Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[2]: Want!!!
by unclefester on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 03:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Want!!!"
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Because make no mistake: between the Magnesium+PVD with micron tolerances, the gorilla glass and the fact they need to avoid competiting with their own OEM, expect a very, very high price, even if MS tries to sell it at a loss like a game console. Why do you think nodody pulled it before? Eh.

It is simply a myth that magnesium cases, gorilla glass etc are very expensive. A magnesium case is simply die cast and CNC machined by an OEM supplier - the cost is only a couple of bucks.

A couple of years ago I sourced high end (Rolex quality) stainless steel watch bracelets in China. They cost a mere 59 cents each in bulk.

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