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Topic: Surface

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 more powerful, flexible than MacBook Air in latest ads

08/11/2014, 06:08 am

Continuing its campaign against Apple hardware, Microsoft on Monday unleashed three new ad shorts for its new Surface Pro 3 tablet with disparaging comparisons to the MacBook Air.

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Lenovo axes small Windows tablets in the US after struggling to compete with Apple's iPad mini [u]

07/18/2014, 12:07 pm

Major Microsoft hardware partner Lenovo will pull its 8-inch Windows tablets from the U.S. market, the Chinese company said Wednesday, citing lack of demand for smaller touchscreen devices running Microsoft's controversial Windows 8 operating system.

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Microsoft offers MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit to 'trade up' to Surface Pro 3

06/23/2014, 11:06 pm

In a trade-in program launched on Monday, Microsoft is again luring Apple device owners to make the switch to Windows by offering Surface Pro 3 buyers up to $650 in store credit for certain MacBook Air models.

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Microsoft scrapped iPad mini competitor late in development process, documents suggest

06/20/2014, 02:06 pm

References to a "Surface Mini" discovered in the user manual for Microsoft's latest tablet foray suggest that the software giant scrapped or delayed the long-rumored 8-inch variant -- which would have gone up against Apple's iPad mini -- at the last minute, opting to put all of their eggs in the larger basket.

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Microsoft unveils $799 Surface Pro 3, calls it 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

05/20/2014, 12:05 pm

In a presentation that frequently mentioned the iPad and MacBook Air, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a device it hopes will contend with both Apple's popular tablets and thin-and-light notebooks with one converged device that will start at $799.

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Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:03 am

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

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Bizarre Microsoft Windows 8.1 ad pleads: "Honestly, it works for work"

11/26/2013, 04:11 pm

Rather than correcting its Surface billboards with Excel math errors, Microsoft appears to be pleading with the public to take Windows 8.1 seriously in a new ad headlined: "Honestly, it works for work."

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers

11/10/2013, 07:11 am

Less than a month after a Microsoft PR executive dismissed Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote productivity software as "watered down imitation apps," the company has erected giant billboards depicting its own Excel failing to add seven numbers correctly on a Surface tablet.

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Microsoft exec takes swing at Apple, calls iWork 'watered down,' iPad 'entertainment device'

10/23/2013, 06:10 pm

A senior Microsoft executive on Wednesday fired out a post on the company's official blog deriding Apple's recent special event, saying the iPad with iWork is no equal to Surface 2 and Office.

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First look: Microsoft Surface 2 with Type Cover 2

10/23/2013, 02:10 pm

While Apple unveiled its newest iPads on Tuesday, rival Microsoft attempted to steal some of its thunder in releasing its competing Surface 2 tablet, along with the new Type Cover 2 accessory. AppleInsider provides a first look at the tablet that will go head to head with Apple's iPad Air this holiday season.

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The mysterious failure of Apple's iPhone 5c

10/19/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a month after it first went on sale, Apple's refreshed, moderately enhanced iPhone 5c has been targeted as possibly being a failure in scores of reports across a wide variety of major news outlets, even drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Surface flop. Can the company survive another 48 hours?

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Delta Pilots fought against deal to replace iPad flight bags with Microsoft Surface

09/30/2013, 05:09 pm

Microsoft's marketing coup in selling Delta Airlines its Surface 2 tablet for use as an Electronic Flight Bag in place of Apple's iPad created friction with the company's pilots, who "fought hard" against the deal.

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Delta Airlines to distribute Surface 2 to pilots after iPad trial

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Atlanta-based Delta Airlines will reportedly equip its pilots with Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet, rather than Apple's iPad, as the airline rolls out its electronic flight bag program in the coming years.

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Microsoft signals it's committed to Surface hardware for the long haul

09/23/2013, 04:09 pm

Though Microsoft has lost hundreds of millions of dollars on its Surface tablets, the company made it clear on Monday that it has no intention of backing away from the platform, going as far as to openly state plans are in place for future Surface tablets in the years to come.

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First look: Microsoft's second-gen Surface tablets & keyboard covers

09/23/2013, 02:09 pm

Members of the media were given their first hands-on with Microsoft's new slimmer and lighter Surface tablets and accompanying accessories on Monday, and AppleInsider was on-hand for the event.

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Microsoft outs new Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 in latest pitch to tablet generation

09/23/2013, 12:09 pm

Microsoft on Monday used a media event in Manhattan to show off the next wave of its Surface devices, doubling down on an effort to simulate Apple's widely successful ecosystem by which the company is responsible for developing both the tablet's software and hardware.

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Microsoft permanently slashes price on struggling Surface Pro to $799

08/30/2013, 11:08 am

Microsoft's Surface tablet lineup, which has thus far failed to gain traction against Apple's iPads, saw a permanent price cut this week, most notably among the high-end Surface Pro, which now sells for $100 less.

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Microsoft now giving away Surface RT tablets to boost Bing use in schools

08/21/2013, 11:08 am

Microsoft is looking to make a bigger splash in the education segment for both its hardware and search divisions, offering schools the ability to earn free Surface RT units in exchange for regular use of its Bing search platform.

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