Microsoft has made its Surface tablets available for pre-order, starting at $499. Surface will retail at Microsoft stores on October 26. You can pre-order your Surface RT here.
Prices for Surface RT
- Surface RT w/no Touch Cover, 32 GB – $499
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 32 GB – - $599
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 64 GB – $699
For a complete review of Surface, please see Microsoft Launches Surface (VIDEO) and Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad
Please note that Surface Pro will be available for pre-order soon.
Surface RT is sporting an 8 hour battery and 2Gb system memory. In comparison the iPad sports a 10 hour battery and just 1GB system memory. For more info, see surface.com
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The August report of Net Applications has announced that Windows 7 is now the most popular desktop operating system. Boasting an impressive 43% of the OS pie, Windows 7 is at the top of mountain, accounting for some 450 Million licenses of Windows.
Just this August, Windows 7 surpassed XP as the most popular OS. With Windows 7, Microsoft has an indomitable 92% share of the market. How does the rest of the competition stack up… the closest competitor, Mac OS 10.7 has just 2.37% of the market.
As Windows 7 success stories seem to headline the news, Microsoft has been busy prepping up its next-gen OS called Windows 8. Launching this October, Windows 8 will improve where Windows 7 left off, but will innovate in ways Microsoft has never done before.
Computer maker HP has announced several PCs running Windows 8. These computers are sturdy ultrabooks and hybrids, sporting touch screens and plenty of power and style.
First up is the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart, a very capable ultrabook with lots of style and luxury to match the power.Key features include edge-to edge Gorilla Glass with an IPS display, and a Thunderbolt port.
Next, was the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook, packing Beats Audio and running Windows 8, this ultrabook is made from the ground up as a multimedia star.
The ENVY x2 is just what it sounds. A device times two. This hybrid doubles both as a ultrabook and tablet. Its running Windows 8.
The specs for these machines are not yet available… we will keep you posted.
This week, Microsoft announced some 40 different Xbox LIVE games for Windows 8. The Xbox LIVE games will debut the day Windows 8 launches. Of note, Angry Birds Space, Zombies, and Fruit Ninja are just a few games that will launch.
All the games will come to Windows 8 this fall. The brand new OS, which is expected to debut on October 26, will feature a number of unique improvements over Windows 7.
Here is the complete list of games:
1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
2.A World of Keflings
3.Adera: Episode 1
4.Adera: Episode 2
5.Adera: Episode 3
7.Angry Birds Space
8.Big Buck Hunter Pro
9.BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
11.Crash Course GO
12.Cut the Rope
15.Field & Stream Fishing
18.Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
19.Hydro Thunder Hurricane
26.Microsoft Solitaire Collection
28.PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
29.Pinball FX 2
30.Reckless Racing Ultimate
31.Rocket Riot 3D
34.Skulls of the Shogun
37.The Harvest HD
38.Toy Soldiers Cold War