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Originally Posted by ahhell View Post

Right.
Everything is Microsoft's fault. rolleyes.gif

Way to bias your own thread. thumb.gif

FYI The Surface Pro is NOT in competition with iPad.

Well, to be fair, he didn't say "Surface Pro". He said "for releasing surface at such a ridiculous price", which means the "Surface RT", since that is the ONLY Surface that has been released to date, and yes, the Surface RT is in competition with the iPad.
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No I would not. I wouldn't pick up anything other than the base 16GB Model of an iPad because the chances of me using that much storage on a device with such a locked down operating system is highly unlikely. But I probably wouldn't buy an iPad in the first place.


I'm personally waiting for tablets to run full fledged operating systems, such as Windows or even Ubuntu. Yes I realize you can install Ubuntu on some of the newer tablets.
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post #23 of 152
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Well, to be fair, he didn't say "Surface Pro". He said "for releasing surface at such a ridiculous price", which means the "Surface RT", since that is the ONLY Surface that has been released to date, and yes, the Surface RT is in competition with the iPad.
How is the RT a "ridiculous price"? It's essentially the same price. rolleyes.gif
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I was dumb enough to pay $800 or whatever for the 64 GB ipad 3 w/LTE...though I really can't say that the device has disappointed me. It actually is a fantastic method of getting light work done, in addition to its powerful content consumption abilities. I travel at least twice a month for work, and I take it with me on every trip. It's actually taken over my laptop on the priority list, and it's light as a feather.

Long story short though, with the hardware the ipad 3 has, I see no reason to upgrade for quite some time. I would assume it will be well into 2014 or 2015 before I go in for another tablet.
    
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Uh, no? I wouldn't buy a 300$ ipad, sooooooooo.....
Made me lol.

I wouldn't either. $800 can buy you a good Android tablet *AND* a nice ultrabook on a hot deal. Then you have both content consumption (on the tablet) and content production with desktop apps covered. An iPad @ $800 is attempting to compete with convertibles like the Lenovo X230T and tablets like the Surface Pro, and it just falls through the floor on its way to the fight at that point. It already falls down in comparison with most decent Android tablets, but... wow. You know the sheople will be lining up for it though!

Personally, between my Galaxy S3 and X230T... I have no need for a dedicated tablet nowadays.
Edited by GoldenTiger - 1/29/13 at 6:24am
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post #26 of 152
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No I would not. I wouldn't pick up anything other than the base 16GB Model of an iPad because the chances of me using that much storage on a device with such a locked down operating system is highly unlikely. But I probably wouldn't buy an iPad in the first place.


I'm personally waiting for tablets to run full fledged operating systems, such as Windows or even Ubuntu. Yes I realize you can install Ubuntu on some of the newer tablets.

Get a keyboard-detachable Windows 8 tablet, or a Surface Pro. Bingo!
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post #27 of 152
Seems to me this marketplace is getting confused constantly, there should be 2 distinct categories, ARM and x86/OSX.
If it's an ARM device running iOS then $800 is just ludicrous, they're good devices but for that money, no. If it's a full fat OSX with a detachable keyboard and digitizer then it's perfectly reasonable, if it packs the same internal hardware as an Air then why not the $800 mark?
It'll be an iOS device as allured to in the article, so overall answer, No.
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Wouldn't buy it for $400.
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post #29 of 152
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How is the RT a "ridiculous price"? It's essentially the same price. rolleyes.gif

Well, the iPad already has a ton of apps and such built up for it and has a much better screen than the RT. IMO, that makes the iPad a better value at the same price than the RT, thus in order for Windows to be competitive to the iPad at this point in time, they need to be less expensive. Now as things build up, and the RT gets a better resolution screen, then I think they could charge the same price as an iPad. Just my opinion though.


http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/mobility/240145158/head-to-head-microsoft-surface-for-windows-rt-vs-apple-ipad-4.htm
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 1/29/13 at 6:30am
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What the.... Not that I need a tablet or anything. But please someone, please! Explain to me how they can get away with this. Who in their right mind buys this crap? What more does that iPad offer compared to competitors?

andrews2547, I find your avatar offers a good reaction to this article. smile.gif

Why asking rhetorical questions...
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