Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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"Delivered"
by phti on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:16 UTC
phti
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2012-06-02

Delivered is a strong word. I have yet to see prices and release dates.

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RE: "Delivered"
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:30 in reply to ""Delivered""
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Pricing will be competitive with current OEM prices for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.

Availability is supposed to be rather soon for the Windows RT device (Julyish I thought I heard floated around) and a few weeks after Windows 8 GA for the Windows 8 Pro device.

So it'll be as cheap an ARM Tablet for the WinRT version, and as cheap as an Intel Ultrabook. I'm estimating $399 or $499 for the WinRT device and $799 or $899 for the Windows 8 Pro device.

And I don't think any OEM has released Windows 8/WinRT battery life estimates.

What I care more about is concrete specs:
What kind of GPU are in the chips?
Clockspeeds on the processor
Will they have 3G or 4G or just WiFi?

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