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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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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.


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