Why Microsoft’s Surface failed while Apple’s iPad is thriving


At first glance, to most consumers, the Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface RT tablet computer look somewhat similar. They are both rectangular, have crisp screens and can boast a slick and clean design interface. Yet on Thursday Microsoft announced that it was taking a $900 million write-down to reflect unsold inventory of the Surface RT. That’s a stark comparison to Apple’s iPad, which continues to break record sales and has

Microsoft Surface Teardown

Microsoft Surface Teardown

On iFixit.com there is a great article how to teardown your Surface. If you  want to know what is inside Microsoft Surface table visit iFixit: Microsoft Surface Teardown.   source: ifixit

Microsoft Surface Pro – Review

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft’s second tablet, the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, was originally announced back in June 2012, with a launch date pencilled in for 90 days after the ARM-based Surface with Windows RT. That’s fast approaching, and while a specific launch date remains a closely-guarded secret, the final hardware has made its first appearance in an offsite meeting room at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. We spent about 45 minutes with the Surface

Jailbreak for Windows 8 RT

A developer calling himself ‘clrokr’ has found a way of bypassing the code integrity checking feature in Windows RT. Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 designed for tablets containing ARM processors. The bypass should enable users to run unsigned desktop applications on Surface tablets and other devices running Windows RT. The developer ascribes the breakthrough to the thoroughness with which Microsoft has ported its operating system to the ARM

Linux on Surface?

Linux on Surface?

Microsoft’s Surface tablet is an interesting specimen for a couple of reasons, but one of the biggest is that it’s a tablet that features a desktop OS (although the RT edition is very scaled-down). Because of this, some had hoped that installing another OS on it would be fairly simple. After all, we’re all familiar with Windows’ boot-loaders at this point. As it turns out, however, accomplishing this is easier

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro

Though its release date is still unclear, Microsoft Surface Pro features are already talk of the town. If priced rightly it is going to give tough fight to Apple’s iPad 4 and other market leaders It is going to be the savior of Redmond based software major. Microsoft has elaborate plans of launching its Windows RT and Windows Pro tablets in the market, but three months after the launch of

Xmas tips for new Microsoft tablet owners

X-mas Steve

Congratulations! Someone loved you enough to give you the gift of a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT. I’m imagining you sitting there next to the tree with the package unwrapped, and a gleam in your eye as you consider returning it for a new iPad or several Kindle Fires. Before you check to see if your local electronics store is open today, let me just say that there’s a lot to



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