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Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Right on schedule, Microsoft's Surface Pro is now available to purchase for prospective buyers in the US and Canada. The new tablet was going to be the main event at a special midnight launch event in New York City, but that ended up being cancelled due to the snowstorm. However, the Surface Pro still launched as planned, and consumers can now get their grubby hands on the Surface RT's successor.

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Microsoft’s Panos Panay talks about the Surface Pro’s battery life on Reddit

Microsoft’s Panos Panay talks about the Surface Pro’s battery life on Reddit

Reddit's semi-famous AMA board, in which anyone can hold an "Ask me Anything" session, was recently graced by Microsoft's Panos Panay, head of the company's Surface team. Over the course of the session, Panay addressed the issue of the Surface Pro's battery life, which some critics say is too short. The Surface team head stated that the device's battery life is best in its class.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft met some resistance with its first Surface tablet, but that isn't stopping the company from making a second attempt, this time with a full copy of Windows 8. Where the Surface RT left would-be tableteers confused with its partial app support, the Surface Pro is Windows on far more familiar territory: Intel silicon inside, and the full flexibility of a regular PC, simply with a touchscreen up-front. Of course, that also brings with it the same issues that have always plagued Windows-based tablets: battery life, weight, heat, and software usability. Does Microsoft's own-brand slate finally put those criticisms to rest, and is this the tablet you should have in your bag? Read on for our full review.

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Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

Nokia tablet tipped by CEO on heels of Surface

This week the CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop has hinted that they've once again begun considering the possibility of a tablet PC in the near future. This word comes from an interview Elop did with the Australian Financial Review in which he says the company is not announcing a tablet, but is watching the Microsoft Surface tablet specifically to see how the market will respond to Windows 8 in tablet form. Though this is not an official announcement of a tablet being created by Nokia, it does remind us that they've got tablets in mind as a potential future pathway.

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Microsoft testing Outlook for Windows RT, sources say

Microsoft testing Outlook for Windows RT, sources say

Rumor has it that Microsoft is testing a completed version of the email client Outlook for Windows RT, which currently only offers the ultra-basic Mail client. This information comes from the folks over at CNET, who say that three sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed the existence of Outlook RT. The downside? According to two of the sources, Microsoft may never make the client available to consumers.

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Microsoft prepping cheaper Surface tablets to expand lineup

Microsoft prepping cheaper Surface tablets to expand lineup

During Microsoft's Q2 2013 earnings call yesterday, where they recorded a profit of almost $6.5 billion with over $21.5 billion in revenue, the company talked about its new Surface tablet lineup, which saw a less-than-steller launch, and while sales have been low, the company is outing a better "Pro" version for power users. However, it looks like Microsoft plans to do more with the Surface series.

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