Although I believed the Intel Core i3 and i7 processors inside the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet will be from the next generation Intel Broadwell chip family, it turned out that they’ll be actually the current Haswell chips. Namely the Intel Core i7-4650U and i3-4020Y. They will accompany the i5-4300U as the already known option.
Microsoft Targets Laptop Users with Surface Pro 3 Tablet
Microsoft unveiled today the Surface Pro 3 Windows-based tablet. With its keyboard accessory, kickstand on the back, and a larger 12″ display than the 10.6″ on the Pro 2, the new device targets the traditional laptop users. At the same time, you’re getting a quite portable tablet despite the bigger screen. It only 0.36″ inches thin and weighs 1.76 pounds.
Microsoft Surface Power Cover Keyboard Pre-Orders Start; Priced at $200
Microsoft has made available for pre-orders the battery-equipped Surface Power Cover keyboard, which “extends the battery life of your Surface up to 70% and doubles as a screen cover.” The Power Keyboard which is compatible with Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 tablets is priced at $199.99 and is expected to start shipping on March 19th.
Microsoft Surface 2 with 4G LTE Coming Soon
UPDATE: The 4G Surface 2 is now available.
Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet will be soon available with built-in 4G LTE connectivity alongside Wi-Fi wireless, according to the latest leaked info. A couple of images published by Windows Phone Central reveal package of the Nvidia Tegra processor- and Windows RT-based Surface 2 model with AT&T’s 4G mobile broadband.
Windows 8.1 with Bing – OS Edition for Low-Cost Computers
Update: Windows with Bing laptops and tablets are available now. According to the latest leaks, Microsoft will release a new edition of the company’s operating system for laptops, tablets, and other PCs, the Windows 8.1 with Bing. It’s aimed at low-cost PCs. Although the regular Windows releases by default have Bing as the default search … Read more
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) Released
Microsoft today released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2013. This update KB2817430, “improves security, performance, and stability” of Office 2013 and also contains roll up of all previous updates of the popular software suite. The SP1 currently applies to the following products: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 … Read more
Nokia’s HERE Navigation & Map App Now Available for All Windows 8.1 Devices
The Nokia HERE navigation and mapping app, previously available only on phones and Lumia 2520 tablet, is now available for all Windows 8.1 and 8.1 RT devices. You can now install this high-quality map program on your 8.1-based tablet or laptop and, importantly, it’s free of charge. The app works even if your device doesn’t … Read more
Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 8.1 Update 1; Coming This Spring
Microsoft officially announced today Windows 8.1 Update 1, an important refresh of the operating system for laptops, tablets, and other PCs. The software maker confirmed Spring 2014 as the time-frame for the release and intention of the Update to “make the UI more familiar and more convenient for users with mouse/keyboard”. The most of the … Read more
Microsoft Extends Life of Security Essentials for Windows XP till July 2015
Although Microsoft previously announced it will phase out Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware program version for Windows XP together with the OS itself on April 8th 2014, MSE for XP will still be updated and available for download through July 14th, 2015.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Gets Faster, Business-Friendly Intel Core i5-4300U CPU
Microsoft has updated the recently released Surface Pro 2 tablet. This time it isn’t a software update, but an important hardware bump. The 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor is replaced by the i5-4300U with a higher clock speed and some added business-class features.