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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

zima,

"Well, I go to ceneo.pl (possibly the most popular and well-known here catalogue of products and online shops), to 'laptops' category (noting that a laptop without an OS is the most popular one), pick 'no OS' and 'Linux' options, and..."

I visited the link to verify your claim, but I cannot read it ;) so I'll take you at your word. If it is the case that no-os is the most popular option there, it makes me wonder how many people are not getting what they really want when there isn't a no-os choice.

Heck, not even talking in terms of alternate OS, some people might routinely be overwriting a bundled copy of windows home with a standalone copy of windows professional, because no-os isn't a choice. I'm sure a good chunk of windows sales go to customers who'd rather buy windows licenses separately and reuse it if no-OS systems were easier to buy. I'm really curious as to how often bundled windows licenses are oversold like this.

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