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: The Empire Strikes Back
by Gullible Jones on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "The Empire Strikes Back"
Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

Wow. I could see people shelling out for the higher end ones, just to get an x86 tablet that ran a desktop version of Windows, so they could actually install stuff on it. But why would anyone want the ARM version?

I am confused.

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RE[2]: The Empire Strikes Back
by WereCatf on Thu 18th Oct 2012 13:36 in reply to "RE: The Empire Strikes Back"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Wow. I could see people shelling out for the higher end ones, just to get an x86 tablet that ran a desktop version of Windows, so they could actually install stuff on it. But why would anyone want the ARM version?


I believe that many (most?) of these people haven't actually realized that this ARM-version cannot run their old apps and games and will be sorely disappointed when they find that out.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We won't know until later. I suspect those who have bought them do.

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