Microsoft finally revealed the UK pricing and shipping date for its overdue Microsoft Surface Pro tablet last week, and V3 managed to get its hands on one ahead of the 23 May release date to give it a thorough test. We were impressed with the performance and ability to run core business apps, but at £719, minus keyboard and Office, this could be offputting for many looking at this for a bring your own device option.
Last week several technology firms came under the spotlight for their low tax payments. The latest V3 column explained why, despite government pressure, it’s unlikely companies like Google and Amazon will be landed with large bills anytime soon.
Dell also took a little time off from questions over its buyout future to unveil its additions to its Precision workstation family, which will ship in early June running Intel’s latest Haswell processor.
Free WiFi was also a hot topic last week, as Camden Council announced plans to offer residents and visitors to the borough 30 minutes of free WiFi access per day. V3 broke the news that two other London councils, Newham and Havering, had ditched their free WiFi plans, while Barnet, Hounslow and Islington all signed up.
Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8 review
A decent business tablet that can run everything you'd find on a PC, but high price tag compared to standard laptops, iPads and Android tablets
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Microsoft Surface Pro priced from £719 in UK, ships 23 May
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London councils Newham and Havering exit free WiFi plans as Barnet and Islington sign up
Five London councils have pulled out of plans to provide London residents with free WiFi access
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