Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 may appear at event next week

Microsoft may be refreshing it Surface Pro tablet line next week. Twitter user NotCassim spotted a now-removed Microsoft support page which references a Windows 8.1 update for the Surface Pro 3. A number of reports in recent weeks have suggested that Microsoft will be unveiling an Intel-based Surface. The Surface Pro line is designed to offer the… Read More


Surface chief hints at broader plans for Microsoft tablet

Panos Panay, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft’s Surface tablet business, made a brief appearance this morning at the company’s U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, running through the basics of the devices and dropping a hint about where the Surface is headed next. He began by telling the audience that Microsoft… Read More


Check out this line for Microsoft’s Surface Pro

The photo above, submitted by a GeekWire reader, shows the scene at the Microsoft Store in Seattle’s University Village about an hour ago, as people waited in the rain for the new Surface Pro tablet. Yes, this is Microsoft Country, but even considering that, this is a positive early sign for the Microsoft tablet, combined… Read More


Hands-on with Surface Pro, Microsoft’s three-in-one PC

If Microsoft’s goal with Windows 8 is to blend desktop, notebook and tablet, then the device I’m using to type these words is the perfect embodiment of the strategy. Well, maybe perfect isn’t the right word. But it is a relatively smooth combination of those otherwise distinct forms of computing. This is the Surface with… Read More


Microsoft GM: Surface Pro arriving in “coming weeks”

Thanks to Twitter, now we have an idea for a Surface Pro debut date. On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line…arriving in the coming weeks. — Panos Panay (@panos_panay) January 15, 2013 That’s a Tweet yesterday from Panos Panay, the general manager of Microsoft’s Surface division. Microsoft… Read More


Dell exec to Steve Ballmer: Please rename Windows RT

At least one person wasn’t happy with the way Microsoft was naming its new ARM tablet operating system. Dell vice-chairman Jeffrey Clarke spoke at a conference last week and told a story of how he urged Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year to rename Windows RT because it couldn’t run traditional Windows applications. Clarke… Read More