Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Nov 2012 17:55 UTC
Windows "Today, I want to share a bit more detail about the growing Surface family of products and Surface with Windows 8 Pro, specifically around pricing. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899." Stefan Constantine noted on Twitter: "For the price of a Surface Pro ($899), you could buy a Nexus 4 ($349), Nexus 7 ($299), and a Chromebook ($249). Do the math." No matter how hard people are going to shout the Surface Pro is an ultrabook competitor, people will compare it to an iPad.
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awkward
by kristoph on Thu 29th Nov 2012 19:07 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

I really want to like this device but, for all intents and purposes, it's a laptop with a touchscreen. Microsoft (with HP and others) tried this before and it was not a success so I struggle to understand why Microsoft thinks it will be a success this time around.

It's essentially priced to compete with a Macbook Air. It's perhaps going to be a bit more expensive then an air if you include the type cover.

But, realistically, it won't be as good as an air as a laptop, it won't be as portable as iPad or a Nexus 7, it's WAY more expensive then most tablets.

I don't get why you would buy this thing. It's only for diehard Windows fans. Otherwise your going to buy a tablet from Apple or Google et al.

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RE: awkward
by bentoo on Thu 29th Nov 2012 19:30 in reply to "awkward"
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2012-09-21

I really want to like this device but, for all intents and purposes, it's a laptop with a touchscreen. Microsoft (with HP and others) tried this before and it was not a success so I struggle to understand why Microsoft thinks it will be a success this time around.


Major difference this time around is a tablet specific OS.


It's essentially priced to compete with a Macbook Air. It's perhaps going to be a bit more expensive then an air if you include the type cover.

But, realistically, it won't be as good as an air as a laptop, it won't be as portable as iPad or a Nexus 7, it's WAY more expensive then most tablets.
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You're missing the point of usability. Same basic specs and price as an Air but with touchscreen. Way more usability as a "real" computer than an Android tablet or iPad.

Edited 2012-11-29 19:32 UTC

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RE[2]: awkward
by Bobthearch on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE: awkward"
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2006-01-27

A touch screen is more usable than a keyboard?

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