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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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In testing done by Anandtech, the Surface Pro 2 ran over 8 hours while browsing the web over Wi-Fi. That's a jump up from 6.6 hours before the latest software update was released. The improvement... also means you can play video over Wi-Fi 16% longer to 7.75 hours from 6.65 pre-update.

But the Surface Pro 2 still trails the competition by a bit, scoring 8.330 versus 9.480 for the iPad&...

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Groene, who’s official title is director of design on the Surface team, tackles everything from how design and engineering work meshed together to what fabric is being used on the Type Cover 2.

“We... don’t design it first, and then engineer it,” said Groene in the video. “We design and engineer it always together.”

(Worth reading: Microsoft explains how it improved the Surface...

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ZDNet’s Mary Jo-Foley first reported that some Power Cover and Docking Station customers were getting their devices ahead of their scheduled availability, and Paul Thurrott’s Windows SuperSite... later claimed that Microsoft execs have said that the accessories will be available early but only in ‘limited quantities’.

Microsoft announced the new Power Cover, which boosts tablet ba...

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While that hardly makes up for the $900 million write off the software giant had to take in back in July for unsold Surface RT tablets it does show its Surface line is at least now generating significant... revenue. 

Microsoft says that it sold “more than double” the Surface units it sold in the prior quarter. During its earnings call today, Microsoft also noted that the 32 GB Surface...

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The discount, which only seems to apply to buyers living in the U.S. or Canada, sees the first-generation model fall to $699 and is due to expire on December 31. The Surface Pro price was previously... cut by $100 in August.

Microsoft is almost certainly doing this to sell off remaining inventory and could well stop selling the first-generation device altogether from 2014, as it is no longer...

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After pulling Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store over the weekend, Microsoft on Monday released a recovery image that can be used to resurrect devices rendered unusable or “bricked” by... the update.

It’s not the simplest of fixes, requiring a USB drive and some command line prompts. But I’m told from a few users who’ve attempted it that it does the trick.

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Despite many people reporting a trouble-free upgrade from Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1, the Redmond firm withdrew the operating system update over the weekend and has since not given a conclusive answer... as to why.

“Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1,” said the company, in response to a question...

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When speaking to Australian publication ARN recently, Microsoft exec Jack Cowett – who works on marketing the Surface tablets – inferred that some consumers didn’t know the difference... between the Surface Pro and Surface RT.

“We think that there was some confusion in the market last year on the difference between Surface RT and Surface Pro,” said Cowett. “We wa...

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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...