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Reports: Asus drops Windows RT, NVIDIA & Microsoft prep Surface RT 2

Microsoft took a bit of a gamble when the company launched Windows RT in late 2012. Up until that point, it’s flagship Windows operating system only ran on computers with x86 processors, but phones, tablets, and other devices with ARM-based chips were flooding the market. So Microsoft released a version of Windows that runs on […]

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Lilbits (7-26-2013): Too many Surface RT tablets

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet launched last year as one of the first devices to ship with Windows RT. It was an impressive achievement, with Microsoft essentially retooling its entire Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based chips. But while the Surface RT has long battery life, instant on capabilities, and an intriguing optional […]

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Microsoft takes a $900 million hit for unsold Surface RT tablets

Microsoft put a lot of time and effort into developing a version of Windows that could run on devices with ARM-based processors. Then the company went all-in and launched its own tablet running the operating system. And it turns out it’s not selling very well. If the recent $150 price drop wasn’t a good enough […]

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Microsoft Surface RT gets a global price cut (now costs about $350)

As expected, Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is now available in the US for $350 and up. In the US, can pick one up for the new price at the Microsoft Store or at select retailers including Best Buy and Staples. But the new prices aren’t just available in the United States. Neowin noticed that the based […]

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Report: Next-gen Microsoft Surface RT to be powered by Qualcomm chips

Microsoft’s decision to start offering deeply discounted Surface RT tablets to schools this week has prompted some to ask whether the company is giving up on its Windows RT tablet. But a report from Bloomberg news suggests another possibility: Microsoft may be clearing out existing inventory to make way for a new, faster model. Bloomberg […]

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Microsoft Surface RT tablets coming to schools for $199 (less than half price)

Microsoft’s Surface RT is a tablet with a 10.6 inch display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and Windows RT software. It sells for $499 and up, and the price includes a free copy of Microsoft Office. But aside from Office and the option of paying extra for a slick keyboard cover, there’s not really much […]

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Deals of the Day (5-31-2013)

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet features a 10.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and a $499 price tag. But at a time when you can find plenty of full-fledged Windows 8 tablets selling for less than that, you have to imagine Microsoft is having a tough time selling its […]

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Now there’s a tool that lets anyone jailbreak a Windows RT device

Earlier this week a developer figured our how to jailbreak a Microsoft Surface RT, allowing the tablet to run unsigned desktop-style apps. Now another developer has put together a tool that makes it relatively easy for anyone to jailbreak a Windows RT tablet or other device. It’s available for download from the xda-developers forum. Normally […]

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Surface RT tablet goes on sale at John Lewis in the UK for £479 and up

As expected, Microsoft is starting to offer the Surface RT tablet through new channels. UK retailer John Lewis is already taking orders for the tablet for £479 and up through its online store, and the company plans to start stocking the laptop in-store this weekend. That £479 price covers the cost of a 32GB Surface RT tablet […]