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 ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too expensive"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

What the hell are you talking about? Ever heard of the Kindle Fire? It's $199 and the #2 selling tablet. I have a Nook Tablet and I prefer it over the iPad.

The Kindle Fire HD just came out and the screen is excellent. So for $200 you can get a nice tablet with a decent software library or pay more than 2x for Surface which gets you IE10 and Office Light.

IM GONNA GO GET IN LINE FOR MAH SURFACE PAD

500 DOLLARS IS A GOOD PRICE FOR IE10

Edited 2012-10-17 03:04 UTC

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RE[4]: Too expensive
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Oct 2012 04:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Too expensive"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The Kindle Fire is not an Android tablet. It's also locked out of the Google ecosystem (unless you do software voodoo), and lags horribly. The HD is somewhat improved, but still nowhere near as smooth as the Nexus 7.

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RE[5]: Too expensive
by ze_jerkface on Wed 17th Oct 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Too expensive"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Yes it is an Android tablet. What do you think it is running?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/06/amazon-confirms-kindle-fire-hd-m...

It may have a different store and UI but it's the same OS.

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