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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Horrible pricing
by ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:37 UTC
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Windows on a tablet but you can't run Windows software so it's basically IE and office light. Oh and that IE can't run plug-ins and only allows "accepted" Flash sites (no indy or naughty stuff).

And with a keyboard it costs more than an iPad.

Any Windows 8 defenders left here? Anyone want to tell me that I was being too harsh on Ballmer or Sinofsky? Gee whiz maybe you Windows 8 defenders should pay attention next time the VAST MAJORITY of Windows bloggers call a version of Windows a POS. Yes Ballmer really is a dumbass and yes he really did put a clueless Steve Jobs wannabe in charge of Windows. You can agree now or later, don't be the last person to figure this out.

Edited 2012-10-17 02:39 UTC

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RE: Horrible pricing
by darknexus on Wed 17th Oct 2012 07:55 in reply to "Horrible pricing"
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Oh and that IE can't run plug-ins and only allows "accepted" Flash sites (no indy or naughty stuff).

Apparently it's not enough for them to dictate what we can install, they also want to dictate the web pages we can use. Even Apple hasn't tried to go that far. Next thing you know, IE will only view accepted or signed web sites altogether. Both companies piss me off, but Microsoft is starting to retake their place as the king of the arsehole hill.

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