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Microsoft leads tech-ad spending in the first quarter with Windows 8 push

Microsoft outspent all other tech companies during the first quarter as it promoted Windows 8, Nielsen said Tuesday.

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Why does a Russian CEO need a $3.69 million tablet?

Company car? Cell phone? Stock options? Nah. How about a $3.69 million Apple iOS-based tablet? That's the perk a Russian oil conglomerate has ordered up for its CEO.

Microsoft drops Surface RT price by as much as 30%

Microsoft slashed prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30 percent, with the entry-level 32GB model selling for $349.

With reorg, Microsoft bets big on home-grown hardware

Microsoft's reorganization is the biggest shot yet fired against the company's core partners, the computer makers who have made the software developer a technology giant, analysts said today.

Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers who peddle select Windows 8 hardware

Starting today, Microsoft will give resellers up to $10 for each device they sell from a list of 21 Windows 8 touch-enabled PCs and tablets, company executives said.

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Microsoft: PC manufacturers will get Windows 8.1 in August

Microsoft's Tami Reller tells its Worldwide Partner Conference that OEMs will have Windows 8.1 by August, as Microsoft reboots its corporate Windows message,

Are miniature Windows 8 tablets useful? Surprisingly so

The Acer Iconia W3 is the first eight-inch Windows tablet we've used. Is it the Windows version of beloved tablets like the Google/Asus Nexus 7? In a way, yes.

New Windows 8 PCs use touchscreens, hybrid designs and Haswell to capture attention

Vendors are trying to innovate their way out of the PC doldrums. Let's look at the curiosities they've created.

Vizio ships its $600 Windows 8 tablet, but better tablet buys could be on the way

Vizio finally is shipping its first Windows 8 tablet, six long months after it debuted at CES. The Vizio 11.6” Windows 8 Tablet PC is now available for $600 but, if you're seriously considering a Windows 8 tablet right now, the best thing to do is wait.

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Samsung's Ativ Q tablet-laptop hybrid runs Windows and Android

Samsung introduced two new devices that run Windows 8, a laptop tablet hybrid and a traditional tablet in London Thursday.

Work Hard and Stay Portable with Windows 8 Tablets

Join the tablet revolution. Windows 8 tablets are light and thin enough to take anywhere, and powerful enough to use for work.

Tablet downsizing trend to quicken in second half of 2013

The shift toward smaller tablets will accelerate in the second half of the year when a slew of tablet makers, including Apple, introduce new models with screens 8-in. or smaller, said Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch.

Microsoft seeks entry to the education market via the Surface RT

In a bid to encourage educators to adopt its tablet, Microsoft will offer a $199 Surface RT special to K-12 schools.