Microsoft Surface RT Coming to More Retail Stores “Within Days”

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With the Microsoft Surface tablet out on the market for over a month now, one can only wonder how many Surface’s were sold. Reports for Q4 range from under 500,000 to over 1 million. These numbers are minuscule compared to the iPad (1 million in the first 28 days) and still tiny compared to the Nexus 7 (around 1 million sold per month).

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Microsoft Will Support Windows RT on Surface for 4+ Years

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Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.

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Microsoft Surface Doesn’t Really Give You 32GB, Only 16GB of Space is Actually Free

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With the Microsoft Surface you pay the same $499 as the iPad but you get double the storage space thanks to its 32GB drive— or do you? It turns out that the 32GB advertised isn’t really 32GB, it’s more like 16. What gives? Windows RT is essentially a desktop OS at its heart, and that means it takes up the rest of the drive.

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Interested in Microsoft Surface? Should you get Surface RT or Surface PRO?

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There has probably never been a better time to get a tablet than now, thanks to the shear amount of great choices on the market today. From the iPad to the Nexus 10, there is plenty of options out there, that much is clear. What if you are considering the Microsoft Surface? Should you get the Surface RT or wait for the Surface PRO?

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What Should You Buy? Microsoft Surface RT vs. Apple iPad 4

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I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?

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iPad Mini plans to beat the Surface to the Punch?

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The Microsoft Surface preorders are already starting to go pretty well. If you were Apple, how would you possibly slow the Surface down? Announce the iPad Mini, that’s how. Apparently rumors now suggest that Apple will release its new smaller tablet on October 23rd. For those who don’t know, that’s three days before the Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface release event.

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Rumors Claim Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Sell for $1000+

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Microsoft did tell us that the RT version (ARM) of Surface would be price competitive with similar ARM-based tablets and the Pro line should fall in with Ultrabook pricing, so at least we have a vague price tag in mind. Despite all of this, a Swedish website has posted the Surface and all four of its variants at prices that translate roughly to $1,001 and up.

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