My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: US$399 Microsoft Surface 2 Price Drop – US$100 off Tablets packing Microsoft Office 2013 as Surface 3 is Core M 14nm Processors Guinea Pig

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

US$399 Microsoft Surface 2 Price Drop – US$100 off Tablets packing Microsoft Office 2013 as Surface 3 is Core M 14nm Processors Guinea Pig

Look like a new Surface 3 Tablet is on the horizon, folks!

This as the Surface 2 Tablet just got a US$100 price cut from ALL versions of what I often refer to as Microsoft forgotten Tablet as stated in “Microsoft Surface 2 Price Drops $100; Is a Replacement Coming?”, published August 25, 2014 by Ed Hardy, TabletpcReview and “Microsoft cuts Surface 2 prices by $100”, published Aug 25, 2014 6:20 AM by Ian Paul. PCWorld...

I say “forgotten” as in doing an article on Microsoft’s upgrade of the Surface 2 Pro Tablet to the Surface Pro 3 Tablet that’s a capable Apple iPad and Apple MacBook Air killer as explained in my blog article entitled Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3 - Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 puts Kibosh on Tablets with Apple having to make a larger Keyboard iPad”.

I completely forgot they also had Tablets as well! These Tablets, called Surface Tablets, are the RT step-cousins of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which got upgraded on Tuesday May 20th 2014 to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. But will it be sporting Windows 9 and any new hardware?

Microsoft Surface 3 – US$100 off on Tablets that’s packing Microsoft Office 2013

The 10.6” Surface 2 Tablet runs Windows 8.1 RT unlike its failed and now discontinued Surface Pro 2. 10.6” Surface 2 Tablet has Microsoft Office 2013 though, which is a lot less cumbersome to use that Microsoft Office on the Apple iPad as I'd announced in my Geezam blog article entitled “Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014”.
The Price cut will be as follows:

1.      US$399 for the 32GB Model
2.      US$449 for the 64GB Model
3.      US$579 for the 64GB Model with built in LTE

Microsoft and the Surface 3 – September 30th 2014 is Core M 14nm Processors Guinea Pig

So with this price decrease, when will the new Surface 3 Tablet, most likely sporting the Core M 14nm Processors codenamed Broadwell as I’d explained in my blog article entitled Intel Core M Processor codenamed Broadwell –  How Fanless, Smaller and Thinner proves that If Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade”, be coming out?

Most likely on Tuesday September 30th 2014, the day everyone is expecting Microsoft to launch the replacement to Windows 8, dubbed Windows 9 as stated in “Windows 9 unveiling set for September 30, report says”, published August 21, 2014 10:34 AM PDT by Don Reisinger, CNET News.

I’ve been hearing about Windows 9 of late since February 2014 as stated in the article “Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September”, published August 15, 2014 8:12 AM PDT by Mary Jo Foley, CNET News but I’ve pretty much ignored it.

But if this new hardware will possibly be featuring the Core M 14nm Processors, then it’s yet another date to mark on my calendar as September 2014 is now becoming the most busy month on Silicon Valley’s Calendar.


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