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[5]: Market comparison
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Oct 2012 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Market comparison"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Well then the product isn't aimed at you.

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RE[6]: Market comparison
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Market comparison"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't think the product is aimed at %70 of the notebook buyers, which is why I don't recommend them to friends looking for notebooks.

I think surface works best targeted to a percentage of that 30% that wants a cheaper ultrabook.

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RE[7]: Market comparison
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Market comparison"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I would say it fits perfectly with what I want, my aging Dell D430 is fit for a replacement it gets used on trips and when I have to write emails etc outside of work ... the Surface for me would be a good replacement.

We will see who wants it and who doesn't in the coming months. I hope it does decently because I don't want a two horse race again.

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