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Microsoft unveils Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Microsoft, News, Tablets | 0 comments

Microsoft unveils Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets

At a press event today in New York, Microsoft unveiled two of its latest tablets in the Surface line-ups. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets look quite identical, but packed with different internal components. Powering the Surface 2 is an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor which will not only improve the performance (thanks to addition of more cores) but will also have a longer battery life (up to 10 hours of video playback). It will have a 10.6 – inch 1920 x 1080 display resolution, a full size USB 3.0 port, an improve 3.5 MP front facing camera and  5 MP rear facing camera, and will be available in 32 GB and 64 GB configuration and will start at $529 AUD. The Surface Pro 2 on the other hand is a different story. Microsoft plans to bring a laptop experience but, on a tablet. It will have a similar 10.6 – inch Full HD display and USB 3.0 port. Things get a little different internal wise. Inside Pro 2 is a quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Technology which can be boost at up to 2.6 GHz. It is also equipped with Intel HD 4400 which claims to boost the gaming performance by 50%. A 4 GB will also be paired with the Surface Pro 2 with an option for an 8 GB model, but at a higher cost. Microsoft offers 64 GB and 128 GB models with 4 GB of RAM and the 256 GB and 512 GB models with 8 GB of RAM starting from $1,019 AUD. Sales record for Microsoft hasn’t gone too well especially with the old generations of the Surface tablets. Will the new generations of both tablets finally make the consumers buy them? We’ll have to wait and find out how the sales goes once it’s been fully released to the market.   Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube (tech4all1)....

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Microsoft’s $900 Million Loss

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Microsoft, News, Tablets | 0 comments

Microsoft’s $900 Million Loss

The sales for Microsoft hasn’t gone too well over the past few months, with a recent statement from Ballmer and COO Kevin Turner in regards to $900 million loss with the Surface RT as well as other Microsoft devices, Windows Phones in particular. Many questions are still being asked to Microsoft about the availability of Instagram on Windows Phones, it really is taking them too long. While the OS has been out for quite some time now the lack of available apps to really enjoy the WP8 experience are missing. Earlier this month, Microsoft (Australia), started running an educational program that for every secondary and tertiary students living in Australia will be able to get the Surface RT (w/o keyboard) for $219. Below are the full price list for Surface RT. Surface RT (32 GB) for AU$219 (RRP AU$559) Surface RT (32 GB) Touch Keyboard Cover for AU$279 (RRP AU$679) Surface RT (32 GB) Type Keyboard Cover for AU$319 (RRP AU$708) While this may sound like a great deal, it’s not going to regain the sales loss of the company. The competition is getting tougher now that Google launched its latest iteration of the Nexus 7. According to the reports, Microsoft is currently in the process of building a new Surface tablet with Snapdragon 800 powering the device.   Source: The...

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