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Microsoft: Surface screen better than iPad Retina display

10/17, 12:50am

Three-prong approach to quality display taken

According to Stevie Bathich, Microsoft's applied sciences department manager, the lower resolution display on the Surface Windows RT tablet is better to read on than the iPads Retina display. Bathich claims that a statistic known as "modulation transfer function" (MTF) is the primary metric that should be used when judging devices for readability, and that the Surface tablet scores higher than the current-generation iPad.

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Bloomberg: Surface will initially be Wi-Fi only

06/22, 2:36pm

No cellular connection to keep costs down

Microsoft's newly-unveiled Surface tablets may not feature cellular connectivity options when the devices launch later this year. Sources familiar with the products' specifications have told Bloomberg that the decision to forego 3G and 4G capabilities is aimed at keeping pricing as low as possible.

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First pics of Microsoft's Surface tablets emerge

06/18, 8:25pm

Showing off tablet, keyboard cover

Today Microsoft pulled back the veil on its much-rumored tablets. Dubbed "Surface," the Microsoft-branded tablets run either Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT and feature a novel cover that doubles as a keyboard. The company has followed up with images showing off both the tablet and its productivity-oriented keyboard cover.

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