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]: Comment by Luminair
by krreagan on Wed 17th Oct 2012 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

This is out of MS's comfort zone and MS has proved time and time again that they cannot perform outside there comfort zone (Zune, WinCE, Windows Phone...).

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Oct 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What does this have to do with the quality of the device?

From what I have seen it looks:

* Well made
* Well designed
* Robust

I haven't held one or seen one in person, I doubt you have either. But from what I have seen via videos and promotions it does seem to be well made.

Claiming it is a Pile of Shit, when you haven't used or even held is ignorance.

Edited 2012-10-17 20:30 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by krreagan on Thu 18th Oct 2012 21:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

"looks" Well made? a Dell looks well made until you have to use it!
"looks" Well designed? until it gets torn down by a reputable site I'll go on history and MS's history with HW is dubious at best.
Looks: Robust? I can think of many things that keyboard looks like (POS, Crap...) none of which are robust.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by zima on Sat 20th Oct 2012 15:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

This is out of MS's comfort zone and MS has proved time and time again that they cannot perform outside there comfort zone (Zune, WinCE, Windows Phone...).

Disk operating systems, GUI, office suites, or gaming consoles were once outside MS comfort zone, too. And MS has proved time and time again, with a little doze of persistence, to dominate fields they decide to focus on.

PS. And WinCE is moderately widely deployed - the thing about ~embedded stuff: you don't see it.

Edited 2012-10-20 15:29 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Alfman on Sat 20th Oct 2012 18:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

zima,

"PS. And WinCE is moderately widely deployed - the thing about ~embedded stuff: you don't see it."

...until it crashes.

http://www.techmynd.com/50-plus-blue-screen-of-death-displays-in-pu...

Sorry I couldn't help myself ;)

Many devices I'd have never thought to be running windows until seeing them crash.

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