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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 battery life vastly better shortly after launch

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 battery life vastly better shortly after launch

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is significantly more battery-efficient than it was when it first launched on Oct. 22, thanks to a firmware update pushed by Microsoft shortly thereafter. It's a whopping 25% more battery-efficient than it was in terms of intense Web browsing, and a noticeable 16% better when running video. Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech ran the tests that demonstrated the improvement and ranked the results against various other devices.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

The industrious folks at iFixit have taken to tearing into Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, putting it through the same dismantling process the Kindle Fire HDX, iMac 2013, and other devices have recently undergone. Unfortunately, those who grab the Microsoft slate are going to have quite a battle if they ever elect to go the DIY route, with the Surface Pro 2 scoring a dismal 1 out of 10 repairability score.

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Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

It's not that often when you see a hero product cut down to size, so to speak, less than a year into its lifespan in the wild. What we've got here is a reaction to Microsoft's low sales numbers in both the Surface Pro and Surface (with Windows RT) sales in the first segment of their market presence. This reaction includes a $100 price cut in areas through the USA, China, Canada, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

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Microsoft Surface Pro’s warranty becomes a target in China

Microsoft Surface Pro’s warranty becomes a target in China

Last month, China's most popular TV program, China Central Television, criticized Apple's warranty policy for treating Chinese customers differently than it treats other customers from around the globe. The criticism sparked a lot of controversy, and Apple's CEO Tim Cook issued an apology and announced that he, and Apple, will improve its warranty and repair its policies in China. Seeing how much attention the controversy garnered, a Chinese radio-station has decided to jump onto that bandwagon.

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iFixit guts the Microsoft Surface Pro

iFixit guts the Microsoft Surface Pro

The gadget destroying geeks over at iFixit have laid their hands on the new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet and ripped it apart. Those of you wanting to see what the gooey insides of Microsoft's new tablet look like, can check it out. There are surprisingly few parts inside of the tablet.

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Microsoft Surface Pro re-stock arriving Saturday

Microsoft Surface Pro re-stock arriving Saturday

In the first several days of the Microsoft Surface Pro's life on the market, it was an extremely successful product, selling out in many locations across the United States and online. This week the head of the Microsoft Surface team Panos Panay spoke up about the stock shortage many areas have been experiencing, assuring them that more units are headed to stores this week, with delivery expected by Saturday. This comes shortly after a series of demands for more units to be placed in stores by customers hoping to get their own brand new Surface Pro in one of the first launch days here in the first half of February.

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PSA: How to free up space on your Microsoft Surface Pro

PSA: How to free up space on your Microsoft Surface Pro

This week we're hearing quite a few responses from the public on their surprise at the amount of actual usable hard drive space on the new Microsoft Surface Pro. While the standard ways to free up the space taken up by apps, photos, and videos that you don't necessarily need, there's also a slightly more dangerous route you might take. One of the largest space-users on the Microsoft Surface Pro (see our full review here) is the Windows 8 on-board recovery partition.

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