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post #11 of 186
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Originally Posted by Wek View Post


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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Lulz^...

 

Yeah, because Microsoft Windows is unproven and We haven't been using it for the last 26 years..??

 

 

 

Secondly, Android is bearly 5 years old..  and REQUIRES apps to do anything.

  

Notice how I said "apps", notice, they are not real applications, but "applets"..? It is because Android is a toy, meant as a cash cow for google as a marketing experiement. Can you install MS Office on Android..  that software is used more than any other..  I don't need childish apps.. I am not part of the "I am facinated with how much time I can spend using my phone for inane tuff" fad..

 

What is the point of owning a handheld device, if it REQUIRES purchasing additional software to do basic things any Operating System does. Additionally, An "Applet" store is just a gimmick, just marketing... as most people have less than 20 apps on their phone.

 

 

Lastly, "apps" are all Android has going for it, because the Operating System is not a true OS, but simply a Graphics User Interface

post #12 of 186
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Originally Posted by formula m View Post

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

I doubt it. Windows 8 is still not liked by very many people. The price is still in the same range as the iPad, so the surface needs to compete with that
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I want to know what uk prices would be like. Also, the price of the keyboard is very high, all of this makes me want to wait for other manufacturers to start offering the same stuff but much cheaper.
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post #14 of 186
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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.

 

 

Someone else^... will release their Win8 tablet @ at a lower cost ($300+).  Microsoft is establishing their Hardware as high-end stuff. ($500+).  If u want cheap, then go Android, that market is already served ($139+).

post #15 of 186
I'm pissed. For $200, I was definitely getting one of these. I've wanted a 10" tablet for a while, simply to read PDF's on for school because everyone loves PDF documents these rather than giving you books or actual paper and sitting around with a laptop is annoying. Not paying $500 for one of these, not a chance. Especially with a limited OS. So disappointed. I feel crapple'd.
post #16 of 186
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I'm pissed. For $200, I was definitely getting one of these. I've wanted a 10" tablet for a while, simply to read PDF's on for school because everyone loves PDF documents these rather than giving you books or actual paper and sitting around with a laptop is annoying. Not paying $500 for one of these, not a chance. Especially with a limited OS. So disappointed. I feel crapple'd.

I essentially feel the same. I wanted it for heavy word processing and reading while in lectures. However, if the price point is too high I will not be willing to spend so much for such simple tasks.
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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.
I have to agree. Surface needed to be priced competitively, below Ipads enough to make a tangible difference. I'm referring to all Surface tablets, including the X86 version. The 199 rumored price would have been exactly what Microsoft needed to enter the market. Now they're done before they even get started.
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Too expensive for my tastes, especially considering the specs seem less than spectacular when compared to other high-end tablets.
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Nobody cares about the RT.

Agreed, show me the x86 variant.
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I can't get the link to load at all. Is the $500 for the 32 or 64gig version? Either way, I think it should be lower to really compete with Apple.

Still....I'm waiting for the x86 Pro model.
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