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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I appreciate your point and it was a somewhat trite example.

I was replying to the notion that these things don't exist ... and if you really cared that much you would maybe do a bit of research before claiming the opposite was true. I literally googled that off the top of my head ... there was no big effort to find the no OS option. I appreciate it maybe different in different countries.

My argument is that people who wish to control the platform they use as much as people on here do, They are a niche and we should expect to be treated as a niche market by the larger players.

You don't have fixed gear bicycle riders complaining about their Japanese NJS components (very fashionable) are expensive ... because they understand that they aren't what the mass market is geared towards.

Edited 2012-10-17 21:13 UTC

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