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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 Reclaimer77 on 10/16/2012 6:48:56 PM , Rating: 1
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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?

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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.


"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller

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