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[2]: Too expensive
by tomcat on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:43 UTC 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[4]: Too expensive
by n4cer on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Too expensive"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

It'd be nice to see what would happen to an Acer Iconia W510 if subjected to this drop test.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSyp9OUM1s#t=0h0m22s

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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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