I've been a Surface user since the dark days of RT, but with the Surface Book 2, it looks as though Microsoft might have achieved perfection. Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 2 at a press event in October 2017. A sequel to Microsoft's...
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Exactly five years ago to the day, Microsoft released it first Surface device aimed at consumers, then known only as "Microsoft Surface," but it eventually became known as the "Surface RT." It started a Windows revolution. Microsoft
If you're yet to pick up Halo Wars 2, dive in at a discount with the upcoming "Complete Edition" for Xbox One and Windows 10. Earlier this year, Microsoft released Halo Wars 2 – the second real-time strategy (RTS) game in its blockbuster shooter series.
Along with the launch of Surface RT device, Microsoft first announced the Touch Cover accessory. Touch Cover is a thin, pressure-sensitive keyboard and protective cover all in one. It magnetically clicks into place and even provides protection for Surface devices.
Windows 10 S was met with a hefty amount of skepticism upon launch – some of it from TNW itself. How could it not? On the surface, it recalls many sore memories of Windows RT. Once again, Microsoft thought the best user experience would be to limit users to software from the Windows store, a cavernous marketplace largely populated by mediocre apps.
They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.
The Surface 2 is a few years old at this point. Still rocking Windows RT, I thought I'd give it another shot and see what it's like to use in 2017. I loved the idea of Windows RT. I really did. That probably explains why I think Windows 10 S is a great idea.
Windows 10 S is not Windows RT and it's no big deal if Surface Laptop launches with the education-focused OS. But Microsoft didn't do itself any favors by mixing the two at the May 2 event. On May 2, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 S –...
Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Windows PC. Unlike the previous members of the Surface family, the Surface Laptop doesn’t have a detachable keyboard. And it also lacks Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Instead, it ships with a cutback version of Windows dubbed Windows 10 S.
And why Windows 10 S won't suffer the same fate as Windows RT
Alongside the new Surface Laptop announced today in NYC, Microsoft also unveiled their next play with Windows 10. Windows 10 S launches as a fresh take on an old idea. The old idea was “What happens when you lock Windows to only using Store bought apps, like iOS” and Microsoft has obviously given this one try already with Windows RT.
Since the Surface RT, I've been a huge fan of the brand, build quality and usability of Microsoft's PC device line. From the ashes of Windows RT rose a generation of convertible PCs, from HP, Dell, and Microsoft itself, with its increasingly...
Microsoft's Surface Pro 1 is now four years old, so we thought we'd see if the device still holds up. Microsoft's original Surface Pro tablet was somewhat of a hit when compared to the Surface RT, which had launched a couple months before with an underpowered ARM processor.
Microsoft’s pair of new Surface ads are beautiful things. The minute I clicked play on the YouTube Windows, I was instantly transported back to 2012 where Microsoft had just released the Surface RT. To push those devices, the firm’s marketing department came up with a terrible, dancing adverts for the Surface RT. I suspect not only […]
A few years after taking a $US900 million slug on the bold failure that was the Surface RT tablet, Microsoft has suffered another painful hit in its devices portfolio. The company is cutting approximately 1850 jobs around the world and...
Not too long ago, shortly after the disastrous launch of Windows 8 (and the ensuing backlash), and the near billion dollar write-down of first-gen Surface RT tablets, many so called experts claimed Microsoft was irrelevant, or at least would be soon. They claimed that tablets and smartphones would become the [...]
If you have a Surface RT or Surface 2, you may not have noticed that Microsoft quietly rolled out the Windows RT Update 3 update as an optional update. The update (KB3033055) is rolling out now so should be able to go into Windows Update and install it at your leisure if you haven’t installed... The post Windows RT Update 3 appeared first on Love My Surface.
Good news for early Microsoft Surface adopters and other RT lovers: an update for the Windows RT 8.1 brings a Windows 10-like Start menu to the OS. It’s not an overhaul, but it breathes a little fresh air into the orphaned software. Read more...
The upcoming Windows RT update that will add a new Start menu and lock screen for devices like the Surface RT and Surface 2 tablets won't be able to run apps that are made on the new Universal Windows Apps system that Microsoft developed for Windows 10.
Three years ago, Microsoft introduced what it thought to be the future of computing devices and ultraportable laptops. Indeed, the company's Surface slates have been slightly successful, except the Surface RT tablet which received criticisms from consumers and experts.