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[4]: Market comparison
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Market comparison"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

But I don't want the extra lightness, I want functionality that is useful to me, a non traveller that rarely moves his laptop out of the house. And, I'd suspect most notebook buyers are like myself. Its nice that its under ten pounds and I can move it around the house, but its okay if it weighs more than my cutting board.

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RE[5]: Market comparison
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Oct 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Market comparison"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well then the product isn't aimed at you.

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RE[6]: Market comparison
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Market comparison"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't think the product is aimed at %70 of the notebook buyers, which is why I don't recommend them to friends looking for notebooks.

I think surface works best targeted to a percentage of that 30% that wants a cheaper ultrabook.

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