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We'd surmise that a few folks were disappointed then Microsoft's Surface event concluded earlier today. Rumors swirled that the "small gathering" tease meant a more compact version of Redmond's tablet was imminent, but instead the festivities focused on a larger 12-inch pro model. Now, Bloomberg r...

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So, it wasn't the Surface Mini we were expecting. But hey, we got fresh hardware, so that's all that matters. The new Surface Pro 3 isn't the smallest tablet Microsoft has made -- in fact, it's the biggest, with a 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 screen. But if you think it's just a blown-up version of the ...

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Microsoft is set to announce some Surface related news and we'll have all the nitty gritty in our liveblog. But you can also watch the event live after the break or right here courtesy of the fine folks in Redmond. So follow along, while still reading our live coverage, of course....

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Microsoft's here in the Big Apple to announce a new Surface product or two, and we're on site to bring you all the latest updates. It's been a while since MS has announced updates to its tablet and PC lineups, so we're expecting some substantial news here today. Stay tuned!...

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It's been a while since Microsoft announced a new product in its Surface family, but we can almost guarantee there'll be at least one new model at tomorrow's NYC event. We've heard some rumblings about a Surface Mini running Windows RT, and we wouldn't be surprised if MS announced a next generatio...

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It didn't seem that long ago that Microsoft held its last Surface tablet launch in New York City, but it's time again for yet another one. Yep, Microsoft has just sent us an invitation for a Surface-related event slated for May 20th in the Big Apple, imploring us to join them "for a small gatherin...

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Microsoft's LTE-equipped Surface 2 has only been available in limited markets since it was formally announced, but today the company has said it's opening pre-orders in the UK. As per the company's usual sales approach, the 4G tablet is already live on the Microsoft Store for £539, with ship...

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At the tail-end of 2012, Microsoft launched the Surface with Windows RT, a gorgeous, homegrown tablet that was meant to be a productivity-focused alternative to the iPad and Android tablets. Unfortunately, the device didn't sell anywhere near as many as then-CEO Steve Ballmer had predicted, which ...

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The tablet landscape is changing rapidly. It's now relatively trivial to find a cheap, full-featured Windows slate, and we've seen a number of smaller models that still manage to pack plenty of power. In light of those shifts, our tablet buyer's guide looks very different this winter. Dell and Nok...

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Microsoft said that a Surface 2 with LTE was coming to AT&T early this year, and it now appears that this cellular-equipped Windows RT tablet is finally close to launch. The company has just received FCC approval for a "portable computing device" that sports the Surface's familiar 10.6-inch di...

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The company's search for a new CEO is still the dominant narrative surrounding Microsoft. But if you're able to get past the quest to replace Ballmer, you'll find a company that's starting to get something of a second wind in its long life. For one, its new Xbox One console is selling quite well. ...

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Sometimes, it pays to avoid the bleeding edge of technology. Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that newer Surface Pro 2 tablets are shipping with a faster 1.9GHz Core i5 inside instead of the 1.6GHz chip that came with the earliest models. The company isn't saying just why it rolled out the ste...

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If one takes a narrow view of the tablet market, the largest PC makers have fared especially poorly as a group. At the launch of the iPad, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo had little experience with the Android ecosystem, ...

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