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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Sorry Thom..
by fadingdust on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:47 UTC
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But at that price the battery life has GOT to be 1 hour max!

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RE: Sorry Thom..
by gedmurphy on Tue 14th Aug 2012 17:08 in reply to "Sorry Thom.."
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over 8 hours of HD video playback!

From the windows blog:

Scenario - Early production range

HD Video Playback - 8 hours to 13 hours of scenario run time
Connected Standby - 320 hours to 409 hours of scenario run time

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RE[2]: Sorry Thom..
by bassbeast on Tue 14th Aug 2012 21:47 in reply to "RE: Sorry Thom.."
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Are those real independent tests? or more marketing BS? because we've all seen with the laptops their "playback time" is a load of deep fried poo.

So I have to agree with the other guy that unless they are taking a PS3 sized bath on the unit price the battery life is gonna suck, no different than how you can buy a $199 Atom netbook but you get the lousy 3 cell battery and are lucky to get 3 hours out of the thing. Like it or not Lithium Ion batteries? EXPENSIVE. And to make it as thin as the pics we are talking about serious custom jobs, not the bog standard cells everyone uses in the laptops which means even MORE expensive.

Considering as we read all over the net MSFT wouldn't let reviewers actually put their hands on them for their "hands on" reviews? Yeah something smells fishy and I'm not buying it until an actual third party not being paid by MSFT puts one through the paces and gives us the real numbers.

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