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Microsoft Surface could debut MagSafe-data hybrid hook-up

Microsoft Surface could debut MagSafe-data hybrid hook-up

Microsoft could have already implemented the combination magnetic power/data connector it attempted to patent, with a similar-looking connection spotted on the new Surface tablet. The four-pin port is on the right lower edge of the new tablets, and seemingly matches up with the MagSafe-like connector detailed in a patent application from the company. If so, that could mean a single hook-up for recharging the Surface and synchronizing it with other devices.

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Microsoft Surface tablet event wrap-up

Microsoft Surface tablet event wrap-up

This week we made our way down to Los Angeles to check out Microsoft's big Surface tablet reveal, this their big move into the tablet space before Windows 8 and Windows RT have been formally introduced with 3rd party manufacturers. The likes of Acer, Lenovo, and HP were nowhere to be found at this event, with Microsoft speaking only for themselves here in their rare appearance in the hardware manufacturing realm. After a quick drive down memory lane from the Microsoft Mouse to the Xbox all the way forward through the original Microsoft Surface (the big table version), Microsoft brought on the fire with their first big-time tablet for Windows 8's Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.

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Microsoft Surface Touch Cover vs Type Cover hands-on

Microsoft Surface Touch Cover vs Type Cover hands-on

There are two different covers for the Microsoft Surface tablets revealed today, both of them able to cover up and protect the front of the tablet but each of them with different abilities in their keys. The biggest difference between the two is the way the keys work - while the Type Cover has moving keys while the Touch Cover is capacitive instead. The Touch Cover is also a bit thinner, while the Type Cover will likely cost a bit more - and both have been introduced right alongside the Microsoft Surface tablets (see our hands-on here) as their best companions.

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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 pricing and release details dropped

Microsoft Surface pricing and release details dropped

This week the folks at Microsoft have revealed that they'll be bringing forward a couple of tablets, both of the from the Microsoft Surface family. These tablets will have keyboard covers, full touch displays, Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro, and will be priced to sell. The actual prices have not yet been revealed, but Microsoft has been clear that they'll be "near ultrabook class PCs" as it were.

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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 Surface tablet details revealed

Microsoft Surface tablet details revealed

This week Microsoft has revealed a tablet version of their Microsoft Surface brand, bringing on a device thats 9.3mm thin with edges beveled at 22 degrees and working with Windows 8 with full touch interactivity. This device weighs in at 1.5 pounds, is made with a magnesium case, and has a lovely PVD finish. Inside you'll find access to Windows apps for Music, Movies, and multimedia of all kinds, and it all comes in on a 10.6-inch display.

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