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Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro


Microsoft Surface Pro finally makes a debut today after lot of waiting and anticipation. A tablet, a laptop, or a hybrid, lets find out.

Surface Pro is available for sale today. It comes in 64 GB or 128 GB storage capacities and sold through Microsoft physical or online stores, Staples, and Best Buy at a price of $899 for 64 GB and $999 for 128 GB. Surface Pro gives a tablet experience but comes with superb hardware which can get you a 10.6-inch screen ultra book experience using an optional keyboard. However, the superb hardware and little larger screen size than a normal tablet come with a half pound additional weight and couple of hundred dollars more in cost. Is it worth it? – Well it depends how you want to use.

Microsoft Surface Pro to start at $899, poor battery life, available in January


Microsoft has announced the pricing of the Surface Pro tablet, which will be available in January. Before I give you the price, despite it being in the title of the post, let me just say that it seems a bit outrageous for what you’ll be getting, especially compared to other tablets that are already currently available.

Nokia Lumia 920 & 820, HTC 8X pricing and availability announced by AT&T


Announced this morning by AT&T comes pricing and availability information for the much-anticipated Windows Phone 8 devices for this particular carrier. Starting this Friday (November 9th), the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 smartphones will be available at various AT&T stores. If you want to guarantee one, pre-orders will begin tomorrow. They’re priced at $49.99 and $99.99, respectively. The HTX 8X is due for a release “before Thanksgiving,” and is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $99.99 and $199.99, respectively. Additionally, those early adopters of the Lumia 920 will receive a free wireless charging plate, as the 920 has built-in wireless charging capabilities. You’ll find the full press release for this announcement below.

Microsoft reveals Surface TV ad – Does it matter? [Video]


Microsoft has just released a TV ad for their upcoming Surface tablets, which primarily shows off its flexibility of using an ultra-thin snap-on keyboard accessory. While I really want the Surface to succeed, as many others do, I just don’t see it being enough of a hit to be a top-seller. Instead, I see it being a pretty massive flop. Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and their upcoming Surface tablets. The ad is a minute long, and demonstrates nothing else. You’ll find the video below.

Windows 8 full pricing revealed


It’s just two weeks until Windows 8 will be launched, both in retail packaging and digital downloads. Earlier today, Microsoft finally unveiled the cost of full Windows 8 purchases. We already know what buyers of new PCs ($14.99 here) and users of supported versions of Windows ($39.99 here) will be paying. Without further ado, here’s the prices.

HTC unveils Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S smartphones


Announced a short while ago by HTC comes their Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S smartphones, both of which offer their own modern designs (with a slight hint of Nokia). Comparing the two, the 8S is the lower-end device, consisting of just 512MB of RAM, a 1.0GHz dual-core CPU, 5MP rear-facing camera (no front-facing cam in this one), and just 4GB of storage. Looking up to the 8X shows a much more elegant feature-set, including twice the amount of RAM, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 4G LTE support, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, a much-improved 8MP rear-facing camera, 16GB of storage, and a 4.3-inch 1280×720 display (featuring Gorilla Glass 2). Both phones are expected to be available on many carriers around the world beginning in November.

$14.99 Windows 8 upgrade registrations now available


If you purchase an eligible PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013, you’ll be able to get a copy of Windows 8 Professional for just $14.99. All you have to do is buy a new Windows 7 PC, and register it using the 25-character key for Windows 7. Registration takes place at the Windows Upgrade Offer website. Since Windows 8 isn’t actually out, those who register won’t be receiving their upgrade until October 26th. If you’ve purchased a PC before June 2nd, you can get an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, which still isn’t too bad of a deal.