Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 17:12 UTC
Windows Microsoft has announced the launch date of the Surface Pro, as well as widened availability of the Surface RT. The Surface Pro will launch in the US and Canada only, 9 February, for a starting price of $899. Surface RT's market availability, in the meantime, will expand to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, also 9 February. Considering I was planning on ordering one from Germany, they're just in time so I can order from The Netherlands.
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Doesn't make sense...
by snip3rm00n on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 19:42 UTC
snip3rm00n
Member since:
2011-06-08

Why get a Surface Pro tablet when you can get a Windows 8 laptop or tablet from an OEM for less with way better specs? It just doesn't make sense and isn't worth the price tag.

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RE: Doesn't make sense...
by Nelson on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:10 in reply to "Doesn't make sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I always thought the Surface Pro was quite competitive for the Ultrabook class processor inside it.

I think they should have a lower end Intel tablet though, I'd buy one. I don't need the over the top performance.

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RE: Doesn't make sense...
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:11 in reply to "Doesn't make sense..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Why get a Surface Pro tablet when you can get a Windows 8 laptop or tablet from an OEM for less with way better specs? It just doesn't make sense and isn't worth the price tag.


Way better specs? Seriously?!? This is a tablet running a Core i5 processor. I'd like to see a link to a machine with better specs...

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RE[2]: Doesn't make sense...
by bowkota on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:41 in reply to "RE: Doesn't make sense..."
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

Way better specs? Seriously?!? This is a tablet running a Core i5 processor. I'd like to see a link to a machine with better specs...


Those "better specs" come at a cost: money, weight, battery life.

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