Review Category : surface

As promised, Microsoft today released the System Firmware Update – 7/16/2014 for Surface Pro 3 users to fix the WiFi performance issues.  This update will further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios. Surface Integration (v.2.0.1038.0) further enhances system stability. Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v. 15.68.3042.85) further improving WiFi connection and throughput scenarios. Check for updates on your device. You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store starting $799. ...

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Microsoft today announced their collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to deploy Surface Pro 3 for premium digital experiences. Mandarin Oriental has already started piloting Microsoft Surface Pro tablets in four of their award-winning properties in London, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Tokyo. These Surface Pro 3 devices will feature a custom Windows 8.1 start screen and modern touch apps that allow guests to quickly and easily request hotel services, such as housekeeping, laundry and in-room dining. Microsoft Corp. has announced it will collaborate with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to provide Windows 8.1 as a platform for delivering a premium digital experience to the luxury hotel group’s guests. The Group is piloting Microsoft Surface Pro tablets in four of its award-winning properties in London, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Tokyo, providing in-room tablets that feature a custom Windows 8.1 start screen and modern touch apps. In conjunction with Microsoft, Mandarin Oriental has ...

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You can now save up to $149 when buying a Surface Pro 3 Essentials Bundle from Microsoft. It includes Surface Pro 3, your choice of Type Cover, choice of select Surface sleeves, Microsoft Complete Warranty Protection for accidental damage, and 1 year of Office 365 Home or Personal. If you are not interested in Surface Pro 3, you can get $150 toward your purchase, when you buy a PC and Office 365. Surface Pro 3: Offering unmatched versatility, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. Type Cover: Transform your Surface Pro 3 into a premium laptop with the Surface Pro Type Cover. Available in multiple colors, the Surface Pro Type Cover features magnetic stability to keep the cover steady, ...

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Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. There were reports that Surface Mini production was put on hold temporarily. Today, @evleaks reported that Microsoft has resumed the production of Surface Mini and it is expected to be released this Summer. At the time of release, Microsoft is also expected to ship Office Gemini release which will include Touch based Office suite for Windows devices. So, we are just few months away from the device launch! Based on previous rumors, here are the details about the upcoming Surface Mini, No built in Kickstand An accessory ...

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Microsoft today released three new videos to promote the new Surface Pro 3. Of course, the theme of the main video was “The tablet that can replace your laptop”. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. Another video was on the new Surface Pen. Watch it below, Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the new Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode. Another video was on the accolades Surface Pro 3 received from the press like being recognized as “the best everything device ever made.” ...

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Tyler Schrenk was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident two years ago, and since then his daily activities became a lot more challenging. Thanks to Microsoft software engineer Jose Blakeley whom he met in a Church last year, he became aware of Windows speech recognition. To make use of it, he bought Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 to use for his daily activities. Using his voice, Schrenk operates a variety of Microsoft products and services – Internet Explorer, Bing, Outlook, Word and Excel. Now, he uses his tablet for a growing number of tasks: an Excel spreadsheet to track his caloric intake; Outlook to send email; and Internet Explorer to keep track of his fantasy football league, and follow his favorite teams: the Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies. Not just Surface, he also uses Xbox One with Kinect. Since the whole system is voice enabled, ...

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Microsoft coined the term Lapability last year to describe how well you can work using the device on your lap. Lapability means being able to get work done comfortably in tight spaces. They improved Lapability of Surface 2 with two stage kickstand, but with Microsoft made it perfect with the release of Surface Pro 3. Microsoft closely paid attendtion to a lot of aspects of the device ensure that Surface Pro 3 works great on your lap in a variety of settings. Microsoft highlighted the following three aspects in SP3 which makes it great to use on a lap. The kickstand Surface Pro 3 features a ‘continuous’ kickstand that uses friction to easily adjust to any angle up to 150 degrees. This obviously allows for a lot of viewing angles on tables and desks of different heights, but it also allows the kickstand to accommodate a lot of different lap positions. Surface Pro ...

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Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to repeat the same mistake it did with Surface RT. Another report claimed that information from supply chain of component manufacturers hints us that the device might be coming later this year. Neowin reported that Microsoft has already produced thousands of units and Microsoft has just delayed it to offer more compelling product in the market after sometime. Earlier this month, the existence of Surface Mini was confirmed by the user guide released for Surface Pro 3. In some places, Microsoft has mentioned Surface ...

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Microsoft today posted a video showing how St. Thomas School in the US has adopted. Surface tablets for their students and teachers. Students are using these devices to take notes, learn new things from various content, and more. This digital transition is not just happening in the U.S., but also in schools around the world where technology is empowering students. Watch more about it from the video above. A recognized leader in early childhood through eighth grade education, St. Thomas School has adopted both Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro tablets as their 1:1 student computing device in their 2nd and 3rd grade classes. “The one-to-one program has given the school more than we ever anticipated,” says Kimberly Mecham, Director of Information and Communication Technology at St. Thomas School. “It’s really allowed us to personalize learning in second grade through innovative and differentiated ways, and to enhance project-learning in third grade ...

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Microsoft today posted a video about Selinsgrove Area School District in the US which has recently selected Surface Pro 3 as their device for students and staff over traditional laptops and Surface Pro 3. There are obvious advantages like the thin and light form factor, stylus support, all day battery life and more. Find the video above to know more about it. In 2013, Selinsgrove Area School District applied for and received a “Keystones to Opportunity” literacy education grant from the US Department of Education. Selinsgrove used its literacy grant funding to supply students and teachers in the fourth through twelfth grades with Microsoft Surface tablets. The district chose the Surface tablet over a traditional laptop and the Kindle Fire HD e-book reader due to its battery life, two-in-one form factor, and versatility. District leaders and Educators have already seen increased interactivity in the classroom, support for creative learning, and improved study skills due ...

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Last week we reported that a loophole allowed consumers to get a 5% discount on Surface Pro 3 by using the promo code obtained from Bing rewards. Microsoft has recently fixed this and Surface Pro 3 is now excluded from the list of items on which you can get 5% discount. At the online Microsoft Store, we’ve hand-picked the latest technology products. Redeem for this reward and receive a 5% discount – restrictions apply.* You’ll also enjoy free ground shipping and free returns on everything we sell. *Valid from 11/13/2013 – 12/31/2014. Offer valid online only at the US Microsoft Store. May not be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Office 365, Volume Licensing, Xbox One console, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and ...

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Skype is now offering a limited-time opportunity to win a Surface Pro 3 this June. You can win a Surface Pro 3 with Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM worth of $799 by using Skype. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. To get involved, use your Skype account to call a minimum of 3 landline numbers or mobile numbers this week, before the 30th June when the competition ends. Visit this page to enter into this contest. If you are interested in buying it, you can order it from Microsoft Store today. ...

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Earlier this month, Microsoft released their first ad for Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The ad showed is various modes in which you can use the Surface Pro 3 device. It even highlighted the ability to launch OneNote app directly using the pen. Today, Microsoft posted the behind the scenes of the commercial. The who scene was choreographed in a way that the whole ad was done in single shot. In the above video, the director talks about how they did it with the help from the highly coordinated crew. Do you like this ad? Order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today. ...

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Microsoft retail stores in the US and Canada are running a great deal in which consumers can get up to $650 in store credit when they trade in select MacBook Air models and purchase a Surface Pro 3. So, you can save up to $650 for your Surface Pro 3 purchase until 7/31/2014 in this way. To be eligible for trade-in, device must power on to be considered working. Water-damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer. Why Surface Pro 3 over MacBook Air? Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. Larger Screen, lighter form   Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in ...

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Not a surprise here. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 device Surface Pro 2 scored the same repairability score as its predecessors. It scored 1 out of 10, while 10 being the easiest to repair. When you want to have a device with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display, Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, dual speakers in a 11.5” x 7.93” x 0.36” (292.1mm x 201.4mm x 9.1mm), 1.76lbs (800 grams) weighing package, I don’t think we can expect a great reparability score. Summary of tear down from iFixit, The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it. The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, but very strong adhesive makes removal and replacement a chore. Non-standard connectors make for tricky display removal. The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. If you pre-ordered the device and got it delivered or picked one at retail stores, Microsoft recommends you to do few things with your new device. Pair the Pen – The pen is part of what makes Surface Pro 3 special and it is really fun to use. Pairing is simple and the setup experience will walk you through it. The Pen draws in apps like Fresh Paint and Sketchbook Express, it takes notes in OneNote, it marks up presentations in PowerPoint or documents in Word, and makes it easy to navigate desktop apps when you’re ...

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