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This week I was able to acquire a 1st-gen Microsoft Surface Pro for a ludicrous price as the Microsoft store was clearing them out. Figured I could give one a shot!
I have to admit, I feel a little over my head in terms of tuning things nicely, and seeing all the cool stuff you can do with it. So, I am asking the engadget community for tips to optimize things and see what neat stuff I can find out.
Alright- here are my tips so far-
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iFixit has become quite popular, and their teardowns of newly announced products always grab the attention of the tech world. Their most recent teardown of the newest Retina model Macbook Pro unsurprisingly scored a 1, and of course it's causing a bit of a stir. While they are often interesting since they provide a real good look at the product, do these teardowns serve any form of relevance anymore? Especially for products like the... Read more →
So I've wanted the surface pro ever since it was announced. But I didn't buy one when it was released because of all the mixed to negative reviews that came out about it.
I know the battery isn't the greatest. It's got mid-range ultrabook specs but is priced at the high-end and the keyboards, both touch and type cover, aren't a revolutionary as they claimed it to be.
My question is this:
For all those who did buy it.
Do you regret the purchase? Now that the hype has died down and... Read more →
"surface value: Is Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro worth $899?"
I always knew gdgt was a den of Apple-lovers and that's fine, it's abundantly clear where the bias stands, but really - there's loving, and there's full Mactard. Can it.
Microsoft has announced pricing for the upcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro, which is expected to ship in January (http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive... The new tablet will sell for $899 with a 64GB SSD, and $999 with 128GB. A keyboard, such as Microsoft's Touch model, will cost extra. How does this compare to other Windows 8 tablets? Lenovo's... Read more →
As we've just seen from IFA 2012, a lot of manufacturers will be rolling out touchscreen laptops (and a few desktops) in the coming months, including Dell, Sony, Samsung, HP, Lenovo and Acer. These new models will, of course, be tied to the launch of the touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, and will also compete against Microsoft's own Surface tablets.
While some of the new models will run the scaled-down Windows RT, and will be more... Read more →
But longtime second-tier... Read more →
Unlike rival tablets, such as the many Android variants, the BlackBerry PlayBook, which I think is an excellent tablet, but I digress; and others that compete with the iPad, Microsoft has the potential to bring to market a ready made success.... Read more →
1. Microsoft needs to know when to stop when it's naming stuff. Just call it the "Surface" and "Surface Pro" and be done with it. "Microsoft Surface for Windows RT" and "Microsoft Surface for Windows Pro" might be more descriptive, but it isn't sexy. (And I think Apple made a similar mistake with the "MacBook Pro with Retina display". Yes, it's accurate, but surely that was not the best they could come up with.)
2. It shows that the OEMs don't have... Read more →
On the, um, surface, the new tablets look very promising. Both include Microsoft's innovative Touch Cover and Type Cover for input, and both are lightweight, powerful, and crammed with useful features like full... Read more →