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I’m a Designer—Here’s What I Think of the Surface Studio 2

The Surface Studio 2 isn’t supposed to just be Microsoft’s answer to the iMac or an alternative to a gaming desktop. It’s a machine built for designers, animators, artists, and other people who spend most of their day hunched over a giant display with a stylus in their hand, which is what I do as a creative producer here at Gizmodo. I edit videos, which means I need a good amount of power, but I’m also animating and designing a lot of the graphics you see on videos across all of Gizmodo Media’s properties. So the Surface Studio 2, which is supposed to mix power with an attractive and functional design, is supposed to be perfect for people like me, and in many ways, it delivers on that promise. Read More >>

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Here Are a Bunch of Fun Microsoft Surface Rumours

The year is winding down, and it’s very unlikely Microsoft will announce another major product, so naturally, we need to look forward to 2019 and beyond. Brad Sams of Thurrot has plenty of delectable rumours in his new book Beneath a Surface. Some of his claims about Microsoft’s product roadmap reinforce things we’ve heard before, while other bits are entirely new. Read More >>

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Microsoft Just Announced Great Upgrades to a Whole Bunch of Its Computers

Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and it's proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades inside. Read More >>

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Are We Set to Get a New Microsoft Surface Device Soon?

According to a recent Twitter user’s visit to the Microsoft offices in Redmond, the company may be planning to release new devices in its Surface line. Read More >>

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Building The Surface Book: The Very Best Of Microsoft

At one point during the development process of Microsoft’s laptop-tablet hybrid Surface Book, engineers within the design team at the company’s Redmond offices were 3D printing new chassis structures daily — making changes to their designs throughout the day, setting the fast-prototyping machines to work overnight, and then repeating the same process the next day. For a company best known for the slow and iterative progress of Windows and Office, this is something distinctly different. And the hardware that it has created is something special. Read More >>

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The World Finally Admits Microsoft Surface is the Shit

“It’s a machine out of its time, in a way. And a lot of us aren’t quite ready for it yet.” Those were our final thoughts on the Microsoft’s Surface Pro way back in early 2013; an impressive machine, but one that was too much future at the time. Well, the future is now, apparently. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface 3 Review: The Tablet I Want at the Price I Don’t

I’m dancing on the grave of Microsoft’s original Surface tablet, and I feel no remorse. It’s hard to feel sad; it was a beautifully crafted ten-inch tablet that ran a crippled version of Windows. It was awful. Now it’s dead, and I’ve got a way better tablet. I’m so happy. Read More >>

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4G Surface 2 Now Out in the UK, for £539

Microsoft's latest attempt to get everyone (or anyone) using  Windows 8.1 RT has arrived, with a 4G version of the Surface 2 now available in the UK. £539 gets you one from Microsoft with 64GB of potential/theoretical maximum onboard storage space, plus it's unlocked for the 4G SIM of your choice. [Techradar] Read More >>

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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 tablets. Read More >>

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Surface 2 Review: One Step Forward, Two Steps Behind

The Surface RT was Microsoft's brassy if ultimately flawed to drop a cannonball in the placid, iPad and Kindle-dominated tablet pool. It didn't quite work out. With the Surface 2, Microsoft is taking the opportunity to say "No guys, but really," with a blistering, scary sort of confidence. Read More >>

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Microsoft Will Announce the Surface 2 on September 23rd

Microsoft just sent out invitations for an event in New York City on Monday September 23rd, two weeks from today. It will be showing off the new Surface. Which is to say, it's going to be showing us the future of Microsoft. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface 2 Coming to Lose Microsoft Loads More Money

Despite costing Microsoft an enormous amount of money already, the software giant is seemingly set to continue its push into Microsoft-brand tablet hardware, with benchmarks suggesting a Surface 2 is on the way. And it'll be joined by a Pro model, too. Read More >>

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Abject Surface RT Failure Cuts Another Deep Gash in Microsoft’s Accounts, Despite $1bn Extra Ad Spend

Microsoft has released new financial data that shows how poorly its Surface tablets have been performing, revealing that it earned just $853m (£560m) in sales from the tablet range last year. And it's already written off $900m in inventory discounts. Ouch. Read More >>

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Flop Surface Tablets Smashed a £590m Hole in Microsoft’s Accounts

Surface is officially a financial disaster for Microsoft, with the tablet scheme making headlines of the wrong sort in its latest set of accounts. For the last business quarter, MS booked a $900m loss thanks to its latest spectacular hardware flop. Read More >>