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Microsoft Stores coming to BestBuy in Canada

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Image of a Microsoft Store in the Best Buy in Wichita Kansas, Image (c) Edward Kiledjian 2013. All rights reserved.

Image of a Microsoft Store in the Best Buy in Wichita Kansas, Image (c) Edward Kiledjian 2013. All rights reserved.

In an attempt to copy the Apple model of incredible sales, Microsoft will be expanding its Microsoft Store inside BestBuys by bringing this model to the great Canadian North. Over 100 of these new stores-inside-a-store will pop up across Canada in Best Buy and Futureshops.

These stores will be staffed with specially trained sales and technical specialists to convince you that everyone should own a Surface tablet and should be running Windows 8.1.

MS Surface 2 now available in Canada

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Microsoft Surface 2 Family

Microsoft Surface 2 Family

Yesterday was a busy tech announcement day and in all the hoopla, the availability of Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 was lost. 

If you are looking to overpay for a laptop that claims to be a tablet then you can now pick on up at a Microsoft store or in participating Canadian retailers.  Surface 2 (originally called Surface RT) is available for $449 and Surface Pro 2 sells for $899.

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iPad mini has the most responsive touch screen

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Agawi conducted a touch screen comparative test to determine with device's screen was the most responsive and the big winner is the Apple iPad mini at 75 milliseconds.

The next best device is the iPad (4th generation) at 81 milliseconds. The third best device is the NVIDIA shield at 92 milliseconds. 

Why is responsiveness important, it is the speed at which the device reacts to your masterful commands and makes handwriting on a tablet much more usable.  

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Microsoft surface RT tablet now $349 (Save $150)

technologyEdward KiledjianComment
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet hasn't taken the world by storm but it is a well built tablet that will meet the demands of most casual users. In order to drum up demand, Microsoft has slashed the price by $150, making the 32GB a very affordable $349. 
Bestbuy Canada has it for $349 too:
I would buy this from a store like BestBuy that has a good return policy and I would get a 64GB model but the 32GB is definitely worth considering.