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Winter Storm Nemo Cancels Microsoft’s Surface Pro NYC Event

Microsoft Surface ProMicrosoft is finding Nemo to be quite the buzzkill. The software giant had planned a big New York launch party Friday night for the Surface Pro, which goes on sale Saturday. Panos Panay, who leads the Surface effort, had planned to preside over an event at a Manhattan Best Buy to mark the debut. However, the huge East Coast blizzard is forcing Microsoft to call off the event. “Surface Pro launch activities in NYC have been cancelled due to weather; our best wishes for everyone impacted by the blizzard,” Microsoft said in a statement. Surface Pro is the Intel-based big brother to the Surface RT tablet that went on sale in October. It adds an Intel chip for more processing power and compatibility with older Windows software. However, the added performance comes with added weight and shorter battery life.

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