TechDeville: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT is now up for preorder with price starting from $499 without the keyboard
I was really excited for this befor the price
It's priced correctly. I don't know what your expectations were
I was expecting maybe the price range of 300-400 for the RT and 600-800 for the pro. Tablet tech has been out for a while and if they wanted to compete with apple they should have priced it a bit under what apple has.....I was ready to sell my ipad to get one untill i couldnt afford it
I'm sorry, but it's not priced correctly. If you aren't Apple, you're going to have to undercut them on price in order to be successful. Just look at Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7. They are dirt cheap which is why they're so popular. Then when you factor in the fact that MS's app store is going to be a joke when compared to Apple, you have a tablet that is expensive and won't have the apps that you want/need. For that price, they should have included the keyboard. The lack of apps alone is enough of a reason to expect this tablet to fail. Look, I HATE Apple. Nothing would make me happier than to have someone beat the iPad. I just don't see this tablet being the one to do it. It's expensive, poor app support, and it's from MS- MS doesn't have the best reputation. Perhaps the app support will get up to par but that's a bit of a risk considering Google can't even get their app store on par with Apple. If you want to beat the iPad, they hardware has to be just as good, the apps have to be there, and it has to be cheaper than the iPad.
I was expecting 299 -399 for a base tablet that inst exe comparable and this pricing for the real deal full version. but I guess you cant expect good from this. what an apple move shame on them really. up to 1100$ (assuming the non rt price could be this high in the air) for a tablet you might as well buy a new laptop when you think about it.
I think it could've/should've been 100.00 cheaper maybe. Maybe even 50.00 cheaper. But with enough marketing and getting the word out it could do well. I really just cant believe they priced the typing cover at 120.00. I just dont see why they feel the need to price it so high. Of course, I dont know the amount that it costs them to make it but damn.
to be fair you can just buy your own keyboard and mouse combo for it
and they expect to compete with ipad with this price? well.. good luck! you'll need that
How is that pricing not competitive with the iPad? 32GB Surface is $499 USD. 3rd-gen 16GB iPad is $499 USD. The 3rd-gen 32GB iPad is $100 more than the Surface. Don't forget that the Surface has a USB port, native HD-out port, and a microSD card slot to expand the memory or get pictures off your phone/camera. All of those features require adapters for the iPad.
because apple is a luxury brand, your technology shouldn't even be in that range. wtf 500$ for a slate of lcd and metal that costs under 150$ to make. I honestly think Microsoft is charging its self for the dam os instead of giving it away in their own devices. and the freaking apple hipsters no I dont even know what they are yet. the freaking technology hipsters and band wagoners and website casual sheep fanbase yuppies just preorder this shit away triggering lights in Microsofts head telling them the pricing is a good idea. these sheep are just ruining the market. had the real tech people taken a stand and said no we would have real pricing.
Microsoft has priced them selves out of the competition imo. This is the lower end version of the tablet with almost no apps ready for it and yet it's priced closely with the ipad which has a massive install base and millions of apps available. Sure its nice that you get office built in but from a consumer point of view, going with the IPAD seems to be the better deal and $500 - $700 is too big of an investment to make on a new product that is just now entering a mature environment.
it doesn't run windows based software on it? i thought RT was just a lighter windows 8 os?
It can't, I don't have expert knowledge on hardware so I can't say I'm with 100% certainty why but I've read somewhere that it's because windows rt devices uses arm processors. This type of a processor has a different architecture than desktop processors and it would be impossible to run windows applications on it. proof that it can't run desktop apps comes straight from the horses mouth http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... scroll to frequently asked questions and read the first Q&A "Note that desktop apps can't run on Windows RT" Not to be confused with the higher end model though which can run desktop applications though due to the fact that it is using an intel processor
Yep and that shows how MS is fragmenting itself right out of the gate. To have different versions of the tablet which can't run all the same apps is NOT a good idea. The iPad doesn't have that problem. ALL iPads can run ALL the apps (that I'm aware of anyway). They should have made either all of them ARM-based or all of them Intel-based. That would've produced less confusion amongst consumers. Either way, I think it's great they're throwing in Office for free and built-in. Nice.
I already put down 2 pre-orders for christmas. The second that campos ad went up, my niece was all over it. Of course, I'm waiting for the pro version.
I don't see this competing with the iPad at all. Plus if apple drops a mini iPad it will definitely be cheaper than the surface. Which will cut into sells of the surface tablet.
If thats the prices for the standard prices but I can't even think what the Pro version, the one i want to buy, will cost.
I won't buy Windows 8 because I just don't the faith to believe in Microsoft. Microsoft never said OK, lets build from Windows 7 and add the metro at the core but the system is still Windows 7 at its core. (Look at Lion and Mountain Lion, ML was the addition of many sought after features for Lion). Same as when OSX upgraded from Snow Leopard, they never dissed there own heritage. Instead of that MS built off Windows 7 and created a brand new OS. Putting restrictions into the OS to help drive sale through it. Same as XP > VISTA > W7 > W8 they never enhance a OS and or breathe life into it. They just make OS after OS and Windows 8 will be replaced by Windows 9 in 2-3 years time leaving everyone out in the cold.
no one is left out in the cold as you say. as people still use 98 to this day. and XP still is widely used in the corporate world. the only thing left to die from what you named was vista. but i'm not gonna defend microsoft today, this is a shame thread. shame on them.
M$ just saber rattle their customers with threats of security, patches and updates for old products, when they want you to update.
WHY THE FLYING F&CK IS THE KEYBOARD 129.99 US DOLLARS?
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