Microsoft will share more about the Windows 10 'consumer experience' at an event on January 21 in Redmond.
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Buyers and users of business tablets in Europe report productivity increases of 30 to 33 percent, but over two-thirds remain less than completely satisfied with the tablet experience.
The electronics retailer is also taking $50 off a Steam Machine gaming PC console and offering a Lenovo Windows 8.1 desktop for $199.99, though its deals are only available in its retail stores.
Microsoft is on tap to issue several firmware updates and fixes for the Surface Pro 3 tablet family a week after Patch Tuesday.
Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Apple, Microsoft and Android manufacturers are lining up to go after the business tablet market in earnest. So who will come out on top?
Consuming information on a mobile device is commonplace, due largely to the popularity of the smartphone. With phones getting bigger than ever, some consider using them instead of a tablet. Experience shows this isn't the way to go for some folks.
Microsoft's OneNote team has a lot on its plate, from honing its new Android tablet client, to improving the overall meeting experience.
It's now technically and legally possible to build a 7-inch tablet running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Will any OEM — including Microsoft — do so?
Microsoft has confirmed the launch date for the Surface Pro 3 tablet in 25 countries outside of the US.
In its ads, Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 is "the tablet that can replace your laptop." With the addition of a new docking station, the Surface Pro has its eye on your desktop PC, too.
Microsoft's Nadella posited the new board member's experience will "be invaluable as we transform Microsoft for growth and leadership in the mobile-first, cloud-first world."
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Windows Phone continues to improve with the latest 8.1 update, and offers enterprise users a personal experience with the power of Microsoft and Exchange in their hands.
Microsoft has made firmware updates available for all of its Surface models, including the recently released Surface Pro 3, as part of its July Patch Tuesday updates.
With the introduction of the newest tablet from Microsoft, conversation has turned to discussions of which is better, the Surface Pro 3 or the MacBook Air. The choice is clear for most.
While Microsoft is busy pushing the high-end hardware in the Surface Pro 3, it knows something that you don't. It probably hopes you don't find out until after you buy its newest tablet. There's a dirty little secret about Windows 8 that is a good thing, sort of.
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