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[2]: The Empire Strikes Back
by WereCatf on Thu 18th Oct 2012 13:36 UTC 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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RE[4]: The Empire Strikes Back
by Alfman on Thu 18th Oct 2012 17:40 in reply to "RE[3]: The Empire Strikes Back"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

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

Sorry, I don't mean to be obtuse: do what?

I might eventually have to buy one myself, but it'll be because it's what my clients are using rather than what I want to use. Developers are in a unique position here, and anyways I suspect that it will be a long time before my clients start demanding metro apps.

Windows 8 OS itself without metro bundled in seems like a decent technical upgrade from 7 for the desktop, but there's not much controversy worth talking about there ;)

I could even see myself springing for a windows 8/linux dual boot ARM tablet if it weren't for this damned no-linux-here policy ms is enforcing against manufacturers.

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