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Outlook for Windows RT incoming with 8.1; new Surface update detailed

Outlook for Windows RT incoming with 8.1; new Surface update detailed

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows RT tablets will get a full copy of Outlook 2013 RT as of the Windows 8.1 update, helping open a few more enterprise doors for slates like Surface. The app, not currently available for "Windows-on-ARM", has been a frequently requested one, Microsoft conceded, and the company hopes will help shift Windows RT out of the grey area between business and personal use.

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Microsoft reportedly planning 7-inch line of Surface tablets

Microsoft reportedly planning 7-inch line of Surface tablets

Sources have tipped off The Wall Street Journal about a new line of Surface tablets being produced by Microsoft, these ones measuring in at 7-inches and being slated for production some time towards the end of 2013. Expounding on this was one source who said the 7-inch line of Surface devices is a somewhat knee-jerk reaction by Microsoft, whose plans didn't include them last year, to the popularity of competing 7-inch slates.

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Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

It's not that the Microsoft Surface tablet isn't selling as well as the Windows 8 company predicted, but according to three anonymous sources speaking up this week, they certainly aren't selling all that well. Speaking this week with Bloomberg, these three sources claim to have sales numbers before they're made official to the public. According to them, the company has sold a total of about 1.5 million Surface devices since launch.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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Microsoft accepting orders for 128GB Surface Pro, will ship in 2 – 3 weeks

Microsoft accepting orders for 128GB Surface Pro, will ship in 2 – 3 weeks

On February 9, we reported that Microsoft's Surface Pro 128GB model had sold out soon after becoming available, with both Staples and Best Buy running out of stock in addition to Microsoft's online store. The company responded shortly after, saying that stores could expect more Surface Pros by Saturday. As of today, buyers can order the tablet and will receive it within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

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