Surface Mini http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/surface-mini/news en-GB RIP the Surface Mini – for now http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rip-surface-mini-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft confirms the canning of its small tablet in annual earnings report </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="RIP the Surface Mini – for now" alt="RIP the Surface Mini – for now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/surface-mini-case-amazon_0_0.jpg?1406109400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&rsquo;t suggest you spend your day reading Microsoft&rsquo;s earnings report (spoiler alert: revenue is up, profits are down) but among the dreariness is one piece of bad news that caught our eye: confirmation that the Surface Mini tablet has been axed.</p> <p>The report reads: &ldquo;Current year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from a transition to newer generation devices and a decision to not ship a new form factor.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Surface tension </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We did of course see a new 12in Surface Pro 3 tablet this year (the &ldquo;newer generation device&rdquo; mentioned) but there was <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-mini-outed-amazon-listing/news">strong evidence</a> to suggest that it&rsquo;d be accompanied by an all-new 7in or 8in Surface.</p> <p>Such a device never materialised, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/so-where-s-surface-mini/news">rumour has it</a> it was pulled from the May launch at the last minute due to being, well, not different enough to what was already available from other manufacturers &ndash; but not before Microsoft had manufactured between 15,000 and 20,000 units.</p> <p>&ldquo;Not shipping&rdquo; does not mean that the Surface Mini is totally dead, of course, but we&rsquo;d be very surprised if we saw it launched anytime soon. Microsoft seems to have taken its smaller tablet back to the drawing board, and we don&rsquo;t expect to see it unveiled until 2015 (if ever).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY14/Q4/default.aspx" target="_blank">Microsoft</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/we-really-want-surface-pro-3-and-you-should-too-hands-review/news">Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Microsoft Surface Mini Tablets Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:56:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1443037 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Leaked HTC One (M8) Prime is bigger and brawnier, Microsoft’s Surface Mini omission explained, and the free new Dead Island’s paid beta http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-leaked-htc-one-m8-prime-bigger-and-brawnier-microsoft-s-surface-mini-omission-expl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news you need to begin your day right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M8) Prime" alt="HTC One (M8) Prime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-onem8prime.jpg?1400653981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reported HTC One (M8) Prime render and specs leaked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just last night we caught a purportedly leaked glimpse at the cheaper, plastic-backed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/leaked-htc-one-m8-ace-render-remixes-top-phone-colourful-plastic/news">HTC One (M8) Ace</a>, and now we have what is claimed to be our first look at something on the opposite spectrum: a larger and more powerful version of the HTC One (M8) dubbed &ldquo;Prime.&rdquo;</p> <p>According to @evleaks, which has a strong reputation for smartphone leaks, the device will feature a waterproof design using a so-called &ldquo;exotic material&rdquo; that blends aluminum and liquid silicone. Additionally, it&rsquo;ll feature a 5.5in WQHD (1440x2560) display with a Snapdragon 810 (4x 2.5Ghz) processor and 3GB RAM, as well as an enhanced LTE radio for swifter data speeds.</p> <p>A protruding camera on the back is also an interesting tweak&mdash;and perhaps indicative of a higher-end camera, which would be a nice boost from the 4-megapixel sensor in the standard model. Like the Ace, it&rsquo;s unclear when we&rsquo;ll get official word on this should the reports prove accurate, but those eyeing the HTC One (M8) might consider waiting just a bit longer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks">@evleaks</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/20/5735484/htc-working-on-larger-more-powerful-one-m8-prime">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Did Microsoft axe a Surface Mini reveal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just two short weeks back, Microsoft invited journalists to a &ldquo;small gathering&rdquo; for Surface, which had us thinking that we might finally see the long-rumored Surface Mini, said to be a 7.5in model of the company&rsquo;s tablet. Instead, the event solely showcased the Surface Pro 3, and we were proven wrong. But were we?</p> <p>Bloomberg reports that Microsoft was about ready to pull the trigger on a Surface Mini and reveal it to the world, but that CEO Satya Nadella and executive VP Stephen Elop&mdash;both relatively new in their roles with the company&mdash;thought the device not distinctive enough from rivals to stand out in the market.</p> <p>Ideally, that just means that Microsoft aims to spend more time working on a smaller tablet that serves a real purpose, rather than a cheaper, dumbed-down version of the standard Surface. But it seems unlikely that we&rsquo;ll see anything on that front for some time in light of this report.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-20/microsoft-said-to-back-off-plans-to-debut-smaller-surface.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-possible-surface-mini-event-dated-nokia-funding-disruptive-car-tech-and-return">Fully Charged: Possible Surface Mini event dated, Nokia funding car tech, and the return of Harmonix&#39;s Amplitude</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="849" title="Surface Mini" alt="Surface Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/surface-mini.jpg?1400653981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dead Island: Epidemic available through Steam Early Access </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The upcoming Dead Island: Epidemic merges the undead-uprising-at-an-island-resort premise of the first-person entries with the team-centric gameplay and overhead perspective of the wildly popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre (League of Legends, Dota 2, etc.)&mdash;and now it&rsquo;s available in a pre-release beta format <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/297910/">via Steam Early Access</a>.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the free-to-play game is only available now to those willing to spend big on in-game purchases: US$16.99 is the cheapest option, which provides weapons, characters, and currency to spend within the game.</p> <p>Spending US$39.99 unlocks much more content, while a US$44.99 purchase offers four beta keys to the game so you can play with friends. No word on when the game will actually enter public release, but a paid beta for a free-to-play game isn&rsquo;t likely to endear anyone already weary of freemium shenanigans.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/dead-island-riptide/review">Dead Island: Riptide review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dead Island: Epidemic" alt="Dead Island: Epidemic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/deadislandepidemic.jpg?1400653981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-leaked-htc-one-m8-prime-bigger-and-brawnier-microsoft-s-surface-mini-omission-expl#comments HTC Microsoft One (M8) Surface Mini Wed, 21 May 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437543 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Possible Surface Mini event dated, Nokia funding car tech, and the return of Harmonix’s Amplitude http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-possible-surface-mini-event-dated-nokia-funding-disruptive-car-tech-and-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the day right with the tech news you missed overnight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Surface" alt="Surface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/surface.jpg?1399357981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft planning Surface Mini event for 20 May? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Multiple publications are reporting that Microsoft has sent out invites for a Surface-related press event on 20 May, which features the tagline, &ldquo;Join us for a small gathering.&rdquo;</p> <p>Choosing to read plenty into that surely careful wording, we can&rsquo;t help but wonder if we&rsquo;ll finally see the Surface Mini that&rsquo;s been rumored since last year and was recently outed by an accidental Amazon listing for a third-party case.</p> <p>According to The Verge, the Surface Mini is expected to feature a 7.5in display running at 1440x1080 (4:3 aspect ratio) and run Windows RT, making it more of an entry-level device for budget-conscious consumers. We&rsquo;ll find out in a couple weeks if the speculation is for real.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/5/5685186/microsoft-will-hold-a-small-surface-event-on-may-20th">The Verge</a>, <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/05/microsoft-surface-event-may-20/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-mini-outed-amazon-listing/news">Microsoft Surface Mini outed by Amazon listing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia earmarks US$100 million for funding car tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">With its mobile hardware business now under the command of Microsoft, Nokia has announced that it will invest US$100 million in &ldquo;companies whose innovations will be important for a world of connected and intelligent vehicles,&rdquo; reads the press release on the matter.</p> <p class="p1">That money will be managed by Nokia Growth Partners, an independent venture capital firm funded by Nokia, which will work in concert with Nokia&rsquo;s HERE mapping company to try and enhance its own capabilities.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.nokiagrowthpartners.com/blog/2014/05/05/nokia-launches-100-million-connected-car-fund-managed-by-nokia-growth-partners-ngp/">NGP</a> via <a href="http://recode.net/2014/05/05/nokia-creates-100-million-fund-for-connected-cars/">Re/code</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/nokia-and-microsoft-deal-complete-will-it-be-renamed-microsoft-mobile/news">Is Nokia set to rebrand as Microsoft Mobile?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="568" title="Nokia&#039;s connected cars fund" alt="Nokia&#039;s connected cars fund" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokiacars.png?1399357981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harmonix launches Kickstarter to fund Amplitude game sequel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">In the 11 years since releasing seminal rhythm video game Amplitude for PlayStation 2, Harmonix has gone on to create the massively popular Rock Band and Dance Central games. Now the studio wants to return to that controller-centric design&mdash;but it needs your help (i.e. money) to do so.</p> <p class="p2">Harmonix <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude">launched a Kickstarter campaign</a> on Monday to try and raise US$775,000 by 23 May to create a sequel for PlayStation 3 and 4, which will feature the familiar button-based gameplay with totally new visuals and a fresh original soundtrack. The campaign has already raised more than US$125,000 with 3900+ backers as of this writing, so it&rsquo;s off to a strong start.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/25-best-playstation-games-ever/news">25 best PlayStation games ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="740" title="Amplitude" alt="Amplitude" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amplitude.jpg?1399357981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Now adds location-based shopping reminders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Been researching a certain item, but not quite ready to pull the trigger? When you&rsquo;re out and about, Google Now will alert you when you&rsquo;re nearby a store that sells the item in question, and can even tell you the going price. Sounds like this feature is in the U.S. only for now and limited to Android; also, do you really want Google to keep tabs on your real-life shopping habits, as well? Guess it all depends on the kinds of deals it finds.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://plus.google.com/+google/posts/gqipsEeLcvg">Google</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-now-now-available-your-desktop/news">Google Now: now available on your desktop</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="717" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/googlenowshopping.png?1399357981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-possible-surface-mini-event-dated-nokia-funding-disruptive-car-tech-and-return#comments Android Cars Console games Google Microsoft Nokia Surface Mini Tue, 06 May 2014 03:29:28 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1436633 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Surface Mini outed by Amazon listing http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-mini-outed-amazon-listing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mid-May release looking likely for smaller edition of Microsoft’s tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Mini outed by Amazon listing" alt="Microsoft Surface Mini outed by Amazon listing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/surface-mini-case-amazon.jpg?1398490727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Surface Mini tablet could be about to &ldquo;drop&rdquo; &ndash; at least, that&rsquo;s what an Amazon listing suggests.</p> <p>Electronics wholesaler VSTN posted a smart cover case for a &ldquo;Microsoft Surface Mini&rdquo; device <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JRVHAMY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_v3jwtb1CBWYBWEB0">to Amazon.com</a> earlier this week, saying it should be in stock on 18th May.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8in screen and a stylus? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ZDNet believes that, while the image used in the listing is a placeholder (likely the upcoming 8in Lenovo Windows tablet), the Surface Mini is indeed due to be launched in the next few weeks.</p> <p>Back in September of last year, we heard <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-launch-surface-mini/news">rumours</a> that a Surface Mini was being designed and would sport Windows 8.1 RT and either a 7in or 8in screen. ZDNet also predicts that it will come with a digitising pen stylus.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll keep a beady eye out for more signs of an impending Surface Mini touchdown.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-surface-mini-to-debut-in-mid-may-7000028744/">ZDNet</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Microsoft Surface Mini Tablets Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:53:14 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436183 at http://www.stuff.tv Dell Venue 8 Pro beats Microsoft Surface Mini to the punch http://www.stuff.tv/dell/dell-venue-pro-8-beats-microsoft-surface-mini-punch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waiting for Microsoft&#039;s new mini tablet? Take a look at Dell&#039;s offering in the meantime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DellVenuePro8.jpg?1384181116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While we've been patiently waiting for Microsoft to produce a Surface Mini tablet, Dell has taken the wraps off its Windows 8.1-running Venue 8 Pro tablet.</p> <p>As the Microsoft Surface Mini looks unlikely to arrive before 2014, this new desktop replacement micro-tab looks set to beat it to the shelves - and knock it out of the park in terms of power and flexibility.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel Bay Trail inside </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Venue 8 Pro is built around an Intel's brand new Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor, which packs similar same battery life-enhancing properties as its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/how-intel-haswell-making-cpus-exciting/feature">Haswell</a> counterpart seen in desktops and laptops. Dell reckons it'll last for around eight hours on a charge – not bad for a tablet running a full desktop OS.</p> <p>The Intel Bay Trail processor differs fundamentally from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/qualcomms-new-snapdragon-800-chip-brings-4k-video-smartphones/news">Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip</a> that is expected in Microsoft's Surface Mini (and which we'll be seeing seen in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/meet-kindle-fire-hdx-amazons-tablet-steroids/news">7in Kindle Fire HDX</a> very soon). It uses a 64-bit x86 architecture, allowing it to run all that classic Windows software and Steam games you already have. The Snapdragon, meanwhile, is a 32-bit ARM-based chip, which can only run the RT version of Windows 8.1 - and those classic desktop apps are a no-go. Bit of a win for the Venue 8 Pro, then.&nbsp;</p> <p>The well-built 8.9mm thick slate features an 8in IPS display (no word on resolution yet).&nbsp;Dell is calling it 'enterprise ready' with Windows 8.1 installed and active pen and keyboard accessories to help make it a mini desktop replacement.</p> <p>There's also a larger 11in Dell Venue 11 Pro on the way with Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 'biometrics' option which we assume will be a fingerprint scanner.</p> <p>Dell hasn't confirmed a price or release date for the Venue 8 Pro yet, but it will certainly be available long before Microsoft's mini-tab shows its face.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DellVenuePro8HO1.jpg?1384181116" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DellVenuePro8HO2.jpg?1384181116" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/dell/dell-venue-pro-8-beats-microsoft-surface-mini-punch/news#comments Dell Surface Mini Tablets Venue Pro Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:05:23 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1427370 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Microsoft Surface Mini's coming to take on Google Nexus 7 and iPad Mini http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-launch-surface-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft looks set to enter the mini tablet arena with an 8in Windows RT slate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface" alt="Microsoft Surface" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Microsoft-Surface-RT_0.jpg?1379131763" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft's set to bring the fight to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 7</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini</a>&nbsp;with a scaled-down Surface Mini.</p> <p>That's according to Microsoft expert Paul Thurrot of <a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/fall-2013-windows-tablet-preview" target="_blank">Winsupersite.com</a>, who has&nbsp;published what he claims is a list of Windows tablet devices set to launch this year – one of which is the Surface Mini.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-griffin" title="View user profile.">Ben Griffin</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-launch-surface-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-microsoft-launch-surface-mini/news#comments Microsoft Surface Mini Tablets Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:35:40 +0000 Ben Griffin 1426611 at http://www.stuff.tv