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Microsoft's new surface: tablet or laptop? - REVIEW

Microsoft has designed the new Surface model for easier typing. Photo: AFP

Is Microsoft’s Surface a tablet or a laptop?

I’m not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.

Monday, 7 October, 2013, 11:09am

Microsoft profit misses; books Surface charge

Microsoft quarterly results show a poor reception for its Windows 8 operating system and tepid appetite for its tablets. Photo: Reuters

Microsoft Corp.’s foray into the tablet computer market resulted in a large write-down for the April-June quarter, and a poor reception for Windows 8 contributed to a drop in operating system software revenue.

The missteps in both strategic product lines, reported in quarterly results Thursday, disappointed Wall Street and shares plunged 6 per cent to US$33.30 in after-hours trading.

19 Jul 2013 - 9:56am