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Some Surface Pro 3 users complain of Wi-Fi woes after first-day firmware update

An earlier patch for critical bugs may have included a negative side effect.

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The tablet’s tortured past: 8 failures that led to the slates we use today

They were flat. Many had pens or touchscreens. And most of them died. Swipe back in time to see how tablets have evolved to the Surface, iPad, and Android slates we use today.

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Oops! Surface Pro 3 manual confirms Surface Mini's existence

Microsoft's non-existent small tablet makes several appearances and mentions stylus support.

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First wave of Surface Pro 3 tablets land on store shelves

Yay, the Surface Pro 3 is here! Well, as long as you wanted the Core i5 version. Everyone else will have to wait.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 disappears before Surface Pro 3 shipments begin

If you'd like to buy a Surface Pro 2 tablet, act fast: they're quite literally disappearing from Microsoft's site. But there's discounts to be had, too.

Tablet face-off: Surface Pro 3 versus a Windows XP slate from 2004

PCWorld's Jon Phillips uncovered a 10-year-old HP Compaq TC1100 and compared it to a state-of-the-art Surface Pro 3. The only similarities? Both devices run a proper Windows desktop.

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Microsoft firmware improves Surface 2 family's Cover performance

Microsoft released firmware updates for both the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 on Tuesday, squashing some bugs with the tablets' keyboard covers.

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Toshiba's '7-in-1' PC convertible is more cumbersome than cool

The Dynabook Kira L93 goes on sale in Japan this month.

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Touchable Office suite headed to Android before Windows 8, report says

Windows 8 users, it seems, have a long wait ahead of them before they'll see a Metro version of Office.

Hands on with the super-thin Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

It’s one of the hottest new products of Computex, and for a few moments we got to examine the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi. The 2-in-1 tablet is pretty light and impressive. When I picked it up, it reminded me of the first time I held a Macbook Air, and in fact it rivals the Macbook Air and iPad Air for thinness.

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In Surface Pro 3 Reddit AMA, users protest lack of GPU, bundled Type Covers

Many questions and few answers arose from a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session with Microsoft's Surface team. Users posted complaints about the price and variety of type covers, and the lack of a discrete GPU, for the so-called laptop killer.

World Tech Update for May 22

This week we go hands on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 and visit a start up that makes industrial robots that work alongside humans. Also, Fujitsu is putting its clean rooms to an interesting use.

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Toshiba announces first tablets to run Windows 8.1 with Bing

The 8-inch Encore 2 is priced at $199; 10-inch model priced at $269

Clockwise quick take: Surface Pro 3

PCWorld's Brad Chacos fields questions about Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 from Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren and Jason Snell.

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Where's Microsoft's Surface Mini? For now, bigger is better

Remember when a Microsoft exec claimed that Microsoft was working on 'all kinds of sizes' of a Surface? Company execs literally answered that question on Tuesday, putting an end to the Surface mini conspiracy, right? Well, not quite.

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Preorders open, but most Surface Pro 3 models won't ship until almost September

You can preorder Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, but it will be a while before you get one.

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Surface Pro 3 hands-on: thin, light, lovely

Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday, and we went hands-on.