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Microsoft Surface RT teardown shows giant retail profit margin

Microsoft Surface RT teardown shows giant retail profit margin

The folks that see how inexpensive an item is to produce and feel that the manufacturer should have little to no profit over this cost are certainly not going to enjoy what they're hearing from IHS iSuppli about Microsoft today, that's for sure. With a a Bill of Materials (BOM) cost of $271 USD and a $13 USD manufacturing cost, the total cost of the Microsoft Surface RT with minimum 32GB NAND flash memory becomes $248 in all, this placing it well below retail price at $599. IHS iSuppli note that compared to the low-end iPad (that being the iPad 2 in this case), the Surface RT generates a greater profit margin in percentage terms and on a per-unit basis as well.

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Microsoft Surface Windows RT confirmed with NVIDIA’s Tegra processor

Microsoft Surface Windows RT confirmed with NVIDIA’s Tegra processor

While Microsoft announced two new Surface PC tablets today at their event in LA, one thing they didn't make clear was the processor under the hood powering one of their new slates. The Windows 8 Pro model will be significantly thicker and run an Intel Ivy Bridge 22nm processor but the thin 9.3mm device we got hands-on with will be powered by an ARM chipset. NVIDIA has just confirmed it will be running their Tegra chipset.

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Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro revealed

Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro revealed

This week it appears that Microsoft is bringing on more than one new tablet to their own hardware lineup with not just the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT, but a Surface for Windows 8 Pro as well. This next-generation device is made for professionals, so Microsoft's Michael Anguilo says, and is less than 2 pounds, less than 14mm thick, and comes with a high-resolution ClearType display.

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Microsoft’s Surface Heading Into the Home as a Cheap Entertainment Product in 3 Years

Microsoft’s Surface Heading Into the Home as a Cheap Entertainment Product in 3 Years

Over the last couple of weeks, Microsoft's Surface has been shown off just as much as what researchers were really trying to show off, like virtual joysticks or commanding robots remotely. That's because Surface is a very cool idea, and a lot of fun to actually use. The unfortunate part comes in the fact that it's not everywhere, and not a lot of people have ever been able to get their fingers on it. And right now, it doesn't look like that's going to change. But, Microsoft does have plans to change it in the future.

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Microsoft Surface SP1 released; promise of Windows 7 & WM7 integration

Microsoft Surface SP1 released; promise of Windows 7 & WM7 integration

Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for users of their Surface multitouch table, and while that may not affect many readers of SlashGear it comes with some news that likely will.  The Surface team have been tasked with developing a set of standardized gestures and motion controls, that will be used not only on their own multitouch computer but in Windows 7 and Windows Mobile 7; that means better integration between Surface, gestures, multitouch and touch across all of Microsoft's platforms.

Video demo of the new features after the cut

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DIY Multitouch table project offers low-cost alternative to Microsoft Surface

DIY Multitouch table project offers low-cost alternative to Microsoft Surface

Eyebeam are looking to bring DIY multitouch to the masses with their open-source Cubit project.  Promising a touchscreen table in the style of Microsoft's Surface, only with a far smaller $500-1,000 build cost, Eyebeam have made the hardware schematics and software source code available for anyone to download.  They also sell a kit that includes the table, frosted surface and most of the electronics, with builders only needing to supply the computer, a simple projector and a webcam.

 

Check out the video of the Eyebeam Cubit in action after the cut

Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 Windows tablet takes on the Surface

Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 Windows tablet takes on the Surface

Lenovo has a new Ideapad that is poised to take on Microsoft's Surface slates. It features a 12-inch display and the same sort of folio and kickstand design as you'd find on the Surface, as well as some of Lenovo's own features (namely software), and its own design flavors. The MIIX 700 won’t come cheap, though it’ll cost less than certain Surface slates: the model starts at $699 USD, which is just about mid-to-high range when looking at competing models.

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Smaller Xbox One hardware dismissed by Microsoft

Smaller Xbox One hardware dismissed by Microsoft

With a Microsoft event coming in October expected to reveal a number of new Windows 10-related devices, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables, another rumor began earlier this month that a smaller version of the Xbox One console would also be announced. While it's still fairly early in the Xbox One's lifespan for such hardware revisions, it did seem possible, especially noting how large the console is. Unfortunately for those excited by the rumor, Xbox head Phil Spencer has said it isn't happening.

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Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Microsoft has been expected to announce a new pair of flagship Windows-powered phones under the Lumia name in October, and while we've already seen a few leaked photos and spec lists, now what appear to be official press renders have been discovered. The new images come from Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks on Twitter, a reliable and often correct leaker. What we see now are the 5.2-inch Lumia 950, codenamed Talkman, along with the larger 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL, codenamed Cityman.

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Even Microsoft is rumored to have a large tablet coming

Even Microsoft is rumored to have a large tablet coming

If the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 isn't big enough for you, worry not. Rumors are now pointing to the possibility that Microsoft might unveil a variety of Surface Pro 4 hybrids in October, with models differing not only in internal specs like before. This time, there might also be differences in sizes, with 13- and 14- inch variants said to also be available. This makes Microsoft just one of the latest big names to join the growing list of device makers trying to revitalize the tablet market by stretching their sizes further.

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