Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th May 2014 17:48 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Pro 3 device at a press event in New York City today. Like the previous Surface tablets it still includes a kickstand, but Surface chief Panos Panay says it's designed to remove the conflict of buying a laptop or a tablet. The kickstand on the device is multi-stage, and the device is just 9.1mm thick. "This is the tablet than can replace your laptop," claims Panay. Microsoft has moved to a 12-inch screen on the Surface Pro 3 with a 3:2 aspect ratio and HD display, but the new tablet also has thin bezels with a silver and black design. Microsoft will start accepting pre-orders on the Surface Pro 3 tomorrow starting at $799.

It's an amazing piece of hardware, and Microsoft really deserves praise for the amount of power it has managed to pack in such a slim and light package, but the same could be said of the previous Surface Pro - and that one hasn't exactly taken the market by storm either. The problem, is software - something Microsoft was remarkably hush-hush about during the unveiling.

Something else Microsoft was hush-hush about: Windows RT and ARM. No new RT/ARM-based Surface device, and I have a feeling that particular experiment has met its end today.

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RE[3]: amazing?
by smashIt on Wed 21st May 2014 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: amazing?"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Still bloody expensive. I saw an AMD powered HP 11,6" laptop running Windows 8 for AUD299 on the weekend. I would need to spend over AUD2000 to get a Surface pro 3 with the same storage.


hp + amd + 128gb ssd gives me 1 result here in austria:
HP ProBook 6465b

and it costs 1000€, like the surface

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RE[4]: amazing?
by unclefester on Wed 21st May 2014 10:34 in reply to "RE[3]: amazing?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

hp + amd + 128gb ssd gives me 1 result here in austria:
HP ProBook 6465b

and it costs 1000€, like the surface


That's the price of an ultrabook. This was an entry level AMD powered 'netbook' on sale.

Laptops with conventional hard disks are vastly cheaper than ultrabooks. With an ultrabook you pay 2-3x as much to fit the hardware into a smaller package.

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RE[5]: amazing?
by leos on Thu 22nd May 2014 02:19 in reply to "RE[4]: amazing?"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21


That's the price of an ultrabook. This was an entry level AMD powered 'netbook' on sale.

Laptops with conventional hard disks are vastly cheaper than ultrabooks. With an ultrabook you pay 2-3x as much to fit the hardware into a smaller package.


So what you're saying is I can get an inferior product for less money? Shocking!

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