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[3]: Too expensive
by unclefester on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too expensive"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

The only really good one so far is the Nexus 7, but that's missing HDMI, and has anemic storage space.


Most people don't use HDMI. The cheap tablets all have an SD slot.

Techies nearly always confuse their needs with the needs of the vast majority of people. Most people just want to browse, watch youtube videos or read emails.

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RE[4]: Too expensive
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Oct 2012 04:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Too expensive"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Most people don't use HDMI.


I guess that's why the new Nook and Kindle tablets have HDMI ports, since it's such a worthless feature ;)

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RE[5]: Too expensive
by unclefester on Wed 17th Oct 2012 07:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Too expensive"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

I guess that's why the new Nook and Kindle tablets have HDMI ports, since it's such a worthless feature ;)


I didn't claim that HDMI is worthless - just non-essential.

The Kindle and Nook are deliberately crippled multimedia devices designed for the US market.

The cheap android tablets are primarily designed for very low cost internet access.

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