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: Too expensive
by gsyoungblood on Tue 16th Oct 2012 19:08 UTC 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[3]: Too expensive
by darknexus on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Too expensive"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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.

You have hands-on experience with it? Do share.

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RE[3]: Too expensive
by ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Too expensive"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

They have priced themselves out of the Fire/Nook/Galaxy market and into a magical fantasy land where people pay $500 for a version of Windows that doesn't work with Window software.

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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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RE[3]: Too expensive
by tonny on Wed 17th Oct 2012 14:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Too expensive"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Yeah, right. the BOM and whatnot of the surface is like ~$400. With no GSM. They get the material from Mars, and sent it to Earth. How can they want to sold it at lost, right, bud? It's so much better than the rest of crap gadget out 'dere. It innovative, from the future.. Smart boy.. ;)

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