quote: expensive touchscreen devices is what they're supposed to be pushing
quote: The few available ones I've found have been Acer's at $650 with the keyboard dock and HP's Envy x2 for $850, $300 more than most tablets or low-end notebooks
quote: the same customers Microsoft and OEMs have targeted for years are used to paying less
quote: If someone has a choice between a Clover Trail tablet or a 15" laptop that only costs $500, both running Windows 8, what do you think most are going to buy?
quote: Tablet sales won't improve until prices for touchscreen and mobile components are driven down over time
quote: These customers defect to Google en masse, why chase them? Let Google have the poor non-paying customers who will watch ads, while MS has a slice of rich customers formerly belonging to Apple. More profit to MS this way.
quote: Big heavy laptop with 3 hours of battery life of small light tablet with 9 hour of battery life? That's a tough choice LOL. Of course most people would go for a tablet, since it's just as good for office/mail/web/video/casual gaming as a heavier laptop.
quote: Same for iPad which started to sell better when they made crappier/cheaper mini version.
quote: while providing better HD video viewing experience due to proper aspect ratio, especially on Surface.
quote: have prices that start at around $650.