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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Kicking myself
by quackalist on Thu 18th Oct 2012 00:55 UTC
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2007-08-27

Keep having to kick myself to remember this is the price for the RT Atom, not really windows, version. WTF, not sure how they expect this to run but more so when the real windows surface comes next year...epic fail!

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RE: Kicking myself
by WereCatf on Thu 18th Oct 2012 01:36 in reply to "Kicking myself"
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2006-02-15

Keep having to kick myself to remember this is the price for the RT Atom


Atom? I'm not sure if I am reading your sentence correctly as it's somewhat jumbled up, but this Surface discussed here uses NVIDIA Tegra3 as its CPU.

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RE[2]: Kicking myself
by quackalist on Thu 18th Oct 2012 02:44 in reply to "RE: Kicking myself"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

My mistake, not sure were that came from. Anyway, Surface RT is the version that wont run legacy windows apps and the Surface Pro that arrives in 2013 does so the fundamentals of what I was saying holds, for me anyway. Surface RT comes in roughly at the price I'd consider for Pro. Can understand others might have more leeway but don't see too many having enough to consider RT over an iPad or some other tablet, it brings nothing very much to the market, and though the pro might be desirable for windows users it's cost is going to be so high I fail to see it selling much at all...epic fail.

I might be proved wrong, maybe others will get it right , but I doubt it.

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