Delta Air Lines plans to buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now.
It almost seems unfair to categorize the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 as tablets. Although they have touch-screen keyboards like regular tablets, they work best when attached to an optional cover with a keyboard on the inside.
Microsoft is introducing new Surface tablet computers and accessories, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop.
Redmond baed Microsoft says it’s increasing production of its Surface tablets and will sell them in more stores. Staples says it will start carrying them starting Wednesday.
Redmond based Microsoft’s Surface tablet running a full version of Windows 8 Pro will start selling in January for $899 and up, the company said Thursday. But you’ll have to pay more if you want a keyboard cover and the popular Office suite of software.
Seattle based Amazon.com Inc. started shipping a larger version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer on Thursday. Here’s a look at how it compares with the iPad and other tablets with similar screens.
A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn’t have all the storage space the company advertised.
Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, like Seattle-based Amazon’s Kindle, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war.
The release of Redmond-based Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done.
While Microsoft is touting next week’s launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.