Choice is always a good thing and iPad owners have a shiny new choice with Microsoft Office for iPad. But the software won’t likely disrupt the productivity suite market and could actually end up hurting Microsoft’s own Surface 2 tablet.
Thanks to the Windows RT 8.1 software update, Surface 2 is an even better choice for business than before. Microsoft’s Surface team offered its three top reasons as to why and guess what: Chrome OS has nearly the exact same attributes.
Microsoft’s Surface 2 get a bit more useful thanks to an integrated LTE radio for AT&T’s network. Expect to pay a $130 premium over the Wi-Fi edition when the device goes on sale tomorrow.
Microsoft’s new Surface 2 is available and much better than its predecessor in nearly every way. My first impressions are mainly positive, but there are still some unresolved challenges if Microsoft expects Surface 2 to be a hit.
Consumers have never had more tablet options and more reasonable prices for slates. With so many manufacturers in the game, it comes down to which platform and ecosystem you prefer and which tablet maker you trust to make a good product.
Microsoft today introduced the second-generation versions of its two Surface tablets. But while there’s a lot to like about both new devices, the pricing and messaging once again are all wrong.
Microsoft took the wraps off Surface 2, which saw welcome hardware improvements. The device is touted as a productivity tablet but there’s one problem: Millions of tablet owners have already moved on from the Microsoft Office suite. So what’s left to win them over?
Microsoft just announced its second generation of Surface tablets. I got a chance to check them out, along with a bunch of new accessories, at Microsoft’s press event.
The next generation of Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel’s new Atom chip may end Windows RT and Surface RT. Here’s a rundown of some upcoming devices that start at $299 for a full Windows 8.1 experience with 10+ hours of run time.
After turning away from Windows RT, Asus has a low-cost device that could put the kibosh on Microsoft’s Surface 2. The Transformer Book T100 is both laptop and tablet running Windows 8.1 for up to 11 hours, priced at $349.