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BARGAIN HUNTER: Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

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If you’re after a tablet and don’t want to spend up big, the Surface RT has had it’s price slashed – mainly because the brand new Surface 2 is available in Australia. If you’re a little hesitant with purchasing one, it’s still a great tablet for general web browsing,  media consumption and general app use. We reviewed the Surface RT at the start of this year and despite it’s downfalls, this price […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review: Most Productive Tablet Ever?

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Despite their initial efforts resulted in $900 million in inventory writedowns, Microsoft is taking a second shot at the tablet market with its latest devices under the Surface brand – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.

When it was announced last year, it was a shock departure from what Microsoft had traditionally relied on for Windows – release the software, and rely on its third-party OEM partners to push products running the OS. However, when the Surface RT came out, it received a mixed response from critics and sales were below expectations.

Microsoft releases recovery images for Surface RT

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Microsoft have released a Surface RT recovery image to address issues with the Windows RT 8.1 update released a few days ago. Microsoft removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the store after reports of the update causing devices to stop booting. The recovery image is 3.7GB large and will return your Surface RT back to it’s factory condition. The recovery image will require a USB drive which has over […]

Surface finally comes to retail stores – JB Hi Fi, Harvey Norman confirmed

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Microsoft has confirmed that the Surface will now enter retail stores – just a few weeks after its launch only through Microsoft Stores and through its website. For Australians, this will mean JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman will start selling the Surface RT in stores from mid-December. Initially, the United States and Australia will see Surface RTs sold at their local electronics retailer, before expanding. Microsoft has also said […]

Microsoft Surface coming down-under November 6, pre-orders available now

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Microsoft has confirmed today what we have been long waiting for – details on price and international availability. And for Australians, Redmond has confirmed that the much-hyped tablet is indeed coming to Australia, with those who pre-order set to receive the tablet from November 6; and showing off its retail prices starting from AU$599. The Surface with Windows RT will be coming out first – before one running on Windows 8 […]

Microsoft shows off Surface in new US ad campaign, leaves out any pricing details

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Microsoft’s first Surface TV ad will air tonight on the US sport network ESPN, as part of a US$1 billion campaign which has already seen a Windows 8 ad (embedded below) and now a Microsoft Surface ad. The colourful, energetic ad, actually seems like a persuasive piece, something Microsoft can rarely achieve. However, without any details on pricing, and the release date looming, that anticipation could  quickly evaporate. If the Surface’s […]