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Microsoft Surface Pro battery life is half what the Surface RT offers

Microsoft Surface Pro battery life is half what the Surface RT offers

Multiple reports have been surfacing over the last several weeks that hints Microsoft isn't doing well with its Surface line of tablets. Yesterday we mentioned that a source in Microsoft's supply chain said that surface RT tablet production orders had been chopped in half due to low demand. That same source tipped that the Microsoft Surface Pro might be coming earlier and at a reduced price.

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Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Ever since the Surface tablet was released from Microsoft, we've only been more and more curious about their upcoming Pro version. Finally, the Redmond-based company has released details about the upcoming tablet for power users, including pricing and availability. Starting in January, you'll be able to grab a Surface Pro starting at $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB variant.

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Microsoft Surface RT tablet orders cut in half says supply chain source

Microsoft Surface RT tablet orders cut in half says supply chain source

I always think of the tablet market as having two basic segments. You have your high-end segment that Apple owns with its iPad, and then we have the lower end segment where tablet such as the Amazon Fire HD and hordes of Android-powered tablets play. I've always thought that the companies trying to break into that high-end tablet market, such as Microsoft, are doing things wrong, especially when it comes to pricing.

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HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP's PC chief has dismissed Microsoft's Surface tablet as "slow and a little kludgey" and blamed the tech press for over-hyping what he would "hardly call ... competition" to HP's own products. "Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe" Todd Bradley told CITEworld, going on to say that HP's initial focus with Windows tablets is the enterprise, with consumer-centric models not expected until 2013.

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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 pre-orders delayed in UK, apologetic coupon sent instead

Microsoft Surface pre-orders delayed in UK, apologetic coupon sent instead

This week the folks at Microsoft have made one gigantically undeniable effort to let the world know they're ready for Windows 8 to hit the public, but in the UK, they've hit a bit of a snag. It would appear that those early adopters hoping to get a Microsoft Surface this week after having pre-ordered one when they were placed on sale are now receiving a notice. This notice says that Microsoft is sorry that conflicting messages had been sent through various portals giving different odd delivery dates, be they later or earlier than originally stated - as it turns out, the original date range stands.

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