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Having them only be available in MS stores (that basically don't exist anywhere but America....and even then, there are only how many?) wasn't really going to work out too well.

The Microsoft store at my local mall is pretty dead most of the time. Though they try really really hard (giving away free T-shirts, and one time a free $25 credit just for taking a two minute Google vs. Bing challenge).

By the way, note to the thread starter that you're not supposed to quote an entire article in the source.
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Can use that as a power Excel user? Can you attach an external monitor and use it in extended view with a standard keyboard/mouse?

Actually you can, micro HDMI takes care of the audio/video needs. Plug in a keyboard and mouse if you must, flip the lid down and enjoy the mini computer.

Even ultrabooks need cooling, which generates sound. These things are SILENT, which is why I love them to death for watching shows/movies. Having a fully functional device like the transformer/surface for multimedia needs is just...a dream come true for me personally. Hell I even got a 1TB external JUST for the transformer.
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Actually you can, micro HDMI takes care of the audio/video needs. Plug in a keyboard and mouse if you must, flip the lid down and enjoy the mini computer.

oh, my bad tongue.gif

I thought that they were still stuck in just Mirror mode

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post #14 of 29
They need despotic control over their supply chain like Apple so that they can produce them in large quantities. Microsoft, historically, sucks at launching new products. It takes a while for them to "get it right".
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I'll be all over the Surface RT if they lower the price to like $299...
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No worries, I only know because I have the original and the TF300t.

Such a shame about the pricing of the surface, more competition is always better for the market. Gives incentives for innovation if anything.

Do you think it has to do with the fact that this is a Microsoft product, and on top of that there is the word "windows" in there? Take price out of the equation completely. I mean to the average joe Microsoft and the windows branding doesn't exactly scream IM THE BEST, FASTEST AND MOST RELIABLE!
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Grizzle: these articles, especially from DigiTimes, don't many times have a source because they work closely with the supply side of the industry in Taiwan and China, of course the sources of information don't want their names revealed, otherwise they would probably get in trouble at work. You either trust DigiTimes or you don't. Personally, I'm more inclined to trust them compared to a lot of other tech sites that post rumours.
 
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I'll be all over the Surface RT if they lower the price to like $299...

QFT

I think the reason it is being killed is because people who could really take advantage of a surface heard about surface pro and are waiting it out. x86 is where the real business still lies. But even that is going to fail due to insane price and low battery life. You might as well be using a laptop at that point.
post #19 of 29
Oh yeah, Windows Tablets sound like such a good idea. The only reason Windows is tolerated at all (well, the only reason I tolerate it), is because all the power apps/games happen to need it.

You see, when I get a tablet, I think "Am I going to use this to do my heavy work/play (Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Crysis 3, etc.)? Nope. I would need a keyboard and mouse for that". With a tablet, I want to be able to read emails, surf the web, watch videos/music, Skype, casual games. Do I need Windows for that?

Android offers way more flexibility at much lower aggravation (and power consumption I bet). Android, I would think would have a much better mobile app ecosystem than Microsoft. Microsoft tablets just sound wrong. I think Microsoft needs to reevaluate its marketing strategy to something better than "Lets try to copy Apple in markets where they are already deeply entrenched!"
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400,000 units? I'm actually surprised it is that high.
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