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Briefly: Microsoft Surface 2 LTE in UK, AT&T NYC subway coverage plans

04/10, 7:43am

Microsoft opens pre-orders for Surface 2 with LTE in UK

Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for the Surface 2 with LTE in the United Kingdom. Just as with its launch last month in the United States, the UK edition will be limited to just a 64GB model, and its £539 ($905) represents a £100 ($168) increase over the standard Wi-Fi model. Microsoft will be shipping the Windows RT tablet on the 8th of May.

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Microsoft reveals LTE-equipped Surface 2, ships tomorrow

03/17, 12:46pm

64GB Surface 2 with LTE priced $130 over standard edition

Microsoft is preparing to ship a version of the Surface 2 with 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T's network tomorrow, six months after the company unveiled the updated device range. The 64GB model with LTE will cost $679, a premium of $130 over the standard 64GB model, with the tablet being sold via the Microsoft Store and Best Buy.

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Productivity shootout: iPad Air v. Surface 2 v. HP Chromebook 11

03/15, 10:35pm

iPad Air, Surface 2, HP Chromebook 11 go head-to-head

The mobile space is probably the most hotly contested space in the tech industry at the moment. It used to be the case that when you wanted to get work done on the go, a full-powered notebook was the one and only way to go. While notebooks and ultrabooks still play a vital role in keeping people productive on the go, the rise of tablets has led to a revolution in how people are staying productive on the go -- at least for light Office-style productivity and creative tasks. Three devices staking a claim for this space include the Apple iPad Air, the Microsoft Surface 2 and the HP Chromebook 11, although each is distinctly different. If productivity is an important criteria when choosing a mobile device, which of these is the one to get?

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Briefly: Microsoft Surface Power Cover, Raspberry Pi audio card

03/11, 6:23am

Microsoft starts pre-orders for Surface Power Cover, ships March 19th

Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its Surface Power Cover, with shipments set to start on March 19th in the United States. Spotted by ZDNet in the Microsoft Store for $200, the Power Cover adds up to 70-percent more battery life to the Surface Pro, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2 tablets, and retains the same keyboard and touchpad as other Surface covers, though it adds 9.75mm (0.38 inches) and just over half a pound in weight to each tablet.

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Review: Microsoft Surface 2

10/24, 8:10am

Surface 2 offers some key improvements over the original

The Microsoft Surface 2 is being positioned as a productivity tablet, and when it comes to Office productivity there can be little doubt that the Surface 2 delivers on this promise. However, so far it seems as though this is not entirely what consumers are looking for in tablet if sales of the original are any gauge. Yet at the same time, there is a very strong market for keyboard accessories for Apples iPad. So, given the reality that many iPad users are looking to use a keyboard with their iPad, is a tablet that makes a keyboard a more integral part of the overall design worth another look? Read on in our review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

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Microsoft exec: iWork 'struggling,' we've built a 'better solution'

10/23, 8:29pm

Frank Shaw blasts iPad event

Microsoft communications head Frank Shaw has blasted Apple's latest event and first impressions from attendees, claiming the "reality distortion field ... has extended beyond Cupertino." The executive argues that Microsoft's own Surface and Surface 2 devices represent cheaper alternatives to the new iPads, and, thanks to free Office software, are better suited to productivity tasks.

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Surface 2 shows up in UK retail stores early

10/19, 4:17pm

Surface 2 hits UK retail ahead of launch date

Microsoft's Windows RT-powered Surface 2 tablet hasn't hit its official release date, but that didn't stop at least one British retailer from selling the device. One reader in the UK told The Verge that he was able to purchase a 32GB Surface 2 model from his local Argos location. Following up, The Verge was also able to purchase its own unit at an Argos store.

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Delta goes with Surface 2 over iPads for pilots

09/28, 8:45pm

Airline surprisingly drops iPad for flight crews, goes with Surface 2

Delta Air Lines surprised industry observers on Friday by going with Microsoft's newly announced Surface 2 tablet for its pilots instead of Apple's iPad. The airline already allows pilots to bring their own iPads with them on flights, and observers expected them to go with Apple's tablet for digital flight materials. Instead, they will receive Microsoft's newest Windows RT-powered tablet devices, according to Windows IT Pro.

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