Windows 8 RT archive

  • Microsoft Surface 2 review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface 2 review

    By 22 October 2013

    Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it...

  • Asus pulling support for Windows RT tablets
    Tablets

    Asus pulling support for Windows RT tablets

    By 9 August 2013

    Asus has said that it is pulling support for Microsoft's Surface RT platform after poor sales. "It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," said Jerry Shen, Asus CEO, talking to The Wall Street Journal....

  • Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested
    Gadgets

    Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

    By 29 June 2013

    We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an...

  • Microsoft Surface 2? Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to Windows 8.1 RT
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface 2? Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to Windows 8.1 RT

    By 4 June 2013

    Qualcomm is promising Snapdragon 800 processors for Windows 8.1 RT tablets before the year is out.  The company says it has expanded its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors portfolio to include support for Microsoft Windows RT 8.1, meaning we could see...

  • Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs
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    Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs

    By 27 March 2013

    Microsoft's Windows Blue update for Windows 8, due out later this year, will add the much-needed feature of being able to sync the Start Screen between different PCs. Syncing will also go a step further with tabs for Internet Explorer 11.  The new syncing...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!

    By 1 March 2013

    Microsoft has announced further availability for both its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, beginning in late March.  Most notably, the Surface Pro will go beyond the US and Canada, into the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong...

  • Microsoft pushes update for Surface RT with performance improvements
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    Microsoft pushes update for Surface RT with performance improvements

    By 13 February 2013

    Microsoft has announced that it has begun rolling out an update for the Surface RT to address several bugs.  The update, available now, includes increased Wi-Fi reliability and driver updates to improve overall Windows 8 performance, volume, and power...

  • Microsoft: Surface Pro selling out at many retail outlets on launch day
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    Microsoft: Surface Pro selling out at many retail outlets on launch day

    By 9 February 2013

    After a bevy of reviews earlier in the week, Microsoft's Surface Pro running Windows 8 went on sale on Saturday in the United States and Canada. The 64GB model starts at $899, with the 128GB model reaching $999.  A few hours after launch in retail stores...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11  review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

    By 27 December 2012

    The explosion of Windows 8 devices has seen manufacturers delivering all kinds of laptops with plenty of different takes on touchscreen integration. We've seen dual screens, tablets with removable keyboard docks, rotating screens and - in the case of...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)

    By 9 November 2012

    When Microsoft launched Windows 8 in New York last month the firm told Pocket-lint that it was being careful to get good apps in the store. It went on to tell us that that the apps you have when you launch are crucial to the success of your ecosystem....

  • Microsoft Surface RT review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around
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    Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around

    By 26 October 2012

    Microsoft launched its latest store in the tourist Mecca of Times Square at 10pm on 25 October. Its mission: to sell the new Surface tablet to as many people as it could find with the cash to spare. Opened by a trio of gigantic scissors, and Steven Sinofsky,...

  • Microsoft Surface skateboard pictures and eyes-on
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    Microsoft Surface skateboard pictures and eyes-on

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft has a lot of faith in its Surface, and how tough it is. To prove the point, the company claims that you can drop it in 72 separate ways, and it won't break. This strength, apparently, comes from the construction process. It uses Gorilla Glass...

  • Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on
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    Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    So far, most of the apps that come with, or can be downloaded, for Windows 8 have left us cold. “People” is awful, and most of the third-party apps are basic and uninspiring. But today at the Windows 8 launch in New York, we’ve seen the newly released...

  • Microsoft: It's not the number of apps, it's what you do with them
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    Microsoft: It's not the number of apps, it's what you do with them

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft is not interested in having the largest number of apps in its store, it told Pocket-lint yesterday. It wants high-quality software that's of genuine use to its customers. But then it went on to announce that Windows 8 will have the largest number...

  • What is Xbox Music?
    Gaming

    What is Xbox Music?

    By 15 October 2012

    The Xbox is rapidly becoming the go-to entertainment hub for the living room. It has nearly every base covered, with video from sources such as iPlayer and Sky Go, to movie rentals from the Zune marketplace. But what about music? Enter Xbox Music, Microsoft’s...

  • Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on

    By 11 October 2012

    Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx. Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also...