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Surface Pro 2 firmware update packs a big battery boost

Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.

Surface Pro 2 review: This is the Windows tablet you're looking for

Take a Haswell CPU and better integrated graphics. Add improved Touch and Type Covers. Suddenly, Microsoft's next-gen tablet is the best hybrid around.

Clockwise Podcast: Completely ludicrous

Surface 2, Google smartwatch, Motorola's wacky phone blocks, and the fearsome Net power of your photos. Jason Snell and Dan Moren plus guests Jon Phillips and Brad Chacos discuss.

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Surface 2 review: Cautious upgrades don't help a tablet in desperate need of relevance

Microsoft needed to bring the razzle-dazzle. Instead we got a 40-degree angle and higher resolution screen.

Rapid Review: Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.

Surface Pro 2 docking station now available -- or it was

A few docking stations for Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 have made it into the wild -- but don't expect to find any more.

Record first-quarter sales for Microsoft, but Windows OEM revenue falls

Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.

Giant surface

Microsoft plunks a 17-foot-tall Surface tablet down in London's Trafalgar Square

Visitors can walk up to the oversized Surface with its 27-foot screen and stomp on the attached jumbo keyboard to interact with apps.

Surface Pro 2 teardown shows Microsoft's tablet is still nearly impossible to repair

Although Microsoft touts the Surface Pro as a full PC in tablet form, iFixit's teardown clearly shows it's not the kind of PC you can upgrade over time.

Microsoft downplays 'RT' and hides the desktop on its Surface tablets

Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.

Tim Cook and new iPads

The Windows world already has a few iPad Airs of its own

As it did after launching the MacBook Air, weight and thickness will be the metrics by which new tablets will be evaluated. But the Windows world fares pretty well here, actually.