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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Comment by rain
by rain on Wed 17th Oct 2012 15:34 UTC
rain
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It seems reasonably priced to me given that the build quality is supposed to be excellent. And I think it's this price range that MS should focus on.

It would be a lot more attractive for $100 less since the touch cover is the major selling point at the moment.

I personally wouldn't buy it over an iPad a the moment though. And given that there has been a lot of negative reactions regarding the price, it doesn't seem to be all that appealing in general.
I fail to understand why some people expected it to start at $199 though. Would be rather pointless for MS to make the effort at that price.

Edited 2012-10-17 15:49 UTC

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