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[6]: The Empire Strikes Back
by WereCatf on Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The Empire Strikes Back"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

People don't expect the iPad to run Mac Programs.


I'd say that's mostly because an iPad doesn't have the same name as, say, Macbook Air. I've had several people asking how to get this or that game or application on their phone, because "it clearly says it needs this windows and I have windows on my phone, see?!" while waving their CD or DVD in the air. I may have just met the really obtuse ones, but some luddites just don't see the difference between one Windows and another Windows. Apple has better naming-scheme here, with similar names that are easy enough to remember, but distinctive enough to tell them apart.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

But are Luddites going to be pre-ordering on Microsoft's website?

Edited 2012-10-18 19:45 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

But are luddites going to be pre-ordering on Microsofts website?


That I do not know. I have never actually thought about that.

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Imagine it more to do with most iPad buyers weren't Mac users and wouldn't have known, had little preconception, what to expect.

Possible Win RT users are another matter. Unless spelt out in BIG letters, dayglo even, don't discount the possibility large hordes of Windows users will assume any Windows tablet is Windows, full stop. After all, it does look like Win 8...

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