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3 years ago

Here is the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 pricing and worldwide availability

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Earlier this morning Microsoft shared details for the next generation of Surface products. They announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. There were also a new accessories for both old and new Surfaces. They shared a lot of details, but some information was left out. Right now on Reddit, there’s a Q&A with the Surface team where we learned more about pricing and worldwide availability. Details below.

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3 years ago

You can now watch the entirety of Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 event online

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Earlier this morning Microsoft announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at a press event in New York City. It was an invite only event with no live stream, so a lot of us lived vicariously through various live streams and press releases. Microsoft has now put the video of the event online for those not able to attend in person. Check it out below.

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3 years ago

Meet the Surface Music Kit and Microsoft’s new blade concept for the Surface family

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Earlier, Microsoft finally announced the second generation of the Surface family. We’ve got the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, both of which come with a handful of new accessories. One of those is super niche, but beyond cool. The Music Kit for Surface brings out your inner DJ with a really creative keyboard. What's more, Microsoft is also doing a contest to kick things off.

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3 years ago

Microsoft announces new accessories for the Surface family

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3 years ago

Surface Pro could be getting a docking station soon

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Microsoft is in the midst of a companywide re-organization to become a “devices and services” entity. One of those new divisions is the Devices and Studios, which is responsible for the Surface, Xbox, and more within Microsoft. It’s currently led by Julie Larson-Green, but will see Stephen Elop take the reins when Nokia’s Devices and Services division joins that section of Microsoft.

The Devices and Studios division in Microsoft has a few more tricks up its sleeve for the Surface RT and Surface Pro. We’ve had hints of a battery extension for the Surface Pro in the past, but now Paul Thurrott has a few more details on what we can expect with future accessories.

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3 years ago

New "Power Cover" to be released for Microsoft's Surface tablets

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3 years ago

Microsoft's Surface 2 details begin to emerge

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3 years ago

Microsoft also dropping the price of Surface RT bundles on August 30th

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Last night, Windows Phone Central reported that Microsoft Stores were poised to reduce the cost of the Touch Cover from the current $119.99 to a more favorable $79.99. That reduction includes all five colors and is set to occur on August 30th online and in Microsoft Stores. The price drop is permanent and not a sale.

We can also now confirm that the Surface RT bundle, which includes both the Surface RT device and a black Touch Cover, will also reflect that price decrease. Currently, customers can buy the Surface RT with either 32GB or 64GB and a bundled black Touch Cover for $449 and $549, respectively.  

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3 years ago

MiniSuit Surface RT Screen Protectors: Application Guide and Review

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In the past few weeks we’ve reviewed Microsoft Surface cases from MiniSuit and Elsse. Now it’s time to look at that ever divisive accessory: screen protectors! The guys at MiniSuit don't offer a protector for the Pro, but they do produce two types of screen protectors for the Surface RT: “Matte anti-glare” and glossy “Ultra clear.” They kindly provided  a pack of the matte variety, officially dubbed: 3-Pack MiniSuit HD Screen Protector for Microsoft Surface RT Tablet (Matte Anti Glare).

Head past the break for installation instructions with video and my screen protector critique!

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3 years ago

Microsoft expands to cover more markets with Surface tablets for businesses

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Microsoft has announced that the company has expanded its effort to cover 17 more countries with its Surface tablets. Redmond is attempting to get as many units sold to businesses through numerous authorised distributors previously unveiled in the US. With these distributors in place, bulk ordering can take place from education, government and business customers.

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3 years ago

Want to fix your Windows 8.1 battery issue on Surface RT? Turn your Bluetooth on!

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According to Microsoft’s support forums, a user complained that his Surface RT running the latest version of the company’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview was seeing an extreme power decrease while in standby mode. The user also noted that a driver known as “Microsoft UART V2” seemed to be causing the issue.

Microsoft’s support team contacted the user and requested he try switching his Bluetooth to on to save battery life. Right away, this seems to be an odd solution; turning on your Bluetooth radio should decrease your device’s battery life – not improve it. That being said, as soon as said user turned on his Bluetooth radio, his issue disappeared.

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3 years ago

Ethernet support may be coming for Surface RT... one day

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3 years ago

Surface lands in Taiwan; Microsoft set on global tablet expansion

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Many of us have been enjoying Microsoft’s latest tablets – the Surface RT and Surface Pro, but today’s announcement that the tablet has just launched in Taiwan reminds us that the product isn’t exactly global. Just earlier this year, the Surface RT became available in 13 additional including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

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3 years ago

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100 for the month of August (US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan)

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Good news if you’ve been camping out for a chance to grab Microsoft’s Surface Pro; the famous Windows 8 tablet has received a price cut of $100 brining the unit down to a starting price of $799. According to The Verge, the price cut will be available to customers in Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the US from August 4th to August 29th.

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3 years ago

Surface Case Reviews: MiniSuit Classic Flip Case and Classic Stand Case for Surface RT and Pro

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We promised you more accessory reviews for the Microsoft Surface, and we intend to deliver. A growing number of accessory manufacturers sell cases for either version of the Surface. Some users will balk since the Surface is one beautiful tablet on its own, but other users just want to protect their devices as much as possible. Enter MiniSuit, who produces a handful of cases and screen protectors for Microsoft’s premiere tablets.

Today we look at two of those cases. The Classic Flip Case protects the Surface RT tablet, while the Classic Stand Case Cover shelters the Surface Pro. Both cases come in any color you want – as long as it’s black. Head past the break for our complete review of both cases with video!

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