MICROSOFT SURFACE

  • Why a tablet with a keyboard cover is a worthy laptop replacement June 23, 2014

    Winnemucca: It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover. I've long asked, "Why not just get a laptop?" I didn't see any benefits in turning a tablet into something it is not. The device I warmed up to isn't Microsoft's Surface tablet,...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: Works well both as a tablet and a laptop, but with drawbacks May 22, 2014

    New York: To appreciate Microsoft's latest tablet computer, you need to accept the notion that one device can do it all. The Surface Pro 3 works as a tablet when you want to watch video or read ebooks. It works as a laptop when you need to get serious work done....
  • Live blog: Microsoft's Surface event May 20, 2014

    Microsoft's Surface division has invited journalists to a "small gathering" in New York City on May 20. Best bets are for the unveiling of a Surface Mini tablet, along with a possible Surface Pro 3. The event starts at 8:30 PM IST. Microsoft is expected to unveil the third generation of its...
  • Satya Nadella risks a rough patch with new Surface tablets May 16, 2014

    New York: Satya Nadella has enjoyed a fairly smooth ride in his first 100 days as Microsoft chief executive, but he risks hitting a rough patch next week when he unveils the latest models of the tepidly received Surface tablet. Investors have lapped up Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" strategy to...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 review: Lot easier to type on than an iPad September 25, 2013

    New York: Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad. The software company unveiled updates to its Surface tablet computers on Monday at an event in New York, where I had a short amount...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 tablets launched at $449, $899 September 24, 2013

    New York: Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Washington company is trying to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline. The Surface Pro 2, unveiled at an...
  • Microsoft prices Pro version of Surface tablet at $899 November 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: Microsoft's Surface tablet running a full version of Windows 8 Pro will start selling in January for $899 and up, the company said Thursday. But you'll have to pay more if you want a keyboard cover and the popular Office suite of software. The current Surface uses the slimmed...
  • Microsoft's Surface tablet has 'modest' start: Ballmer November 13, 2012

    Paris: Microsoft's new Surface tablet its challenger to Apple's iPad had a "modest" start to sales because of limited availability, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told French daily Le Parisien. The world's largest software company put the Surface tablet centre stage at its Windows 8 launch event last month...
  • Microsoft Surface review: Addicting and useful November 3, 2012

    Los Angeles: I've been conditioned just like any other consumer to expect certain things from certain companies. When it comes to tablets, I expect Apple's to look and feel amazing, Google's to seamlessly blend online services such as Gmail and search, and Amazon's to have easy access to its online...
  • Google Nexus 10 versus the competition October 30, 2012

    Google has announced a larger version of its Nexus tablet computer, one that comes closer to competing with Apple's fullsized iPad and other tablets. Here's a look at how the Nexus 10 compares with other tablets with comparable screens. Google Nexus 10 (available Nov. 13): Price: $399 for 16 gigabytes of...
  • Review: Microsoft Surface tablet PC June 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Microsoft seems to have gotten the design and form factor right with its new Surface tablet computer. But the user interface, not so much. That's an odd conclusion to make about a device from a software company that usually lets others do the manufacturing. Still, that's how I felt...
  • Microsoft Surface no threat to iPad: Analysts June 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Microsoft's new Surface tablet computers are no threat to Apple's iPad, given the lack of enthusiasm among developers to create applications that run on the new Windows operating system, analysts said. Microsoft introduced its own Surface line of tablets on Monday, taking on Apple as well as its own hardware...
  • Interactive graph: Top 5 tablet manufacturers June 19, 2012

    In producing its own tablet computer called Surface, Microsoft is entering a market dominated by Apple. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped are iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. Here is an interactive graph showing the top five manufacturers of tablets in 2011: ...
  • Watch: Microsoft's Surface tablet teaser June 19, 2012

    Microsoft unveiled a tablet called Surface on Monday, in a move to rival Apple's massively successful iPad. The world's largest software maker is on track to launch its touchfriendly Windows 8 operating system this autumn and wants to make a big impact with its own device to kickstart demand.The tablet...