Challenging to Apple Inc’s iPad, Microsoft Corp launched faster, dynamic, and more powerful versions of its Surface Tablet, in order to boost sales of its flagship hardware product.

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 This is a part of Microsoft’s plan to reinvent itself as a company for both devices and services, At an event, which held in New York, two new devices and a wide range of accessories promising better battery life, faster processing, and more apps were launched by Microsoft.

The range of new Surface 2, which runs on a low-power chip manufactured by ARM Holdings Plc , starts at US$ 449 (RM 1,347) for the 32 GB version, which does not include a snap-on keyboard starting at US$ 120 (RM 360). The pricing is slightly lesser than Apple’s latest WiFi-only 32 GB iPad, which costs US$ 599 (RM 1,800).

The new Surface Pro 2 runs on an Intel Corp chip and for the most part it targets the lightweight laptop market. The range starts at US$ 899 (RM 2,700) for the 64 GB version, excluding keyboard, while Apple’s cheapest 128 GB MacBook Air costs US$ 999 (RM1,000).

I don’t see much incentive for people to go and purchase these devices. Off course, they are cheaper than the iPads, but is that enough reason? According to a technology analyst who works at J. Gold Associates. “It seems that Microsoft is following its traditional PC mantra — keep minutely upgrading the chip and hardware every year at a slightly lower price.”

Available for online sales, these new machines can also be bought from Microsoft stores and at a few third-party retailers in the USA and other major markets, except Japan, on Oct 22. These devices will be available in China in early November.

 

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Challenging to Apple Inc's iPad, Microsoft Corp launched faster, dynamic, and more powerful versions of its Surface Tablet, in order to boost sales of its flagship hardware product.  This is a part of Microsoft's plan to reinvent itself as a company for both devices and services, At an event, which...
Challenging to Apple Inc's iPad, Microsoft Corp launched faster, dynamic, and more powerful versions of its Surface Tablet, in order to boost sales of its flagship hardware product. <a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/microsofttablet.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2377" alt="microsofttablet" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/microsofttablet-300x180.jpg" width="358" height="251" /></a>  This is a part of Microsoft's plan to reinvent itself as a company for both devices and services, At an event, which held in New York, two new devices and a wide range of accessories promising better battery life, faster processing, and more apps were launched by Microsoft. The range of new Surface 2, which runs on a low-power chip manufactured by ARM Holdings Plc , starts at US$ 449 (RM 1,347) for the 32 GB version, which does not include a snap-on keyboard starting at US$ 120 (RM 360). The pricing is slightly lesser than Apple's latest WiFi-only 32 GB iPad, which costs US$ 599 (RM 1,800). The new Surface Pro 2 runs on an Intel Corp chip and for the most part it targets the lightweight laptop market. The range starts at US$ 899 (RM 2,700) for the 64 GB version, excluding keyboard, while Apple's cheapest 128 GB MacBook Air costs US$ 999 (RM1,000). I don't see much incentive for people to go and purchase these devices. Off course, they are cheaper than the iPads, but is that enough reason? According to a technology analyst who works at J. Gold Associates. "It seems that Microsoft is following its traditional PC mantra — keep minutely upgrading the chip and hardware every year at a slightly lower price." Available for online sales, these new machines can also be bought from Microsoft stores and at a few third-party retailers in the USA and other major markets, except Japan, on Oct 22. These devices will be available in China in early November.