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Having written about Microsoft, on and off, for close to 30 of those years, I keep thinking I've seen it all. But then something else happens that surprises me, and makes me realize we still haven't hit the limits as to how far the Softies might go to reinvent themselves.
Microsoft is gunning for a broader slice of the tablet audience with the $499.99 Surface 3, which is smaller than the Surface Pro 3 and doesn't have quite the same performance. Still, the tablet's hardware.
What is Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet/PC? That's pretty easy to explain: It's very much like the Surface Pro 3, except with a lower price, a smaller screen, and a few other signs of cost-consciousness.
Previously, only a handful of select devices were capable of supporting the upcoming OS when the first test build was unleashed back in February. Now new code, aka Partition Stitching, has been added that allows Microsoft to re-size the systempartition dynamically.