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Oct 26th, 2017, by in Latest news

It’s been five years today since Microsoft released its first 2-in-1 device, the Surface RT running Windows RT.

Oct 6th, 2015, by in Latest news

Something that we actually speculated would happen earlier this week after we heard rumors of a thinner bezel on the Surface Pro 4 has come to pass: Microsoft has removed the physical Windows key on the Surface Pro 4. Since the first generation Surface Pro and Surface RT, the Windows symbol has been a constant […]

Sep 20th, 2015, by in Latest news

Back in July of 2015, we brought you exclusive news regarding the return of the Start Menu on Windows RT 8.1. Known as Update 3 for Windows RT 8.1, this update brings back the Start Menu for those on the Surface RT and Surface 2. Now, this isn’t the same Start Menu you are using […]

May 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

For many the Surface 3 represents the tablet/laptop combo many wanted from the start of the Surface line. The concept behind the Windows RT platform may have been confusing for some, but the idea of a lightweight workhorse tablet always remained the underlying promise of the Surface line. The Surface Pro attempted to deliver on […]

Mar 10th, 2015, by in Latest news

As Microsoft begins to clean up their Surface portfolio and are hopefully making way for the rumored Surface Pro 4, we see them phasing out the Surface RT, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2 from their online stores. Even during this transition, Microsoft is still sending out patches and firmware updates to these devices. Unsurprisingly the Surface Pro […]

Mar 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s ill-fated Windows RT project has seen setbacks from the get-go. From poor critical reception, to low sales. Neither the Surface RT or the Surface 2, among others, managed to gain much traction, despite a massive advertising blitz on Redmond’s part. The most recent news in this vein came earlier in the year, with the […]

Feb 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

During the holiday season, plenty of tech gifts were exchanged amongst friends and family. Smart watches, fitness trackers, game consoles, inexpensive flat screens, Bluetooth speakers, and lots and lots of iPhones. What probably wasn’t moving the needle as much during the gift giving season were tablets. According to ICD’s numbers released earlier this week, fourth […]

Jan 13th, 2015, by in Latest news

As we get closer to the Super Bowl on February 1, 2015, the Touchdown! Collection of apps and games for Windows PCs, tablets, and Windows Phone help football fans stay informed with news, live coverage, game analysis, and fantasy team results. There are several Windows and Windows Phone apps that I use to keep me […]

May 19th, 2014, by in Latest news

According to new data from AdDuplex, Microsoft’s first generation Surface RT is currently the most popular Surface device to run Windows Store apps. The Surface 2 (second generation) is in second place, while the Surface Pro (first generation) comes in third place. “It’s important to mention that our data is collected from almost 800 apps […]

Nov 12th, 2013, by in Latest news

Black Friday is almost upon us and for those that didn’t know, this is the day after Thanksgiving when everyone loves to go shopping for some cool sales. It appears that Best Buy will be no stranger to Black Friday and Microsoft’s Surface RT, as the company will be offering the Surface RT for $199 […]

Oct 31st, 2013, by in Latest news

Just a couple of days ago, I wrote about the Surface Ethernet Adaptor which can be used to add wired networking to Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. There was a little confusion — thanks to different product pages on the Microsoft site stating different device compatibility details — but it was later clarified that […]

Oct 23rd, 2013, by in Latest news

Goodbye Surface RT, it was nice knowing you. Microsoft has revealed today that they have dropped the ‘RT’ brand name on the original Surface device. Now, Microsoft will be referring to the original Surface RT as simply the Surface. This coincides with the company’s launch of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. “To stay […]

Sep 25th, 2013, by in Latest news

A new report suggests that Microsoft is the only company right now selling the controversial Windows RT operating system via the Surface RT tablet. Dell, who has been selling the XPS 10 tablet and who recently went vocal about the platform, is apparently showing the device as “unavailable” on the company’s website. Apparently, on the […]

Sep 16th, 2013, by in Latest news

While there is no official confirmation from Microsoft just yet, since the Surface 2.0 has yet to be announced, it appears that the Microsoft Store will offer a Surface Pro 2.0 trade-in via the Recycle for Rewards program. This program will allow you to trade-in your Surface Pro for a Surface Pro 2.0, and all […]

Sep 9th, 2013, by in Latest news

More details have been unveiled about the Surface 2.0, which is known as the sequel to the Surface RT device powered by Microsoft’s Windows RT platform. According to a new report from WinSupersite, we will see a next-gen Tegra chip in the new Surface 2.0, along with support for 1080p and possibly even a white […]

Sep 7th, 2013, by in Latest news

More and more Surface 2.0 details are hitting the web, after specs were recently unveiled. Now, according to GFXBench, a unified graphics benchmark, the Surface 2.0 will have a dramatic speed increase compared to its predecessor, the Surface RT. “The original Surface RT scored 169 frames at 3.0 frames per second when rendering this benchmark […]

Aug 27th, 2013, by in Latest news

According to AdDuplex, they believe they have spotted the next generation of Surface tablets accessing their Windows advertising network. They have regularly been spotting these devices called “Microsoft Corporation Surface 2” and “Microsoft Corporation Surface with Windows 8.1 Pro.” Is Microsoft set to remove the ‘RT’ from their Windows RT Surface device? In terms of […]

Aug 25th, 2013, by in Latest news

It was only a matter of time before any “analyst” shared their views on the sudden retirement of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to one analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, Ballmer was forced to retire due to the Surface RT flop that resulted in a $900 million dollar write-off for the company. According to […]

Aug 24th, 2013, by in Latest news

Just recently, we learned that Microsoft has dropped the price of the Surface Touch Cover to $79 effective August 30th at your local Microsoft store. On top of that, Microsoft has also dropped the price of the Surface RT and black Touch Cover bundle by $50. “We can also now confirm that the Surface RT […]

Aug 10th, 2013, by in Latest news

After recently dropping the price of the Surface RT by $150, a new report suggests that sales of the Microsoft’s Surface RT have actually improved quite a bit since the price drop. Earlier this week, we learned that Microsoft was dropping the price on its Surface RT by $150. This meant the Surface RT 32GB […]

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