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Microsoft targets iPad pricing

Microsoft has gone official with pricing on its Surface RT tablets. Most people have been hoping the Microsoft Surface RT tablets would come in at less than Apple’s hugely popular iPad. However, Microsoft’s pricing puts Surface in close competition with comparable third generation iPads and higher than the iPad 2.
 
The 32GB Windows Surface RT tablet without the Black Touch cover, which also doubles as a keyboard, is $499. That makes it $100 more expensive than the entry-level Apple iPad 2 at $399. The $499 entry price for the Surface RT tablet puts it on par with pricing for the 16GB “New iPad”.
 
If you want the Touch Cover with its integrated keyboard, that option is $100 when you order, or $119.99 as an add-on later. You can pre-order the 32GB version with the cover for $599.
 
 
The third version has 64 GB of storage and ships with the Touch Cover – it will cost you $699. Any of the three tablet versions can be pre-ordered today with delivery expected by October 26.
 
Analysts seem to think that Windows 8 tablet pricing is too expensive, however, what do you guys think?
 
In other Surface news, you can catch Microsoft’s first ad for the new tablet here:
 

Source: Microsoft



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stupid stupid price
By Bubbacub on 10/16/2012 11:15:49 AM , Rating: 2
google sell the nexus 7 with a 7 inch 720p IPS panel and a tegra 3 chip for £199

MS think its reasonable to add $300 for an extra 3 inches of screen and a few gigs of storage space.

this needed to be priced at ~ $300, $350 with the keyboard.

if they needed to cut down on screen size to get in at a palatable price then that would be fine.

as it is this is set up to crash and burn.

the fire sale in 6 months should be good value!




RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 11:32:02 AM , Rating: 2
Are these 7 in? No? And adding 300? Look at the price of the iPad..


RE: stupid stupid price
By Rukkian on 10/16/2012 11:39:57 AM , Rating: 2
It will sell, mainly due to it having windows, to business. As for consumers, I cannot see many getting this, as it has the same issues as apple (proprietary, locked down, expensive) and also has very few apps and not many developers at this point to port all of the software over.

If the price was $500 with the cover, I could actually see it, or if the cover was like $25, but at $100 additional, it seems ridiculous.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/12, Rating: -1
RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/12, Rating: 0
RE: stupid stupid price
By GPig on 10/16/2012 12:26:24 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft has the biggest army of developers by far. They have also been throwing world-wide FREE dev camps for the last few months. The apps will come, and fast.

There's already 3500 ish in the store. Microsoft have a target of 5000 by launch and 100,000 within 3 months. Apps will not be a problem for long.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 1:26:43 PM , Rating: 1
I thought Apple did, TakinYourPoints says so, it's got to be true because he said it!


RE: stupid stupid price
By GPig on 10/16/2012 5:26:58 PM , Rating: 2
Must be true then. There's no way in the world that all us full time software engineers that have been building business / military / simulation / health care / government / educational / games / productivity software for the last 30 years for Windows could possibly number anywhere near the number of devs who have been banging out those hugely complex mobile apps that take eons to build (like seriously, some take more than a couple of weeks! OMG!)

Also funny how the majority of jobs I see for web, server side or desktop are all heading toward C#... even iOS games :)


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 5:53:27 PM , Rating: 3
Yup, and I will continue to buy applications for the Microsoft desktop . I run Windows 8 on another machine and I doubt I will buy any applications for Metro anytime soon, I'm just not interested. I doubt many other people here are either based on the incredibly negative reaction to Metro, even after we've have had months to get used to it.

I do know that this is a needed gateway into tablet apps, but even then Microsoft needs to make more compelling tablet hardware. A late 2012 tablet with much slower hardware, a much lower res screen, and no app library compared to an early 2012 iPad is a very hard sell.

Either way, no arguments from me on the desktop side, obviously Microsoft has the most developers there and excellent developer tools. Hell, they have the best developer tools on the mobile side as well, but the developer community on the mobile side will take a while to get going since there are no customers there yet. We'll see if Metro jumpstarts it.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 5:34:42 PM , Rating: 2
Mobile developers. Come on, this is easy!


RE: stupid stupid price
By Helbore on 10/16/2012 6:51:14 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, no. Visual Studio developers. MSDN subscriber developers.

Pretty much the entire Microsoft development community will have access to the tools to build metro apps. When you consider that Vista was deemed a failure with a mere ~200 million sales, its not hard to believe that most developers with immediate "free" access to the tools to build metro apps will do so on the assumption that even a "failed" Windows release will result in a massive market to tap.

This isn't like Windows Phone, where the entire platform needs selling to consumers. Windows 8 will be on lots of PCs that will be selling regardless of how quicly people jump on the new-hardware/post-PC devices.

They've got nearly 4000 apps on a platform that hasn't hit general availability yet. They've got confirmed apps from big names guaranteed to be ready for GA. It's already not a dead platform as far as the ecosystem goes.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 7:05:20 PM , Rating: 2
I never said that Metro was a dead platform. I've been saying what you did, which is that Windows 8 will be an opportunity for Windows Metro tablet apps to catch on. I've also been saying that the iPhone and iPad currently have the largest and most profitable mobile ecosystem right now. Obviously all of this can change, and part of it is contingent on how many VS developers continue to jump over from desktop to making mobile apps, which of course depends on how many customers start using Metro.

We'll see!


RE: stupid stupid price
By Trisped on 10/16/2012 8:44:19 PM , Rating: 2
You thought Apple did what?
What does TakinYourPoints say?

I do not get it, did you reply to the wrong post?


RE: stupid stupid price
By Trisped on 10/16/2012 8:45:32 PM , Rating: 2
NVM, I get it now.
TakinYourPoints (DT commenter) said that Apple has the most devs.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 9:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
And I said it only in regards to smartphone and tablet apps, not most devs period. Count on cheese to take things completely out of context.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Scrogneugneu on 10/16/2012 5:54:50 PM , Rating: 2
My bet is on them not coming.

How many potential sales are you looking at right now if you develop for Windows RT?

0.

How many potential sales are you looking at at the start of 2013 if you develop for Windows RT?

Unless the Surface RT magically outsells the iPad and/or the Nexus tablets this Christmas for no reason at all, not much either.

As it is, the Surface RT project is gonna crash and burn. The full Surface, running Windows 8, has great potential. But if they price the handicapped version as high as the iPad, what will the real Surface cost be?


RE: stupid stupid price
By freedom4556 on 10/16/2012 6:41:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
How many potential sales are you looking at right now if you develop for Windows RT?

0.
That's not quite true. Any app targeting Metro will work on RT and 8/Pro equally, regardless of whether or not the device is Intel/ARM or even a tablet or not.


RE: stupid stupid price
By tayb on 10/16/2012 5:55:28 PM , Rating: 2
I have a few dozen friends or acquaintances who are programmers; a few develop for iOS, a few develop for Android, and the rest develop using MS tools either web or desktop. Of those developers utilizing MS tools exactly zero of them have plans to develop a Metro app or work for a company with plans to develop a Metro app. In short, Microsoft may have the largest pool of developers (by a long shot) but the vast majority of those developers aren't developing for Metro. Metro has virtually no market right now. No market, no money.

There is a lot of potential here for MS but as it stands right now I would say there are more active iOS and Android developers than there are Metro developers.


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 4:51:01 PM , Rating: 2
Apple has had no problem dominating the market share, wil mostly amazon scooping up the rest at virtually no profit.

I think MS will be just fine following suit.


RE: stupid stupid price
By someguy123 on 10/16/2012 12:04:20 PM , Rating: 2
Nexus 7 makes absolutely no money on hardware. It also has performance problems once you fill that nand yet has no SD slot.

I still think surface is overpriced for what it offers in hardware, but comparing it to devices that are subsidized and designed to produce money elsewhere makes no sense. Not to mention if they actually did subsidize it I'd bet the farm that they'd get antitrust suits up the ass.


RE: stupid stupid price
By geddarkstorm on 10/16/2012 12:21:14 PM , Rating: 4
Only problem is, $600 for the RT tablet (which is ARM not x86)) with cover is absurd when you have to consider what this must mean for the price of the higher spec'd full Windows 8 Surface tablet. That beast is going to be way overpriced now. MS is really shooting itself in the foot -- it isn't even in this mature, saturated market yet. This is supposed to be its first steps into it, but it's very unlikely consumers going to buy this en mass at such a price versus the already well established and generally cheaper competition.


RE: stupid stupid price
By nedsand on 10/16/2012 1:30:37 PM , Rating: 2
Yep. This is exactly what I read. I'm waiting on the x86 and have no use for the RT. But I will not be spending anywhere close to $1k for it. If I have to I'll wait till the price drops.


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 1:45:05 PM , Rating: 2
Um, you know the higher speced versions of the iPad cost more too, right?

It's all very comparable. the iPad doesn't come with a sleek cover that doubles as a keyboard either, and anything comparable is in the same ball park.

Non-point.


RE: stupid stupid price
By nedsand on 10/16/2012 4:15:22 PM , Rating: 3
The point is that the I-Pad is dictating pricing points and we all know Apple has an extremely high profit margin on them. That's not how the tech market has normally worked in the past. Slim margins on high volume is what I like to see.

Gimmi more GeeBees for my buck


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 4:53:30 PM , Rating: 2
Businesses like to make money. The majority of Apple's money made hardware wise is by driving labor costs extremely low and dominating the purchases of various supplies used by using its large volume purchases to negotiate.

Microsoft isn't exactly in that position. I suspect they won't profit a ton from Surface sales. They certainly won't from other vendors devices as compared to traditional licensing costs.

It's just not Apples to Apples (pun intended)


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 6:02:53 PM , Rating: 3
Apple's profit margins are partly driven by dominating the supply chain. They outlay billions for components years in advance. They also know they'll sell tens of millions of units so they can buy in larger volume, further driving down their component and production costs. This means that they can release higher specced tablets and smartphones with better components at prices that the competition cannot match.

Again, supply chain is a huge reason why this is happening. Apple is simply getting better components for less money. What is a good profit margin for Apple is a poor one for others using lower end parts, even if they're selling at the same price as the iPad or close. If other companies really try and undercut (like Amazon) then they stand to make no money on hardware, but they also have a different business plan since they have advertising on the lock screen, etc etc.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Moishe on 10/17/2012 2:04:29 PM , Rating: 1
The full version *SHOULD* cost more than the best ipad. More space, x86, Intel i5, etc... that's a beast in the form of a really nice tablet that is beautiful and light.

What Microsoft is doing is giving a value reason for consumers to purchase the RT version; MS Office + more gigs for same price as entry ipad... AND a Pro version that trumps all other tablets in terms of functionality and speed.


RE: stupid stupid price
By FITCamaro on 10/16/2012 12:59:34 PM , Rating: 1
The iPad also has no SD slot.

And I don't see how I'd ever use all the space on my Nexus 7. There isn't enough stuff that I want.


RE: stupid stupid price
By mike8675309 on 10/16/2012 1:15:34 PM , Rating: 2
agree... a big mistake. Microsoft and their partners need to recognize they are not going to be able to pretend any type of parity with the iPad. They have yet to prove themselves and without a compelling advantage (crippled windows[RT] won't do it) their prices need to be materially below the competition.


RE: stupid stupid price
By StevoLincolnite on 10/16/2012 6:21:54 PM , Rating: 3
Don't stress. It's the early adopter tax.

By pricing it high, Microsoft can test the waters, and if the reception isn't as great as they had hoped they then have wiggle room to drop the price.


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 1:44:00 PM , Rating: 2
Developing apps for Android sucks. It's a serious hardship largely because more often than not its even more fragmented and nebulous than web development (if you can imagine sucha thing).

Development for Apple sucks because Objective C is frankly a terrible language.

Having just started developing RT apps, it is a breeze and a pleasure as most of MS managed languages are.

MS GETS developers. Developers make apps. They drive businesses, and ultimately they decide in large part a platforms success or failure.

Add all the synergy MS is creating across a large swath of its products and devices and its clear to see how comparing the nexus 7 to the Surface is kind of like comparing an Oldsmobile to a Lexus.

Go buy a nexus 7 if you prefer. Android certainly isn't going anywhere. Just don't pretend MS lost because it offers a product that simply offers more than Android can right now. Android has few synergies to benefit from. I frankly don't care if my phone chat syncs with my gmail web browser session.

Or that my phone remembers my PC chrome web page history.

It's just not that compelling. A cheap toy, sure, and good value. A Surface killer, lols no.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/12, Rating: -1
RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 2:45:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Surface killer? You say that like the Surface is some established product or something, like it's the iPad. It has to prove itself before you crown the damn thing man.
IKR... I was thinking the same...


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 4:44:43 PM , Rating: 2
Um, the product is coming out right? A scenario that would doom the procduct would be the kilelr right? Why am I sitting here trying to explain reading comprehension, its really sad.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 6:17:22 PM , Rating: 2
Key words, coming out ...

As for your reading comprehension remark....well, people comprehend what you said...


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 4:43:50 PM , Rating: 1
Oh boy, my favorite person to reply to. No, I don't want the surface to succeed because it's "easier" to program for. Not sure why that's in quotes.

Lets try again. I truly beleive Surface will succeed because of the synergy it brings to the table across MS products and the ease with which we are seeing the convergence come to the table.

Android offers NOTHING in this dept. Apple on the otherhand has made substantial in roads here. I'm sorry if you love Android and take anything pro-anything other than Android to be some ignorant comment.

Fact is, I post with credibility and content, so maybe try addressing what I actually say and not what you take away from it.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 4:45:24 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Fact is, I post with credibility and content, so maybe try addressing what I actually say and not what you take away from it.
Whos fact? Yours?


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/16/2012 4:55:04 PM , Rating: 2
Again I struggle to understand wtf your point is. The statement is clear.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 5:37:25 PM , Rating: 2
If you present a fact then a standard cheesewiz reply is "that's your opinion" or something else similarly stupid along those lines.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/12, Rating: 0
RE: stupid stupid price
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 7:07:12 PM , Rating: 2
Dude don't even respond to bullshit like that. If you posted the exact same way, yet agreed with him, he wouldn't say a word about your "standard replies".


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 7:07:23 PM , Rating: 2
I've seen you dismiss posts backed up by sales figures, growth numbers, and hard benchmarks as "opinion".

When people present real facts it isn't a different story, because that's exactly what you do.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2012 6:24:11 PM , Rating: 2
Of course you do.... you saying YOURSELF is credible, not a fact...that's my point you dolt...


RE: stupid stupid price
By NellyFromMA on 10/17/2012 2:48:25 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, I'm the dolt... I'll refrain from responding to cheesew1z69, the beacon of logic.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 4:59:10 PM , Rating: 2
All your points here are solid. The Android defense force beings nothing but arguments based on emotion and rhetoric.

The people I know who hate Android the most aren't Apple fans, they're mobile developers. They hate Android with a passion due to the fact that it is a pain to develop for and it makes way less money than iOS. iOS is the most profitable platform to develop for and it is simple to debug due to the fact that the OS and hardware base is so unified.

WP is the easiest to develop for, it has the easiest SDK. The only thing holding it back is profitability, which is to say that it needs way more users. Windows 8 will bring in a slew of users, so we'll see how that helps on the WP8 side.


RE: stupid stupid price
By corduroygt on 10/16/2012 5:12:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Windows 8 will bring in a slew of users, so we'll see how that helps on the WP8 side

I'll guess little to none...I use Windows 8 and I will never use, let alone spend money on, a metro app. Full screen apps on a desktop/notebook outside of watching videos are stupid, that's why we have WINDOWS in the first place.

WP8 will have to prove itself on its own, which I think it will, but very slowly. It'll trickle with increased marketshare a couple percent every year.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 5:39:44 PM , Rating: 2
Same here, but having a gateway for Windows mobile developers on the desktop is better than having none at all. I don't expect an immediate success like iOS, but I do think it'll increase year-over-year at a steady pace.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Moishe on 10/17/2012 2:37:06 PM , Rating: 2
Good point... plus MS is looking at this as an entrance into ARM, which they need. The R&D alone is worth a lot.

I kind of see this as the first xBox. MS knows it needs to have a WinRT code base, a StoreFront, a genuine mobile strategy, and a team that can design quality devices (because the 3rd-party guys are hedging bets and half-assing it.)

As with the xBox, this version is a stepping stone. It's innovation, and that's a good thing, even if this particular device fails to take off.

The cries of "game over" the end is near" etc... are absurd and childish. That kind of attitude is what prevents people from succeeding. In business (and in life) if you give up at the first failure, you'll become nothing and your competitors will win.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 6:41:52 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't matter who you say "hates" Android as long as nearly 70% of the mobile users in the world continue to buy into it. Those are the only people who matter in the end. I mean, at least your arguments would have some traction if this number stayed the same or went down, but it's only going up.

I'll leave you to ponder how you think it's possible for such an "inferior" platform to gain such a following. Or how it's so terrible for developers when it's the only platform that's even close to iOS in development out there.

But clearly these are "emotion and rhetoric", not actual critical thinking and common sense based on reality and statistics...


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/16/2012 9:55:01 PM , Rating: 2
I know exactly how its possible: More carriers with a huge range of cheaper devices. iOS internet traffic and app downloads make well almost two thirds of the mobile market, despite the fact that iOS makes up about a third of mobile devices out there. Google themselves testified in Congress that the bulk of their mobile revenue comes from iOS, not Android.

Lots of people have Android devices but many of them aren't on flagship devices, plain and simple. They aren't using them much more than they would a regular dumbphone. This matters to developers.

The large userbase is the only reason it is the #2 mobile development platform. If we were going by quality then Windows Phone would be far past it, given the fact that it has hands down the best SDK out there. Its low userbase, and thus lower potential for profits, means that it isn't the case.

Popular != good. Justin Beiber is one of the most popular artists in the world, that doesn't mean he's great.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 10:32:49 PM , Rating: 2
Very good excuses. Points for creativity.

quote:
This matters to developers.


I love how you think what developers think is more important than the end users. You're always bringing up developers and it's always a straw man. If Android only had a few thousands apps, sure that would be something. But as long as Android has a thriving app inventory and I can do everything I need to do, which I can, I could frankly give a damn about how much developers are making off which platform.

quote:
The large userbase is the only reason it is the #2 mobile development platform.


Duh? I believe I covered this when I brought up Androids market share. Somehow in your mind this disproves me lol.

quote:
If we were going by quality then Windows Phone would be far past it, given the fact that it has hands down the best SDK out there.


Right, Windows Phone. Which still doesn't have several of the "killer apps" being enjoyed by Android and iOS users. Once again things that nobody cares about outside of developers, you seem to think is important to everyone.

You want to have your cake and eat it too. And it's really amusing seeing you go through mental gymnastics to explain away things you don't like, and make excuses for things you do.


RE: stupid stupid price
By TakinYourPoints on 10/17/2012 4:27:11 PM , Rating: 2
It is really quite simple.

A popular platform gets applications no matter how difficult it is to develop for.

Developers generally dislike developing for Android because of piracy, software and hardware fragmentation, and dealing with resulting compatibility issues, all for less profit because Android users are less likely to pay up.

An unpopular platform doesn't get apps even if it is super simple to develop great apps for.

That is a separate point from why Android is popular, which is again is because it was earlier to market with cheap or free devices on almost every carrier. It doesn't mean that it is a good platform to develop for. The only one worse to develop for is BlackBerry. The userbase is the only reason Android development is as big as it is, which is impressive given how bad developing for it is in almost every way.

Its a simple point, even someone like you should be able to grasp it.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 6:48:56 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Lets try again. I truly beleive Surface will succeed because of the synergy it brings to the table across MS products and the ease with which we are seeing the convergence come to the table.


For that to happen Windows 8 would have to be a huge hit as a desktop OS, and MS would somehow have to tipple their mobile device market-share over what it is now. When exactly do you see this happening?

quote:
Android offers NOTHING in this dept.


That's a bit of an exaggeration. But for arguments sake, let's let that pass. This only proves that your premise is false when you state synergy is so important. If it was, Android wouldn't be where it is today.

It's not that I'm being "pro-Android", it's just I felt your logic and reasoning in your OP was based on personal bias, and not facts. Maybe in the next few years you will be eventually proven correct, but right now today, you just aren't.

The history of non-iPad tablets that entered the market at $500+ isn't pretty. Like I said, I think you're WAY premature in trying to crown it king.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Helbore on 10/16/2012 6:44:32 PM , Rating: 2
Whilst I do think the Surface is priced about $100 higher tha it should be, you are kinda underselling its specs.

Nexus 7 has 8 and 16GB of storage. Surface has 32 and 64GB, plus microSD. Plus USB2. Then there are the two cameras. The extra RAM. The optically-bonded screen. It also seems to have a higher quality production quality (and yes, I know we won't know for sure until we have it in our hands. But we also do know of certain quality issues that have plagued the Nexus 7). But all these little details soon add up.

The main reason surface is priced the way it is - I'm sure - is due to offsetting the fears of OEMs. Microsoft could have priced it lower, but knew doing so would upset their partners. Personally, I think that was a mistake and Ms should have at least offered Surface at a discount for the holiday period, just to encourage uptake of the platform. But I guess doing so would have alienated a lot of manufacturers who will also build cheaper Windows RT tablets.

Don't get me wrong, I think the price bracket you suggest is where it should have been placed. $350 with the touch cover included (extra for the type cover) was what I was expecting.

Having said that, Surface itself doesn't need to be a wild success. It's practically a physical piece of advertising for Windows 8 as a tablet OS. The fact that its been constantly talked about since its unveiling - even though there's been next-to-no further info on it until today just goes to show how successful its been at getting Windows 8 talked about by bloggers and tech journalists. If it sells poorly, but gets people buying cheaper Windows 8/RT devices instead, then it will have been a success.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Moishe on 10/17/2012 2:40:43 PM , Rating: 2
Spot on.

I was expecting about $500. MS isn't a budget player. They're not in the price game with the Nook, Kindles, and the 7.


RE: stupid stupid price
By Moishe on 10/17/2012 2:17:18 PM , Rating: 2
Ridiculous.

What they are doing is saying "We are not some cheap, third-party tablet."

They are positioning the Surface RT as a competitor to the ipad, not to the smaller, slower android tablets.

Now whether that will work is debatable, but anyone in business knows you have to put your product in a spot. Pricing is one way of doing that.

Personally, I think this price is a good spot for it.

Here is what gives it added value:
Free MS Office home/student 2013
MicroSD
Tegra30
1st-party keyboard

The keyboard price is in-line with competitors and it a first-party, well designed accessory, not an aftermarket or after thought like a some.
Transformer Prime keyboard is ~$110
iPad keyboard is ~$75


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