Microsoft is whacking prices on Black Friday for its first generation Surface Windows RT tablets as well as for Windows 8 laptops and Xbox consoles.
The promised Surface 2 update lists a half-dozen changes for the Windows RT-based tablet, including improved battery life.
Microsoft has released a firmware update to boost the Surface Pro 2's endurance, but the improvements vary greatly depending on what you're doing.
Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.
Take a Haswell CPU and better integrated graphics. Add improved Touch and Type Covers. Suddenly, Microsoft's next-gen tablet is the best hybrid around.
Surface 2, Google smartwatch, Motorola's wacky phone blocks, and the fearsome Net power of your photos. Jason Snell and Dan Moren plus guests Jon Phillips and Brad Chacos discuss.
Microsoft needed to bring the razzle-dazzle. Instead we got a 40-degree angle and higher resolution screen.
Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.
A few docking stations for Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 have made it into the wild -- but don't expect to find any more.
Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.
Visitors can walk up to the oversized Surface with its 27-foot screen and stomp on the attached jumbo keyboard to interact with apps.