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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Too expensive
by ronaldst on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:41 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

299$ is the max I can put on a 720p tablet.

These prices are not competitive.

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RE: Too expensive
by ronaldst on Tue 16th Oct 2012 13:46 in reply to "Too expensive"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

If China can build acceptable 89$ ICS/Android tablets why should I buy an overpriced 500$+ WinRT tablet that has zero apps?

All revealed Windows tablets are priced to stay on the shelves.

I am sooo disappointed. ;)

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RE[2]: Too expensive
by WorknMan on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:41 in reply to "RE: Too expensive"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If China can build acceptable 89$ ICS/Android tablets why should I buy an overpriced 500$+ WinRT tablet that has zero apps?


If by 'acceptable', do you mean sub-par? I've not seen one for under $200 that wasn't absolute shit.

Everybody wanting to scrape the bottom of the barrel and demanding a $300 or lower price point is the reason why we struggle to get any decent Android tablets. The only really good one so far is the Nexus 7, but that's missing HDMI, and has anemic storage space.

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RE[2]: Too expensive
by ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:46 in reply to "RE: Too expensive"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

If China can build acceptable 89$ ICS/Android tablets why should I buy an overpriced 500$+ WinRT tablet that has zero apps?

All revealed Windows tablets are priced to stay on the shelves.

I am sooo disappointed. ;)


Why was he voted down for this comment? The general reaction has been that the prices are too high.

I guess Microsoft fanboys actually have to watch the bus fall off a cliff and explode before they have a discussion on whether or not the driver might be crazy.

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RE: Too expensive
by gsyoungblood on Tue 16th Oct 2012 19:08 in reply to "Too expensive"
gsyoungblood Member since:
2007-01-09

My thoughts too. First thing I thought was they priced themselves out of the market. For $200 less I'd consider it. At $199 I was ready to buy one immediately.

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RE[2]: Too expensive
by tomcat on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:43 in reply to "RE: Too expensive"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

My thoughts too. First thing I thought was they priced themselves out of the market. For $200 less I'd consider it. At $199 I was ready to buy one immediately.


Yes, they have priced themselves out of the "piece of shit" market. Which is fine. The quality of those POS machines can't even begin to touch Surface.

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RE[2]: Too expensive
by MollyC on Wed 17th Oct 2012 11:17 in reply to "RE: Too expensive"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Priced themselves out of the $200 market? Maybe because they don't want to sell at a loss. Just a thought.

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