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Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2

If you are only going to buy one accessories for your Surface tablet then without a doubt we recommend the Surface Type Cover 2. What you get is a durable, light slim... case that has a built in keyboard that turns your Surface into more like a laptop. You can work day or night with ease thanks to the backlit keyboard that makes typing in the dark easy on the eyes....

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Following on from a similar deal for Apple iPads, the retailer says that Surface owners will get a Best Buy gift card worth at least $200 when they trade in a working Surface tablet in-store.

To... be eligible for the offer, the Surface tablet must be able to power up, be free of any water or liquid damage, and have a screen that isn’t cracked. The promotion is due to run until October 21, on...

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Both tablets go on sale starting October 22. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 "are close to selling out," Microsoft's developers account tweeted earlier today.

But it's not clear... how many Surface tablets were actually pre-ordered and whether in fact there could be a supply issue come the official release date.

An under-supply would be ironic in light of Microsoft having to...

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Panay was demonstrating the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets with Windows hardware scientist Stevie Bathiche at the Microsoft store in Seattle’s University Village on Monday, when he appeared... to confirm the possibility of a Surface Mini.  

“We have a lot of great things that we are thinking about and working on, and there are multiple aspect ratios and sizes and awesome things...

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Ironically, Microsoft has been promoting a trade-in program that offers cash for used tablets, just not those made by Microsoft. 

eBay told Computerworld that the average selling price... of a first-generation 32GB Surface RT tablet is currently $285, almost half the $499 many buyers paid when the Surface RT was released a year ago, but much closer to what Microsoft sells it for now ($349...

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Peripherals promise to be a key part of the offering. Sources say Microsoft will show a new Surface docking station that will work with Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 models only and include one... USB 3 and three USB 2 ports. 

Also said to be on tap is a Surface Power Cover, a thicker version of the current Surface Type cover/keyboard. This cover will include a built-in battery...

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The design is expected to be largely the same as the original with the addition of an adjustable kickstand that will include the standard “laptop mode” and a new angle designed for use on... uneven surfaces. 

Surface Pro 2 should also be faster as it will powered by Intel’s new Haswell processor. And in addition to longer battery life, some models will available with 8GB...

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The new prices break out as follows: 

Touch Cover reduced to $79.99 from $119.99 Limited Edition Touch Cover reduced to $89.99 from $129.99 Surface RT with Touch Cover bundle now starts at... $399.99 for 32GB, all bundles get $50 reduction Surface Pro now starts at $799.99 for 64GB, and all models get $100 reduction.

Microsoft plans to release a significant update, Windows 8.1, in Octo...

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Unnamed sources told Windows Phone Central that the new price will come into effect from August 30 and said that the price would be the same across the five different color Touch Covers (red, cyan,... white, black and magenta).

However, sources suggested that Microsoft is not planning to discount the $129.99 limited edition Touch Covers or the $129.99 Type Cover accessory.

Microsoft...

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The Redmond giant will offer attendees to its TechEd conference in New Orleans next week the opportunity to buy a Surface RT with Touch Cover for $99.99, or the 128GB Surface Pro for just $400 —... over half its normal price.

Despite the deals, it is worth noting that TechEd attendance itself doesn't come cheap. 

Access to the full conference costs $2,195, although a TechExp...