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Microsoft might be about to release cheaper Surface tablets, but it's not because of the iPad

1 month ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

According to a report from Bloomberg 's ever-reputable Mark Gurman , Microsoft is planning to release new low-cost Surface tablets in the second half of this year. The new devices will cost as little as $400, and be paired with a cheaper keyboard cover to make a practical laptop alternative that comes in at around $500.
Bloomberg says that the reason this is happening is because earlier this year, Apple released a new lower-cost iPad with an emphasis on education. I think the target market of students and schools is correct, but some perceived threat from iPads isn't the reason that...
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Is Microsoft planning a $400 Surface tablet?

Is Microsoft planning a $400 Surface tablet?

1 month ago   |   By Digital Trends

Microsoft is rumored to be developing a new range of Surface tablets to offer something to entry-level markets at around the $400 price point. The new devices will sport Intel CPUs and a 10-inch display.
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Microsoft making an iPad competitor

Microsoft making an iPad competitor

1 month ago   |   By SlashGear

Microsoft refuses to believe that the iPad cannot be challenged in the tablet market. There's rumor this week that Microsoft is planning a set of low-cost Surface tablets that'll be released in the second half of the year 2018. These slightly less expensive Surface-brand tablets will run Windows 10 and will cost around $400 USD according to people familiar with...
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Bloomberg: Microsoft to launch smaller, cheaper Surface tablets

Bloomberg: Microsoft to launch smaller, cheaper Surface tablets

1 month ago   |   By Liliputing

The first Microsoft Surface tablet to hit the streets featured a 10.6 inch display and a $499 price tag. But it was soon followed by a Surface Pro tablet with premium specs and an $899 starting price. That was in 2012 and 2013. Microsoft has continued selling Surface tablets ever since... but the lineup has...
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Microsoft is reportedly planning a new $400 tablet to compete with the iPad

Microsoft is reportedly planning a new $400 tablet to compete with the iPad

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new, lower-cost Surface tablet, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The new tablet would start at $400 and have a 10-inch screen, about nine hours of battery life, and USB-C charging.
Microsoft has dabbled in more consumer-friendly tablets in the past, but has shifted focus in recent years to its pricier pro line of tablets and laptops.
Microsoft could be releasing a new competitor to the iPad as soon as this year.
According to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Dina Bass , the new tablet will have a 10-inch screen, rounded edges, and will be...
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Microsoft wants to take on Apple's iPad with a new $400 Surface tablet, says report

Microsoft wants to take on Apple's iPad with a new $400 Surface tablet, says report

1 month ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Microsoft is working on a new $400 USD budget Surface tablet designed to compete with Apple's lowest-end iPad, according to a new report stemming from Bloomberg's often reliable Mark Gurman. Rather than just a smaller version of the current Surface, Microsoft is completely redesigning the tablet with a 10-inch display instead of the 12-inch size featured in the most recent Surface Pro. The tablet is also set to feature rounded corners, moving its design more in line with the iPad than the rectangular build of the Surface Pro. Bloomberg goes on to state that the new Surface will be 20...
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Microsoft may release a tiny $400 Surface tablet to challenge the iPad

Microsoft may release a tiny $400 Surface tablet to challenge the iPad

1 month ago   |   By PC World

Another contender might be ready to tee off on Apple's $329 iPad , and no, we're not talking about Chromebook tablets again. Microsoft plans to release a $400 Surface tablet, Bloomberg reports , possibly as early as this fall. The cheapest Surface Pro model available today costs twice as much, and every other configuration sells for $1,000 and up. To read this article in full,
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Microsoft Plans $400 Surfaces to Take on iPad, Chromebooks

1 month ago   |   By Laptop Mag

Microsoft will release low-cost Surface devices to better compete with Apple's cheap iPad, according to a report from Bloomberg. The devices, which will cost around $400, will reportedly use 10-inch d...
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Microsoft Plans $400 Surfaces to Take on iPad, Chromebooks

Microsoft Plans $400 Surfaces to Take on iPad, Chromebooks

1 month ago   |   By Tom's Guide

Microsoft is reportedly planning cheaper Surfaces to better compete with iPads and Chromebooks.
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Microsoft to launch smaller, low-cost Surface devices

1 month ago   |   By ZDnet

Microsoft looks to be ready to try to tackle the low end of the PC market with a new low-end, low-cost Surface line-up. But the big question is why.
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Microsoft reportedly planning low-cost Surface tablets to compete with iPad - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

They'd be smaller and more rounded than the current Surface Pro line, a Bloomberg report says.
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Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to Bloomberg's sources. Like Apple's tablet, the device will have rounded corners and a 10-inch scre...
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Microsoft plans to launch low-cost Surface tablets to compete with iPads

1 month ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Microsoft might be planning to launch low-cost Surface Tablets to take on Apple iPads. According to the sources, Microsoft is planning to target the sub $500 market which is currently dominated by Apple iPads. This won't be the first time Microsoft tried to sell low-cost Surface Tablets but it looks like the...
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Microsoft may want to challenge Apple's entry-level iPad with a $400 Surface tablet this year

1 month ago   |   By Pocketnow

If you like the idea of a budget-friendly, non-Pro Surface tablet, but hated the Windows RT software platform, Microsoft is now expected to turn your dreams into a commercial reality by the end of 2018.
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Chromebook vs. iPads: Closer than ever to being actual computers

Chromebook vs. iPads: Closer than ever to being actual computers

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

The future of Chrome OS is to compete with the iPad, but it's a long fight.
It should be abundantly clear by now that Android tablets are never going to catch on. Instead, it looks more and more like Google is positioning Chrome OS with Android apps to fill that space. Chromebooks have been tremendously successful in the quest to replace the traditional computer over the last couple of years, especially in school settings. At the same time, Apple's iPads are the only reason the tablet market continues to exist today. Lots of people own iPads, and many claim these tablets are just fine as a...
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Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad

Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Microsoft is working on a new line of budget Surface tablets to better compete with Apple's low-cost iPad options , according to a report from Bloomberg .
According to the report, the new Surface tablets won't just be smaller, cheaper Surface Pros. Rather, Microsoft is said to be completely redesigning the devices, with 10-inch screens instead of the 12-inch size currently found on the Surface Pro , rounded corners that more resemble an iPad than the more rectangular Surface design, and USB-C for charging. Most importantly, priced at $400, they will be more in line with Apple's cheaper...
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