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Microsoft's Surface RT snafu prompts shareholder suit

A group of disgruntled shareholders--or lawyers--has filed a class-action suit against Microsoft that claims the company misled investors over the state of its Surface RT tablet.

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Numbers are in. Touch features aren't selling Windows 8 hardware

Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.

Windows tablets gain market, but Surface still struggles

Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.

Nvidia CEO confirms next-gen Surface RT

Nvidia confirms that Microsoft is working on a next-generation Surface 2 tablet running Windows RT.

Acer: Expect more Android and Chromebooks, less Windows

Acer says it's trying to grow its non-Windows business "as soon as possible," which means more Chromebooks and Android-powered devices from the manufacturer.

Intel's 'Bay Trail' Atom chip could blur the line between PCs, tablets

Aggressive pricing plus support for Android and Windows 8 could pave the way for versatile new machines.

Go Back to School with a Tablet

For the modern student, a tablet might be the single best accessory since the backpack.

Report: Tablet buyers don't care who makes their devices

Yes, the number of tablets sold dropped sequentially from a quarter ago, after Apple didn't produce a new version of its iPad. But tablet sales still show no signs of stopping, driven by a flood of no-name tablets.

Microsoft slashes Surface Pro tablet prices by $100

Just ahead of the back to school season (and a rumored refresh), Microsoft's self-made slate gets a discount, as does the 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 Windows tablet.

The top tech products of 2013 (so far)

It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.

Android tablets still rule, while Windows continues to slip

Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.

Dell OKs new plan for shareholder vote on raised offer from Michael Dell

The Special Committee overseeing Dell's buyout proposal has reached an agreement with company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, on a proposed purchase in which shareholders will get US$13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13.

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Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why

The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.

Microsoft Surface revenue awful on paper and in the pocketbook

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that its actual revenue for the Surface tablet was less than the dollar sum of what it wrote off. Any way you cut it, that's bad.

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Microsoft's Surface RT sells out at Walmart—then doesn't

Following a significant price cut, Walmart is sold out online of Microsoft's Surface RT. Best Buy appears to have them in spades, however.