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Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first device announced with Intel's Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail. So what does it all mean?
The Transformer Book Chi starts at $399 for a 10-inch screen, and $699 for the 12-inch model
As expected, Microsoft has launched a slightly smaller, significantly cheaper Surface 3 that ditches Windows RT.
Microsoft believes that screens smaller than 10 inches aren't used by 'professionals,' so don't expect it to charge for editing and viewing Office documents. Oh, and the Surface Pro mini -- probably dead.
Cool new features on the horizon include power-sipping chips and the Hello authentication technology.
Phones with screens up to 8 inches diagonally? Tablets as small as 7 inches? Microsoft sets some broad, overlapping spec ranges for mobile devices, especially Windows 10 for phones.
IDC says the market share for Windows will grow as global shipments for tablets slows down in the coming years.
This $149 Windows tablet boasts an 8-inch IPS display and a year of Office 365, making it better than lower-cost Windows tablets but still attainable.
From now until March 8, you can trade an old Surface for up to $650 in credit toward a new Surface Pro 3.
If you got cold feet during the Surface Pro 3's holiday sale, Microsoft is giving you a second chance. But is new hardware looming?
Don't worry, the Surface Pro tablet is safe and selling great. But the basic Surface and Surface RT operating system are dead in all but name.
With Surface 2 not getting an upgrade to Windows 10, it could be a sign that the tablet is ready to be discontinued
But Windows RT tablets will receive some sort of update with partial Windows 10 functionality.
Watch highlights from Microsoft's event showing off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10. A fresh Windows 10 Preview build will hit PCs next week and phones in February.
It's no secret that Microsoft is practically giving Windows 8.1 licenses away to tablet vendors, but now we know exactly how much the company makes.