Rumor: Microsoft Surface to be Priced at $199

An anonymous inside source tipped Engadget about the possibility of a Microsoft Surface priced at a ridiculous $199.Although this is still just a rumor, the tip does look promising and entirely realistic,

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After all, Microsoft is the underdog in a mature and highly-competitive market. The worst move Microsoft could make would be a severely overpriced tablet that only the rich and wealthy could afford. With a $199 price tag, Microsoft would be undercutting both the Kindle and the Nexus.

Microsoft is being aggressive and should be commended. For starters, affordable prices incur risks and… should Microsoft price Surface at just 200 bucks, they will be banking on the number of tablets they sell— or else risk losing enormous amounts in profit.

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Considering how affordable the Surface RT tablet would be, it would not take too long for Surface to gain significant market share, potentially topping Apple or Google.

about1Of course, there is always the question that a cheap price might discourage consumers and give them the impression that the quality is not really there. Balance is no easy skill—and for Microsoft to successfully sell Surface tablets, the price will have to be just right.

And lest we forget that Microsoft is supposed to be helping their partners with tablets, instead of just creating more competition… a $199 Surface could be the last straw in a series of events that would force computer companies to bail from Windows 8. Let’s just hope they are friendly to some… competition.

Microsoft Revamps SkyDrive Website

The SkyDrive team has been busy this year… first they gave us an incredible wave of updates and just this week, SkyDrive engineers launched an Android app.

But Microsoft stayed true to its web roots with this new update to the SkyDrive website. The new SkyDrive.com sports a classy, Metro look and some serious features we always wanted…

Multi-File Drag and Drop

imageIt’s now very easy to organize files into folders. Simply drag and drop files into folders.

You can also check to select multiple files inside a folder.

Instant Search

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Search has been greatly improved. Instant Search allows you to search for names of files  but also keywords in those files.

For instance, the Comparing Scholarships Table  does not contain the keyword “college” in the title, but does contain “college” inside the actual document.

Contextual Commands

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For instance, when, I select a Notebook, SkyDrive shows me all the possible options I can use.

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Sorting Files

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Groups of folders and groups of files can be be sorted by Name, Date Modified, Date Created. You can also arrange by Ascending  or Descending

Microsoft Introduces New Mice Artist Series

Industry-leading artists and designers partnered with Microsoft to create the Microsoft Artist Series.

The exclusive collection of five mice have been hand-designed by the world’s best artist and designers. Here are the miceand a little bit about their creators.

Designed by: Calvin Ho: Fashion Photography, Design, and Branding

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Designed by:  Dana McClure: Limited Edition Prints, Collages, and Textiles

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Designed by:   Matt Lyon : Studio design, colorful imagery, widely-published designs.

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Designed by: Yellena James: Favors Pens, Inks, and Acrylics in abstract art

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Designed by: Zansky: Member of Base-V, graphic art, engraving, and digital printing.

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