Microsoft Surface Pro 3 CPUs Compared: Intel Core i7-4650U vs i5-4300U vs i3-4020Y

Surface Pro 3 with KeyboardAlthough 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.

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Microsoft Targets Laptop Users with Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Surface Pro 3 with Keyboard

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.

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Microsoft Surface Power Cover Keyboard Pre-Orders Start; Priced at $200

Microsoft Surface Power Cover Keyboard

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.

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Microsoft Surface 2 with 4G LTE Coming Soon

Microsoft Surface 2 - Soon with 4G LTE

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.

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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

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