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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RE: Dumb Move
by ze_jerkface on Wed 15th Aug 2012 00:46 UTC in reply to "Dumb Move"
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Part of the reason that developers flock to Apple devices is that they are not cheap.

I think you mean vain tech hipsters, not developers.

It's economics that attracts developers, not the consumer price of the platform. We've seen this with game consoles where the cheaper option (ps2 vs xbox) gets more developer support simply because the install bsae is larger.

They should come out at $499 and fight for the 2 or 3 years it will take to get some traction

That would be foolish. Apple can get away with overpricing hardware because it has tricked enough people into believing that the hardware is magically special and not from the same Chinese sweatshops as everything else. Kindle has done the best against the iPad and the $200 price tag is a major part.

Through marketing Apple has convinced millions it is a premium brand. Microsoft's marketing department is terrible and couldn't use the same strategy.

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