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Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Get ready to toss out your brand-new Surface Pro by mid-2017 because that's when Microsoft is cutting off support for the tablet. According to Microsoft's Product Lifecycle webpage, the Surface Pro will see its "mainstream support" ending on July 10, 2017 -- just four and a half years from now. Granted most people may move on by then, but what about those who want to keep the tablet longer?

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Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft's series of Surface advertisements have been interesting to say the least, and their latest one is no exception. It's the company's first Surface Pro advertisement to air on television, and while we get to see the tablet being thrown around in a room full of break dancers, we're not quite sure if Microsoft hit the mark on this one.

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Where are all the Surface Pro tablets?

Where are all the Surface Pro tablets?

Microsoft's Surface Pro is apparently in short-supply, though whether that means the Windows 8 tablet is in hot demand or merely hardly seeded is already prompting controversy. The stylus-enabled slate - which we reviewed last week - went on sale over the weekend, only to be swiftly followed by claims that the larger, 128GB version had already sold out at multiple retailers.

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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 Surface Pro launch event cancelled due to snowstorm “Nemo”

Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch event cancelled due to snowstorm “Nemo”

Microsoft's launch event for the Surface Pro in New York City has been cancelled due to the impending snowstorm "Nemo" that is said to bring around a foot of snow to the city. Microsoft had plans to hold the event at Best Buy in the Union Square section of Manhattan. However, it looks like the tablet will release in stores without a reception.

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Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface Pro, and while it's been a mixed bag overall, we actually enjoyed our time with the tablet, but one area that many people weren't too pleased about was battery life. During our tests, we were getting around 4.5 to 5 hours, with 6 hours during some occasions. However, it looks like Microsoft may have a solution.

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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 Surface Pro now on display at select retailers

Microsoft Surface Pro now on display at select retailers

Reports are rolling in that Microsoft's Surface Pro is now on display at various retailers, although which stores have it at the moment is unknown. Some tipsters have stated that it is on display at their local Microsoft Store, so if you have one near you and you want to get a sneak-peak at the device, head on over and see if they have one.

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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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