Friday, October 10, 2014 - 13:07

Yes. Just ask Apple - which has been lowering prices on the MacBook Pro to compete almost from the start.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:52

They do! Best Buy. CDW. Others.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:41

Glad to see that Microsoft is sticking with the Surface.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 16:03

I keep going back to that BY VENDOR, Microsoft remains #3 in the segment. In the smartphone business, the only players that are "in the game" are Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. Hey, BlackBerry...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 13:47

Thanks for the summary. I have a Surface Pro 2 and, based upon my experience, I am not at all surprised with your results.

I consider myself careful with my devices (as is the rest of my...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:39

The irony of the Apple decision to deal exclusively with AT&T is that, in search of an equally-capable smartphone, the other carriers (including VerizonWireless), turned to Android. This gave...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:34

Some version of that story is true. The version I heard was that Apple required that all purchases would go through the App Store and VerizonWireless already had its own app store and was not...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:30

Carriers often delay OS upgrades to do their own testing. Besides, most consumers never upgrade their smartphone OS. It would be nice if carriers cooperated with OEMs on this point but since...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:23

Ultimately, NTP is a security issue. Many enterprise services depend upon your computer having the correct time in order to have reliable authentication. NTP makes sure all computers are synced...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:12

The term "default to" usually suggests that you can override the default.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:04

Since Android Apps and Windows Modern (read "Metro") Apps are all run-time apps, there is no reason why Microsoft would not be able to run Android Apps and Metro Apps side by side - either under...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:59

Just saying four percent does not tell the whole story. This market is dominated by Samsung and Apple and, at 4%, Microsoft/Nokia is a distant THIRD PLACE, just ahead of BlackBerry - once the...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 13:00

Just not true. Millions of customers have had a positive experience with Windows 8/RT/8.1/8.1 Update 1.

Ballmer retired and servers next to Gates on the Board.

If you have...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:35

Firmware not coming until 6/14 ...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:22

Because there are subtle differences between the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Most (but NOT ALL) systems with Windows 8 pre-installed will run Windows 8.1. Since...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 14:22

Very likely, the new Surface 2 Mini will be Windows RT 8.1 Update 1 w/o the desktop! Instead, it will include the Metro version of Office 2013. The "Mini" will probably come in at $349.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 14:16

I'd expect something less subtle. Like a price match with the MacBook Air. 11" Surface Pro, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, at $899 and a 13", Surface Pro at $999. Touch/Type Cover still extra.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 14:02

The downside of releasing a Surface "Ultrabook" is that Microsoft runs the risk of upsetting their traditional OEMs if they attempt to compete head-to-head with them in the ultrabook market....

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:55

There is a docking station available with plenty of expansion capabilities. I use mine when I need a larger screen,

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:52

I love my Surface Pro 2 but I have to agree that a 13" screen would be A LOT better - though, in my mind, upping the resolution defeats the purpose. I think that a baseline of $1,000 for 4GB and...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 13:15

I really doubt it. Microsoft is already #3 by tablet vendor (Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.) Amazon may actually be #3 with Microsoft #4 but, considering that they were over two years "late to...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:53

Office is already available for all Windows 7/8.x desktops and for Windows Phone 8 so, building Office for iPad is probably in greater demand than "Office for Metro". (The same thing may goes for...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:37

If you are not already on the iPad bandwagon, why would you want to? Office for iPad is for those who miss Office and want to use it on the iPad.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 18:47

The best way to look at this based upon your total cost of ownership. A typical desktop computer bought eight years ago (2006) was not dual-core. It did not have dual-channel memory. and was...

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 18:29

Well, Paul, I think you should buy one of those $399 laptops. Most come with a 15" screen, a Core i3, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB+ HDD, and 802.11 b/g/n. This is more power than most anyone using a PC...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:30

Android may be derived from Linux but it is not full-function Linux.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:28

The prices are not connected to actual costs anyway. Certainly, in America, where most phones are "locked" the No-Contract prices make no sense whatsoever.

Especially when you realize...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:22

It seems to me that this are being positioned as a "poor-man's" iPhone 5C so maybe they can justify a slightly higher price-point.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:20

This really doesn't make much sense - unless Microsoft is planning on drawing in low-end android customers and then quietly transition the underlying code to Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft (...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 13:29

$130, I think - but it doesn't include Outlook. In the long run, Office 365 is a better deal.

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