Dell XPS 11 Review, LTE, and the 8 inch Windows Tablet on Surface Geeks 59

Written by on March 12, 2014 in Blog, SG Podcast

This week we will dive back into the 8 inch tablet market but not before John reviews the Dell XPS 11.  It’s a great review on the tablet/laptop from Dell.  We also talk about LTE, Surface 2, and pricing that was released by Microsoft.  We will also tell you when you can buy that Surface 2 with LTE and go over the new Power Cover, and Nokia Lumia 1520! Jam packed podcast, see you in the forums!

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Episode 59 Shownotes and Links

Microsoft rolls out multiple March firmware updates for its Surface tablets, Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet, March 11, 2014
Summary: Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 users are getting multiple keyboard, Bluetooth and wireless network firmware updates.

Microsoft Unleashes Slew Of Surface Updates, As Pricing For The LTE Surface 2 Leaks, TechCrunch, Alex Wilhelm, March 11, 2014

RT Left Out Again, Surface Firmware Rolling Out Today, Windows IT Pro, Rod Trent, March 11, 2014

Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws, PCWorld, Joab Jackson, March 11, 2014 2

Adobe Takes Advantage of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday and Patches, Too, Windows IT Pro, Rod Trend, March 11, 2014

Microsoft patches 23 Windows, IE and Silverlight vulnerabilities, ZDNet, Larry Seltzer, March 11, 2014

Microsoft Surface Power Covers get a mid-March ship date, Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet, March 10, 2014

Microsoft Surface Power Cover extends battery life by 70 percent, shipping next week, TechSpot, Shawn Knight, March 11, 2014

Exclusive – Surface 2 with LTE for AT&T priced at $679 for 64 GB, new photos show stock SURFACE, WP Central, Daniel Rubino, March 10, 2014

Surface 2 with LTE arrives at Microsoft Stores for impending launch, WP Central, Daniel Rubino, March 10, 2014

Microsoft’s Surface Lineup Starts to Grow Again More power, more LTE, Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott, March 11, 2014

Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail, CNet, Brooke Crothers, March 9, 2014

Worldwide Tablet Growth Forecast to Slow as New and Replacement Purchases in Mature Markets Begin to Level Off, According to IDC, March 6, 2014

Forget WP 8.1, hints of Windows Phone 8.5 emerge, WMPowerUser, March 7, 2014

Wi-Fi Sense feature spotted in purported Windows Phone 8.1 video, NDTV Gadgets, Robin Sinha, March 10, 2014

Nokia banking on its new Android smartphone ‘Nokia X ‘ to regain market share, India Economic Times, Gulveen Aulakh, March 11, 2014

Five reasons Microsoft could become a top Android smartphone company, ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, March 10, 2014

Reports January 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share, comScore, March 7, 2014

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report, Apple Insider, Shane Cole, March 11, 2014

Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps, ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, March 11, 2014

WhatsApp beta gets new UI tweaks, broadcast history deletion, WMPoweruser, March 7, 2014

Battery app and unofficial Google Maps app ‘GMaps+’ for Windows Phone 8 receive new updates, WinBeta, Ron on March 11, 2014

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  1. SurfaceGeek says:

    FYI – This podcast was encoded at 80kbps and I couldn’t get it under 50Mb. I either have to sacrifice audio quality or we have to keep Darren quiet so we can just have an hour long show. Tell me what you think in the comments and forums.

  2. tiwahu says:

    Good show.  There was also some entertaining love for Bing in there, too!
     
    For the newly converted, here’s a tip from: External
     

    Turn the image off and on

    • To see a gray background instead of the daily homepage image, use this link to External.
       
    • To see the daily homepage image instead of the gray background, use this link to External.

     

     

    When connected over remote desktop, it’s sometimes nice to not have the image render…especially when that image happens to be an animated loop.

     

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