2014 is coming to a close, and while there were tons of gadgets released this year, the team here has decided to list down their favorite top two out of the massive lot. Head past the jump and check out what everyone has selected. Maybe the list will give you some ideas for Christmas, too!
If you're looking to keep track of all the best deals this Black Friday, we've got your back here. In a continuation of our coverage on the numerous deals being offered in the world of tech during the course of the next few days, below you'll find a list of the very best deals pertaining to Microsoft and its product line-up. From Surface tablets to Xbox consoles, there's something for everyone, and with next month's holiday season in mind, now would be a very good time to go ahead and make the purchase.
Thanksgiving is almost here, but while many will be indulging in copious amounts of food and drinks next week, tech fans will be looking to score some deals on what is known as Black Friday. Sure, it's not just retailers of consumer electronics that come through with some delicious offers, but with the follow-up of Cyber Monday, next week is sure to bring massive savings on everything from iPhone apps to PlayStations. Whether you've decided to treat yourself or wish to get your holiday gifts in early, there are plenty of offers to go around, and below, we'll point you in the right direction.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an exceptional hybrid PC with very powerful specs - something that can be easily compared to some of the latest ultrabooks out these days, and the Xbox maker badly wants to make this clear to everyone out there. In its latest bid, Microsoft has compared its potent spec’d device to Apple's MacBook Air, but with a Christmas theme this time around as the holiday shopping season inches near.
We’re pretty sure at this point that we won't be seeing Jay Cutler - the Chicago Bears’ quarterback - anytime soon in a Microsoft TV ad. The highest paid player in NFL right now, commenting on the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, chose the words "knockoff iPads" to describe his impressions of the device. So much for Microsoft touting the tablet as one the most productive and professional tablet in the world.
How would you feel about one single keyboard accessory that works with your smartphone or tablet, regardless of the platform that powers it? Microsoft has today introduced its new "Universal Mobile Keyboard" that can function with Apple iPads, iPhones, Android powered smartphones and tablets as well as all Windows based tablets that contain Bluetooth Human Interface Device support (HID) and are 10mm or thinner.
Quite how well Microsoft's third attempt at the Surface is doing still remains a bit of a mystery, but with the Surface Pro 3 it's believed that the company may actually be onto something this time around. Already available in the United States, Canada and Japan, Microsoft is set to bring its latest tablet to a further 25 markets at the end of this month, making it available to pre-order right now.
Microsoft might have spent most of this year's BUILD developers conference discussing future software endeavors, but the company also took the opportunity to take the wraps off the Surface Pro 3. Despite its pedigree, it's fair to say that against the likes of the Apple iPad, the Surface line-up in general has its work cut out, but here, we pit the latest and greatest Microsoft slate up against the Surface Pro 2, in an attempt to assess how far the software giant has come along.