In case you're still confused (because it is confusing): the Microsoft Surface we've been talking about lately is the Surface RT, which is basically like a tablet. The Surface Pro, though it looks pretty much like the Surface RT, has full laptop capabilities, just like any other Windows 8 computer. And Microsoft just announced today that the Surface Pro will cost $900 for the 64GB version and $1000 for the 128GB version--though neither comes with the Touch Cover keyboard, which is pretty much essential, so you can add another $120 to that price. That'll make it more expensive than a Macbook Air. [Microsoft]
By Troy DreierPosted 08.28.2012 at 5:17 pm 0 Comments
Seventy-three million tablets were sold last year, and analysts predict tablet sales to surpass those of traditional PCs by 2016. Yet despite such swift adoption, tablets have been no replacement for laptops and desktops, which are able to run more-robust software suites for media editing and heavy office tasks. In Windows 8, software engineers at Microsoft have created the first operating system (OS) that allows tablets to double as PCs.
Since the less-than-earth-shattering development of the self-checkout line, grocery shopping hasn’t come a long way, technologically speaking. But Whole Foods is looking into creating a new kind of shopping experience, thanks to a new smart cart developed by Austin-based Chaotic Moon--one that pulls the lowly shopping cart into the 21st century with the help of a Microsoft Kinect.
Since Windows 7, Microsoft's been busily honing the interface for Windows tablets, which uses a bold bunch of squares and rectangles in flat neon colors and has been christened "Metro." Windows 8--undoubtedly the biggest change to the operating system in a few generations--finally brings Metro to the desktop. So how does it work with a keyboard and mouse?