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: Tipping point
by drcouzelis on Tue 16th Oct 2012 16:27 UTC in reply to "Tipping point"
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

Vista was a total failure but Windows 7 and Kinect were a success.

It what way was Kinect a success? Do you have a citation?

...I don't mean to sound confrotational. I don't know if Kinect was a success or a failure. I'm just curious. ;) I saw the Kinect in the store and at a friend's house. Both times nobody could get it to work. ;)

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RE[2]: Tipping point
by JPisini on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:06 in reply to "RE: Tipping point"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

"Vista was a total failure but Windows 7 and Kinect were a success.

It what way was Kinect a success? Do you have a citation?

...I don't mean to sound confrotational. I don't know if Kinect was a success or a failure. I'm just curious. ;) I saw the Kinect in the store and at a friend's house. Both times nobody could get it to work. ;)
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There is a Microsoft store across the street from where I work and While I don't know if Kinect was a success or not I don't have one and neither does anyone I know (kind of says something). I have seen it working in the store and it does track pretty well. Of course one would hope that Microsoft would know the proper settings and distances to set one up.

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RE[2]: Tipping point
by n4cer on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE: Tipping point"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

It what way was Kinect a success? Do you have a citation?

...I don't mean to sound confrotational. I don't know if Kinect was a success or a failure. I'm just curious. ;) I saw the Kinect in the store and at a friend's house. Both times nobody could get it to work. ;)


As of 2011, it was the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12697975

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RE[2]: Tipping point
by bowkota on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE: Tipping point"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

"Vista was a total failure but Windows 7 and Kinect were a success.

It what way was Kinect a success? Do you have a citation?

...I don't mean to sound confrotational. I don't know if Kinect was a success or a failure. I'm just curious. ;) I saw the Kinect in the store and at a friend's house. Both times nobody could get it to work. ;)
"

I haven't used it myself but from what my friends tell me it's quite good. What I do know is that they sold lots of them and the Xbox had strong sales after its introduction.
Im a Physics student and if you search the web you'll see the Kinect being used in all sorts ways for experimental purposes both in the office and at uni. When a product aimed primarily at the game console market manages to have such an appeal in so many other technological areas, it can only be considered a success in my opinion.

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