of the Surface Pro 2, because with the stylus, it was an awesome digital artist tool for hand-drawn creations. Gabe wasn’t so impressed with the Surface… Read More

  • 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