Originally Posted by serothis
Here's where I'm concerned. The price. It's $499 for the base 32GB model and $599 for the 64GB model. The keyboard is $149. That means the 64GB model + keyboard is $748. That's squarely in the surface pro 3 price range ($699). Even the base model is the same price as the base Surface 3.
Windows vs android, in a tablet/laptop form factor, windows seems like the far better choice for productivity, software support, ease of use, etc. This is also a harder sale considering that the surface pro 4 is supposed to be announced on Oct 6...
Android is not competitive with Windows from a productivity standpoint. That may change, but this tablet certainly isn't going to do it. If anything, this is simply another "technology demonstrator" that Google has released as it usually does with their Nexus lineups. This little guy poses no threat to the Surface. I do echo your thoughts on it's looks. It's quite sexy. I don't like the keyboard, but I've never been a fan of portable keyboards. I myself use a bluetooth mech board.
The Surface 3 has been broken for a while. It's core functionality, One Note, didn't fare well during the Windows 10 transition and created a lot of unhappy Surface owners. Hopefully this issue gets fixed soon because I'm planning on buying two Surfaces for my girlfriend and I for college.
Overall, this tablet just isn't that smart of a buy for 99.9% of us. Perhaps there are many scenarios where this would be a prime contender for someone's money... but I just don't see it. It's a cool tablet, but I'd rather stick with a Tab S or an iPad Air if I want a tablet.