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64GB iPad 4 - 699.99
64GB Surface pro - 899.99

I think the $200 is worth it for what you're getting.

I really want one, but $1120 for the 128GB+type cover puts it a little out of my reach.
The pen functionality really puts it over the top for productivity.
    
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In all fairness, the Zune beat the pants off of the iPod in every single way... except for marketing and long term support.
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In all fairness, the Zune beat the pants off of the iPod in every single way... except for marketing and long term support.

Indeed Zune was an awesome product, just didn't catch on in the market. Although portable music players are pointless now since every modern smartphone does the same exact thing just as good or better.....
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Biased article is biased

Balanced article:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415273,00.asp

Microsofts full statement :
Quote:
Customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing. We are working with our retail partners who are currently out of stock of the 128GB Surface Pro to replenish supplies as quickly as possible. Our priority is to ensure that every customer gets their new Surface Pro as soon as possible
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Biased article is biased

Balanced article:
[URL=http://]http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415273,00.asp[/URL]

Microsofts full statement :
Read the article, seriously. It's saying Microsofts claims are conflicting with retailers as a few are reporting receiving a very low number of Surfaces. So like I said before, we won't know how well it's selling until they release actual figures.
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Quote:
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Biased article is biased

Balanced article:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415273,00.asp

Microsofts full statement :

Perfectly reasonable, on launch, to have a Microcenter get 1 of your flagship product then claim a full sell through when two dozen people were in line. I'm not commenting on the merits of the SP, but on Ballmer fudging up another product launch.
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I miss my Zune 30GB brick. It became handy sometimes.
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Quote:
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Read the article, seriously. It's saying Microsofts claims are conflicting with retailers as a few are reporting receiving a very low number of Surfaces. So like I said before, we won't know how well it's selling until they release actual figures.

It wasn't meant to put Microsoft in good light. I just wanted an article that said it like it is. without the heavily biased opinions. They also mention
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However, we don't yet have a figure what that sell-out represents in terms of actual devices shipped to consumers.
, which I absolutely agree with. They even commented on where it might be available. So I just thought I'd post an article that was better than the OP.
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Well of course, that's what I was getting at before with all these sites having a bias. Every sites going to spin it differently, doesn't mean it invalidates it unless it gets to the point of being ridiculous (example, Gizmodo).

Just a statement from Microsoft doesn't report much. Nokia was reporting the Lumia's were selling out everywhere, and while that was indeed true and they actually did make a good amount of sales, it was still evident part of it was caused by shortages. Especially since their Asha phones sold way more that quarter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

In all fairness, the Zune beat the pants off of the iPod in every single way... except for marketing and long term support.

MS really shot themselves in the foot with the Zune's launch...They had a great product but the lack of real marketing in most places and it just not being available for most of the world killed it.
Which is a shame, I want a music player with a large capacity but the only one I know of is the iPod Classic...And I do not want to use iTunes.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenpachiroks View Post

Biased article is biased

Balanced article:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415273,00.asp

Microsofts full statement :
Quote:
Customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing. We are working with our retail partners who are currently out of stock of the 128GB Surface Pro to replenish supplies as quickly as possible. Our priority is to ensure that every customer gets their new Surface Pro as soon as possible

While the site in the OP is biased, saying it's out of stock doesn't mean anything apart from one guy buying it if the original stock was 1 unit.
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