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Topic: Surface

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

Asked by analysts to comment on the launch of Microsoft's Surface, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook noted that reviews of the product have described it as "compromised" and "confusing."


Review roundup: Microsoft Surface hardware shines, but software is a letdown

10/24/2012, 03:10 pm

Initial takes on Microsoft's new Surface tablet find the hardware could be a competent laptop replacement, but it's held back by the Windows RT software which can't compete with Apple's iOS ecosystem.


Microsoft reveals strong pre-sales of Windows 8 in quarterly earnings

10/19/2012, 03:10 pm

Sales of Windows PCs plunged ahead of the forthcoming release of Windows 8, but Microsoft saw strong pre-sales for its next-generation operating system ahead of its Oct. 26 launch.


Display expert refutes Microsoft claim that Surface RT display is "sharper" than iPad

10/18/2012, 05:10 pm

A display expert on Thursday compared the technology powering Microsoft's upcoming Surface RT with the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad's displays, seemingly debunking previous claims made by Microsoft that claimed its new tablet would be "sharper" than competing Apple products.


Microsoft says Surface screen outperforms iPad Retina display

10/17/2012, 01:10 pm

Even though Microsoft's new Surface has a lower resolution screen than the Retina display on the new iPad, one Microsoft engineer has argued that the Surface offers superior picture quality because of "ClearType" display technology.


Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT to start at $499

10/16/2012, 10:10 am

Leaked prices for Microsoft Surface reveal the tablet will not undercut Apple's iPad, as the entry-level 32-gigabyte model will cost $499.


Microsoft airs first Surface ad as part of $1B Windows 8 marketing campaign

10/15/2012, 09:10 pm

Microsoft on Monday will kick off an advertising blitz for its Surface tablet, the software company's first-ever foray into the computer hardware making business, with a commercial set to air during ESPN's Monday Night Football.


Microsoft begins guerrilla marketing campaign for Surface near Chicago Apple Store

10/05/2012, 12:10 pm

Microsoft has begun promoting its forthcoming Surface touchscreen tablets with an alternative, graffiti-style marketing campaign just a block away from an Apple Store in Chicago.


Microsoft announces Windows 8 will launch in October

07/09/2012, 03:07 pm

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion set to arrive this month, Apple's latest operating system will become available at least two months earlier than Microsoft's competing Windows 8.


Google Nexus 7 seen as threat to Microsoft Surface, not Apple's iPad

06/28/2012, 11:06 am

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will increase competition in the tablet market and threaten Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft Surface, but isn't expected to have an effect on sales of Apple's iPad.


Microsoft faces 'major dilemma' pricing Surface tablets against iPad

06/25/2012, 12:06 pm

In order to compete with Apple's iPad, Microsoft may have to price its Surface tablet models so low that it will alienate its longstanding PC partners, according to a new analysis.


PC makers hint at feelings of 'betrayal' over Microsoft's Surface tablet

06/20/2012, 02:06 am

Some within the PC industry are experiencing a "sense of betrayal" over the secrecy behind Microsoft's recently-unveiled Surface tablet, which will compete directly with Windows licensees, a new report claims.


Aggressive pricing seen as key to Microsoft Surface's chance of success

06/19/2012, 08:06 am

Microsoft's new ARM-based Surface tablet will likely need to undercut the price of Apple's iPad in order to have a fair chance in the marketplace, analysts believe.


Microsoft warned PC partners it was entering tablet hardware space

06/19/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet, CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that his company gave PC partners a heads up that it was going to begin producing its own tablet hardware.