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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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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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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 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 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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Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft's upcoming update to its Surface tablet line is just weeks away, and it's been noted that the first units are just now coming off the production line, signaling that Surface Pro production is now in full force. General manager of Microsoft's Surface division, Panos Panay, tweeted the news yesterday.

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