Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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RE: Pricing
by MollyC on Wed 17th Oct 2012 11:44 UTC in reply to "Pricing"
MollyC
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2006-07-04

Well I guess this was bogus:

http://www.osnews.com/story/26274/Surface_for_Windows_RT_just_199_

It would have sold like hotcakes at $199 or even $299. But $499? I predict a flop.


Anyone with a working brain knew that the $199 price was bogus. This device likely has the highest build quality of any tablet or laptop ever made; to expect it to sell at the prices used for the "piece of junk" market (like the Silvania Android tablets that are sold at drug stores and are literally given away by banks when one opens a savings account) is foolish.

As far as your "flop" prediction, you might want to actually put a numerical definitoin on that, and when you do so, know that Microsoft is only making 3 to 5 million units for the rest of this year. Given that, what is your definition of flop? How many must Microsoft sell by the end of the year to avoid "flop" by your definition?

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