Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of tablets. Airlines, police departments and other businesses have been well-equipped with the convertibles. The NFL struck a $400 million to replace all 32 of its teams’ paper playbooks with Surface Pro 3 devices and they initially didn’t go to good use, being placed under the clipboards and the old sheets of paper those tablets were supposed to replace. They also got called iPads.
Nowadays, the Surface Pro 3s get some proper use when they’re properly functioning. They were not properly [...]
The Surface Pro series turned the corner on the age of stationary computing for Microsoft. The migration of all the hard components from keyboard area to screen bulkhead made for some interesting innovations in the keyboard and stylus accessories.
The Surface Pro 3 made a pretty good impression on us, but the newer, lighter, stronger and faster Surface Pro 4 had the whole room at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event wowed.
There’s also a newer, lighter, stronger and faster* Type Cover keyboard that includes a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello. That cover [...]
We just got the details of the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft, but with a new power users’ tablet comes a new keyboard. It came with the Surface Pro 3. Now, there’s a new Surface Pro Type Cover for the Pro 4 that won’t leave Pro 3 users behind.
Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro Type Cover that will be back-compatible for the Surface Pro 3. According to the company, it’s thinner, lighter and sturdier than the one that came with that device. The keys on the cover are backlit. There’s a new keyset which adds some travel between keys — about 1.3mm [...]
Microsoft has been eating up some good enterprise deals lately, including 30,000 Windows Phones for the New York Police Department. Satya Nadella’s Nokia impairment manifesto mentioned a refocusing of its target demos. While superficially similar to the audiences its always targeted, Redmond has really taken a rejiggering towards getting businesses on-board with its mobile hardware. Now, SkyWest Inc. is taking a Windows seat to productivity with a huge order for Surface 3 tablets.
Specifically, the 7,500 tablets will go to pilots of SkyWest Airlines and its sister carrier, [...]