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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Really
by bentoo on Thu 29th Nov 2012 19:21 UTC
bentoo
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2012-09-21

Not knocking the price as the existing i5 tablets are >$1k. The only things that don't work for me is that it has a fan and probably mediocre battery life.

However, comparing it to a Nexus 4 + Nexus 7 + Chromebook is an obvious troll. None of these are close to being considered full featured computers and the ARM processor is still 3-4 years behind Intel on everything except battery life.

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RE: Really
by tylerdurden on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:15 in reply to "Really"
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2009-03-17

Yeah, battery life is totally a non-issue for mobile devices...

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RE: Really
by No it isnt on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:24 in reply to "Really"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Actually, the Chromebook beats Intel (Atom) for most things in addition to battery life. Then again, that's Atom.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=samsung_exynos5_...

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RE[2]: Really
by bentoo on Fri 30th Nov 2012 09:21 in reply to "RE: Really"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Actually, the Chromebook beats Intel (Atom) for most things in addition to battery life. Then again, that's Atom.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=samsung_exyn...


Nice comparing Samsung's latest to Atoms released in 2008 (single core at that!) and 2010. Even so it barely bests the D525 in some tests. The i3, also from 2010 and now 2 generations behind beats it in every category.


Fact is, ARM isnt the magic processor people make it out to be.

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