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BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Microsoft Corp. is getting heat from vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc., over its branded Surface tablet computer. This will result in demands by vendors of Windows computers and tablets to get a better

The Poisonous Price Tag Of $199 Damages Microsoft’s Surface RT

“Microsoft Surface to retail at $199!” The various headlines around the web  are going to cause problems for Microsoft.

I’ve no inside information on the launch price of the Surface RT, but let’s assume it’s true. Is Microsoft taking $80 out of that price to pay for the operating system? Probably not, so right there they’ve got an advantage of almost a third of the retail price over their hardware partners. The price is comparable to the Nexus 7, but the bill of materials is likely much higher.

Windows 8 Release Date Announced, Microsoft Surface Tablets To Follow Soon?

We’ve been eager to learn more about the upcoming Windows 8 ever since we first talked about it more than one year ago, and despite the fact that the company did not reveal, at the time, any information concerning the

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