Source: Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows
quote: I'm actively looking at the newer tablets, and might even get one.I was referring to Surface RT and Surface Pro.The problem is that the Nexus 7 showed you can have a great tablet at a low price point, and other 10" Android tablets have dropped significantly in price as well.Outside of the Apple bubble it's hard to justify that kind of price point.
quote: I bought a Surface 2, because in the end I couldn't actually think of any x86 app I'd want to run on a 10 inch tablet and build quality and the kickstand was more important to me.
quote: I really wish you hadn't mentioned Cisco AnyConnect VPN client though, I forgot about that one.
quote: Don't know why you wanted to bring in Android into the conversation
quote: I think Windows 8 also was a big change, with the addition of Metro. However, it was half baked and rushed out, thus proably the minor version increment. But once they finally switch to Metro everywhere, then it's worth a new major version number in my opinion. But we have to see if they manage to do so and proof that Metro is usable on a desktop, which it currently isn't.
quote: It didn't "cost them a fortune" as they were still very profitable overall.
quote: I feel like at a lower price (and/or with a cover thrown in as part of the bundle) Surface 2 would have a much easier time attracting more than a niche.