Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:36 UTC
Windows "According to an inside source, a session was held at Microsoft's recent TechReady15 conference in which all the launch details were laid out. If things go according to the plan detailed then, the Surface for Windows RT tablet will be launching October 26th - no surprise there - at a compelling price of $199." My wallet just squealed in pure bliss.
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sagum
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2006-01-23

Wouldn't be surprised if they did have the sub $200 price tag. They already sell xboxes at a loss when they are first introduced. The tablets are no different as they'll be getting 20% cut from any sales of apps on the Windows Store. It might not seem like much to cover the cost of the machine, and I'm guessing it won't at the start, but their user base they want to create NEEDS to be there. Its not something they can brush off if it (Windows 8) doesn't work.
Microsoft has to edge its bets on this mobile market. Apple already have the mobile phone and tablet market that is worth more then Microsoft's desktop market, and that is slipping away month by month as people move away from Desktop machines in favor of tablets and phones.

So we have these machines, part of Microsofts bigger plan to get Windows 8 mobile.They can, and may have to , affort to take a big hit and loss to stay realivent... I think for a lot of people Microsoft may have already missed the boat.


Still, does that price tag include the keyboard as well or just a basic tablet?

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