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Why would you think any company would have your best interest in mind? Apple, Microsoft, any company for that matter is here to make the most money off of you while using the cheapest way to do it.

This.

It's called capitalism.
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This.
It's called capitalism.

Technically they believe they have your best interest in mind when you pay for whatever they provide even if you don't exactly agree with it or use it. It is in the companies interest to meet your interests. And if you're buying a product that you're not happy with you have no one except other consumers to blame. There are two sides to capitalism and consumers need to start taking responsibility for their half.

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Where's that number from?
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Technically they believe they have your best interest in mind when you pay for whatever they provide even if you don't exactly agree with it or use it. It is in the companies interest to meet your interests. And if you're buying a product that you're not happy with you have no one except other consumers to blame. There are two sides to capitalism and consumers need to start taking responsibility for their half.
+1 for XNine and anyone else with the understanding of the business end of things.

The goal of a company is to make money.
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rofl people still give monetary value to MS Office? You can get freaking FREE alternatives

 

 

Why?  Bcuz they are free..?

 

I don't want free software, I want software thats operates exactly like my software on my desktop. So does everyone I know.

 

No "applet" on a cheap gui-driven android os, will compete with a real oS , with real software suites. The fact that MS Office has seamless intigration between win8 phone, surface & PC makes jumping on MS ecosystem better than android, or Apple.

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Maybe not yet, but Libreoffice will have an HTML5 online variant supposedly out by the end of the year.
Give it time, there will be WinRT Office alternatives, no matter what M$ wants.

Nobody will beat MS Office, while being free at the same time. Some HTML5 app will never be as good as a fully fledged desktop application frown.gif
MS Office is the driving force for these tablets.
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As has been said Microsoft would have spent a lot of money to build this tablet, and you need to factor that in when looking at its cost. They definitely aren't making all that profit off every device. However don't dismiss the money Apple invests into their products either.

Yeah, very little.
Uh no. They spent $2.4 billion in 2011. That's a substantial amount of money considering the small number of products they sell.

Uh, yeah, that is very little compared to what other companies, like MS, invest. : ))
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Uh, yeah, that is very little compared to what other companies, like MS, invest. : ))

I may have missed it out of ignorance, but how much DID MS invest?
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9.6 billion last year, 9.5 2010 and 9 billion 2009.

For a company likemicrosoft which has always focussed on software they spend a lot of money on research. For a company like apple which has a hand in every pocket its quite horrible how little they give back to the industry. Innovation would be a lot faster without Apple.


Another example of the mindset of other lesding providers. Samsung makes less profit than Apple but has come out on many occasions stating that market share is more important. IE giving a goof product to as many people as possible is important.

For good quality cheap tablets theres a market in the android devices. For the higher priced tablets surface will now compete against the iPad and its okay to be afraid that a better product is around the corner.
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9.6 billion last year, 9.5 2010 and 9 billion 2009.
For a company likemicrosoft which has always focussed on software they spend a lot of money on research. For a company like apple which has a hand in every pocket its quite horrible how little they give back to the industry. Innovation would be a lot faster without Apple.

Sources? smile.gif
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