The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn't Come From Microsoft

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the… » 12/10/13 11:50am 12/10/13 11:50am

The Surface Type and Touch Covers Are Getting More Functional

If you looked at the Microsoft Surface Type and Touch Cover keyboards and wanted more keys, you'll be getting them. Well, sort of. Microsoft is updating the keyboard to add the ability to toggle between what the keys on the top row do. It's a little bit confusing but if you love your function keys, you'll definitely… » 6/05/13 3:30am 6/05/13 3:30am

7 Worst Battery Life-Guzzling Gadgets

I call them Chromebook Pixel apologists. They're coming out of the woodwork to defend Google's super-expensive but flawed $1,299 laptop. You'll hear things like "It obviously isn't for everyone" or "You either get it or you don't." Count me as one of the people who don't get it. As I say in my Chromebook Pixel review,… » 2/12/13 3:20pm 2/12/13 3:20pm

7 Ways to Save the Microsoft Surface

It has a more dynamic interface. It has Office inside. It can run two apps on the same screen. And it has a USB port and a built-in kickstand. The iPad has none of these things, and the Microsoft Surface does. So why does Microsoft's first tablet already seem to be on the ropes? According to one estimate, Microsoft is… » 12/11/12 9:46am 12/11/12 9:46am

Microsoft Surface Display Shoot-Out: Does It Beat the iPad?

The new Windows tablets, led by Microsoft's Surface, provide a third major family of tablets for consumers and the computing world. The significance and stakes are enormous because tablets are among the most important developments in computing and consumer products in the last 20 years. Like Google's Android tablets,… » 11/12/12 10:41am 11/12/12 10:41am

Steve Ballmer: Surface Sales Are "Modest," But Wait for Surface Pro

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is an able champion for his brand, but even he couldn't muster up much enthusiasm over sales of his Surface RT tablet in a recent interview with a French newspaper. Unless something was seriously lost in translation, sales of Microsoft's slate have been "modest" so far—but just you wait… » 11/12/12 9:16am 11/12/12 9:16am

Inside Surface: Microsoft's Insane Quest for Gadget Perfection

Surface, the sorta-tablet-sorta-laptop that shouts the future, goes on sale today. We got to peek (and touch, a little bit!) behind the scenes, with access to Microsoft's secret labs never granted to anyone else before. So, should you buy a Surface? Very possibly—the thing seems pretty fantastic. » 10/16/12 11:00am 10/16/12 11:00am