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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RE: Market comparison
by r_a_trip on Tue 16th Oct 2012 14:05 UTC in reply to "Market comparison"
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

At least that ultrabook is running a true multipurpose OS. Windows RT on this machine is just a glorified phone OS.

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RE[2]: Market comparison
by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Oct 2012 20:09 in reply to "RE: Market comparison"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Why do you need full blown multi-tasking and windows on such a small machine is beyond me.

The multi-tasking thing is brought up again and again with Tablets and Phones ... yet iPhones and iPads sell like hot-cakes.

So most people obviously don't care.

Edited 2012-10-16 20:13 UTC

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RE[3]: Market comparison
by _txf_ on Tue 16th Oct 2012 21:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Market comparison"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Why do you need full blown multi-tasking and windows on such a small machine is beyond me.

The multi-tasking thing is brought up again and again with Tablets and Phones ... yet iPhones and iPads sell like hot-cakes.

So most people obviously don't care.


If I'm working I usually need all sorts of windows open at the same time. Task switching, copy+paste etc is still way too jarring and clumsy for me to feel comfortable. Sure it is possible for some people, but not for everybody.

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