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Surface RT name caused 'confusion' with consumers, Microsoft manager admits

But is "Surface 2" really an improvement?

More PC sales than expected may bolster Microsoft's profit

Microsoft will probably report better than expected Windows revenue when it issues its third-quarter earnings numbers this month, based on PC shipment estimates by research firm IDC.

Best Buy will pay you $200 to $350 for your old Surface tablet

The catch? You'll be paid in store credit.

Dell XPS 10, Lenovo Yoga 11 owners to get free Windows RT 8.1 updates

Dell's XPS 10 tablet and Lenovo's Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT have been discontinued, but the companies will provide customers free upgrades to the latest Windows RT 8.1 when the OS comes out later this month.

The PC makers' battle against Microsoft's Surface, in their own words

HP CEO Meg Whitman is just the latest to publicly lament Microsoft's decision to compete against its partners with the Surface tablet.

Surface 2 launch plans ditch pop-ups for Pitbull

Because nothing says "productivity" like club-ready rap.

Some Microsoft Surface 2 tablets sold out—barely

A pair of the high-end models of the Surface 2 Pro tablets appear to be delayed, a week after Microsoft warns buyers to pre-order.

Microsoft's Surface strategy: Flatten the PC

One tablet to replace them all? That appears to be Microsoft's plan for the Surface Pro 2. With its fast Haswell-class processor, a Power Cover for more juice, and a Docking Station for more expandability, this little tablet could go a long way toward replacing the traditional desktop or laptop.

With new Venue tablets, Dell signals its PC division is alive and kicking

Dell sent a message that it intends to keep its PC division alive with the launch of new Venue tablets on Wednesday.

Dell unveils its all-new Venue tablets, plus major updates to its XPS Ultrabook line

New products will run Windows 8.1 and Android; Windows RT gets the cold shoulder.

Microsoft's Surface boss teases more than just 10-inch tablets

At a Monday night event at the Microsoft Store in Seattle, Panos Panay -- the Microsoft vice president in charge of the Surface -- suggested that multiple sizes of the company's tablet are in the works.

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Chromebooks, Windows touch laptops offer lifeline to PC makers

Overall PC sales may be shrinking, but NPD Group says that sales of Chromebooks and touch-based Windows laptops both picked up during back-to-school season.

Report: Surface Mini won't be out until next year

Microsoft will hold back a smaller, consumption-focused version of the Surface tablet until it completes the Xbox One operating system.