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Microsoft Surface Tablet

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by GlockFanWA, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. GlockFanWA

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    Looks pretty slick, I'm interested in the WinRT version, depending on the price. If MS offers it for under $400 then I'll most likely get one. Higher than that then it is debatable. I'll be able to get a laptop for under $400 running Win 8 and thus not restricted to only apps in the MS store.

    Others thoughts?
     

  2. Linux3

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    Is it actually going to see the light of day or is it Vaporware?

    I'm one of the last of my friends to get a tablet and I have the Google Nexus 7. At $200.00 I could see buying it but to me even $300.00 is too much for a tablet.

    GlockfanWA, you say your price point is $400.00 and I would think that's high. I have been using my tablet for a while now and the Nexus 7 is all a tablet should be but it aint a laptop.

    Much as Apple iPad folks love their fondleslabs and the Android fans yell their's is as good or better or whatever it's a toy.

    If you do real work on a computer, if you are really an interactive user a slab isn't the way to go.

    I see lots of people showing off what their iPad can do in a business setting. Oh, slick graphics and pie charts and multimedia displays are very nice, very nice. But when all this glitz was created it was done on a workstation or a real laptop.

    Microsoft selling an expensive tablet because it's running Windows? I don't think it will fly and I think even MS knows that.
     
  3. GlockFanWA

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    A is only true for the WinRT version of the Surface. The more expensive version will use Intel chips and run pre-Win8 apps.

    B is only Asus's prices, MS may decide to sell the tablets pretty much at cost which could put a WinRT version in the $300 range.
     
  4. GlockFanWA

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    It isn't vaporware. You have to look at the surface as more than a tablet, ot is almost an ultrabook type of device. You can use it as a tablet or a laptop. I can see it being big in places that use MS products.