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The cheapest way to buy into Surface will be the $499 base model. This will give you 32GB of storage, but won't come with a Touch Cover membrane keyboard-cum-cover. $599 will get you a 32GB model with a black Touch Cover, and $699 a 64GB unit, also with a black Touch Cover.
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Standalone Touch Covers in black, white, magenta, cyan, and red will retail for $119.99. Type Covers—a clicky keyboard with actual key switches—will come in black only, and cost $129.99.

PC World

Ars Technica



US Prices

UK Prices

EU Prices (Germany)

What do you people think of the price?
Edited by TheByt3 - 10/17/12 at 5:02am
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This will be on everyone xmas list..  price is irrelevant!

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This will be on everyone xmas list..  price is irrelevant!


What makes you think any average user would prefer an unproven OS that lacks developers and apps over either other system with proven track record and app catalog?

This should have been a loss leader to gain market, instead it's trying to directly compete in a competitive market while having no advantage over other options.

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What makes you think any average user would prefer an unproven OS that lacks developers and apps over either other system with proven track record and app catalog?
This should have been a loss leader to gain market, instead it's trying to directly compete in a competitive market while having no advantage over other options.
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Because it's new and shiny and different and no one has one yet...

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Doesn't bode well for UK prices.

On the other hand, I have an excuse to wait for another manufacturers hybrid that may end up being cheaper.

This will no doubt be a disappointment to those who were excited about a $200-300 price point that was mentioned when these products were announced.

Just have to wonder how much of this price increase came from other manufacturers crying their eyes out about MS potentially offering surface tabs from $200.

Would make sense imo as Ballmer said $300-$800 is the sweet spot for surface tablets, but their lower end product is approaching the top end of their "sweet spot". Meaning that the higher end will most likely go over.

Doesn't make sense any other way for them to ignore their own designated sweet spot for their own products.

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That video is going to sell so many of these lol.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 10/16/12 at 8:40am
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Doing fine with my Nexus 7, I'll pass.
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Nobody cares about the RT.
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Kind of reminds me of old iPod videos.
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post #9 of 186
I think it's priced too high. Competing against Apple is a mistake. If they could release Windows tablets in the $200 - 400 range and compete with the Kindle Fire and cheaper Android devices instead, I think they'd stand a fair chance. But for this price, I think people will just buy iPads instead.

If there was a Windows tablet in the $200 - 300 range I'd get one for sure. But for now I'll just remain tablet-less.
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Bad precedent being set with the price. Even if it was unrealistic, this thing just doesn't have enough to breakthrough if it is priced around the same as all the established products.
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