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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 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.


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