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Despite early struggles, Microsoft pushes ahead with Surface tablets
Despite early struggles, Microsoft pushes ahead with Surface tablets

Microsoft had a rough go with the first generation of its Surface tablets, but the company hasn't let those early struggles deter its mission to compete in the tablet market. The first set of Surface tablets -- the RT and the Pro -- was slow to sell, so much so that Microsoft was forced to take a $900-million charge over the summer due to unsold inventory. Later, the company also cut the price of both products.  The Surface was supposed to be Microsoft's answer to the Apple iPad, but despite clever ads that showed off some of the Surface's superior features, Apple still has a dominant grip on the tablet market. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's...