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Microsoft Surface reportedly aiming for $199

Microsoft Surface reportedly aiming for $199

Google and ASUS shocked consumers when they revealed that the Jelly Bean-based Nexus 7 tablet would retail for $199, but is Microsoft poised to do the same come October? That may be the case according to a report from Engadget. Microsoft was coy on the pricing details for its Surface tablet, with one report suggesting the 32GB model would retail for $599. According to Engadget’s sources, launch details suggest that the tablet will retail for as low as $199 on October 26th.

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Microsoft Surface to land October 26 alongside Windows 8

Microsoft Surface to land October 26 alongside Windows 8

One of the most anticipated products to come from Microsoft in many years is the Surface tablets the software giant has been talking up. Microsoft has caught more than a little heat over the Surface tablets from its partners because they will be directly competing in the hardware market against Microsoft. The indication has been that Surface tablets will launch alongside Windows 8 in October.

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Microsoft Surface magnesium case reportedly hit by low yields

Microsoft Surface magnesium case reportedly hit by low yields

Microsoft ruffled more than a few feathers when it introduced its Surface tablet, although pricing and availability details were scarce at the event in June. One of the key features of the tablet was its premium magnesium construction featuring an integrated kickstand. Digitimes reports that Microsoft is seeing low yields with the case construction method, with the publication citing upstream supply chain sources.

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Microsoft Surface price puzzle polarizes pundits

Microsoft Surface price puzzle polarizes pundits

Microsoft's pricing mystery around the new Surface has become the slates' biggest point of contention, with analysts and rumor-mongers weighing in on how many dollars stand in the way of success. Having announced the pair of tablets on Monday with relatively sparse hardware details, Microsoft played it coy with both price and availability for the Windows RT-based Surface and Windows 8-based Surface Pro. However, there are already suggestions that the pair could be priced out of contention.

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Clandestine Microsoft Surface launch leaves PC partners puzzled

Clandestine Microsoft Surface launch leaves PC partners puzzled

Microsoft's Surface heads-up to PC partners was at most a three day warning, OEM insiders claim, with Windows head Steven Sinofsky outlining sketchy details in a series of short calls last Friday. The Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets came as almost a complete surprise to hardware partners in the US and Taiwan, Reuters' sources at the firms have insisted, with Sinofsky's calls failing to confirm either then name or the specifications of the slates. However, at least one high-profile PC manufacturer has suggested that Microsoft's plans for the Surface brand are short-lived.

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A case against Microsoft Surface tablets’ future success

A case against Microsoft Surface tablets’ future success

The consumer public is about to forget about the Microsoft Surface faster than it realized what it was looking at, and Microsoft knows it. What's been presented this week is an impressive collection of features for a piece of hardware that developers would love to play with, but without a unified view with details in the background, Microsoft has no chance at chomping away at the still-dominant iPad's market share. The Microsoft Surface tablet is not made to compete with the iPad, or so they might say, but it'll be considered a tablet as long as it's marketed without its keyboard - and rightly so.

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SlashGear 101: What is Microsoft Surface?

SlashGear 101: What is Microsoft Surface?

Where before this week there were a variety of Microsoft Surface devices, each of them made on a large table-sized scale, now we've got that brand dedicated to tablets. The Samsung device known as SUR40 has now had its operating system re-branded "Microsoft Pixelsense" where just yesterday it had the shorter iteration of said name. Microsoft has now taken the "Surface" brand and has given it to their new tablet lineup - have a peek at what it all means for you!

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