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Microsoft unveils a 256GB Surface Pro variant aimed at businesses

Bigger is better, they say, and a new Surface Pro variant sports both a bigger SSD and a bigger price tag.

Microsoft channel program will push Surface to businesses

Microsoft launches a channel partner program Monday to help drive sales of its Surface tablet to companies, schools, and other organizations.

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.

How Samsung can save Windows 8 tablets

Samsung is the hero that Windows 8 tablets need but don't deserve.

Surface RT’s (still rumored) integration of Snapdragon 800 is welcome, but no cure-all

A Snapdragon 800 processor could give the Surface RT slate LTE capabilities and a big performance shot in the ARM (get it?), but Windows RT won't shine until some software woes are addressed.

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.

Can a sub-$400 Surface RT give new life to Microsoft's tablet?

An analyst estimates Microsoft will price an 8-inch Surface tablet running Windows RT at $349, just 6 percent higher than Apple's iPad Mini but nowhere near the basement $199 of Android rivals.

Microsoft goes 'Windows Everywhere' with Best Buy takeovers, new ad

Over 500 Best Buys will integrate Windows Store-within-a-store boutiques, a partnership arriving as Microsoft shows off the depth of its ecosystem.

Outlook is a game changer for Windows RT tablets

Between Outlook, and the rest of the new features with Windows 8.1, Windows RT tablets will be much more attractive to both businesses and consumers.

Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT

For those of you pining for Outlook to be added to the Office package on Windows RT, your prayers are answered. Also, the Surface gets better function keys.