- 06-19-2012, 01:47 PM #1
I think the RT version will be a niche product and Pro will be seen as a replacement for laptops/ultrabooks. People will still buy iPads, alongside the Surface Pro. The Pro version will be seen as a necessity and iPad an accessory (like an MP3 player or mobile phone). And you know what? I think MS and Apple are okay with that. I truely believe the two are working together to get rid of Google.
- 06-19-2012, 02:18 PM #2
I somewhat agree with that. The RT will have a hard time competing with the iPad considering it will probably lack of quality apps for the Metro interface and it will take time to populate the marketplace with them.
Now the Pro version is something else. Full Windows desktop experience plus Metro tablet= WIN! It will be like owning a MacBook Air Touch!
- 06-19-2012, 02:29 PM #3
And why get the RT version when you can get both with the Pro? It's like, when asked, most people would opt to pay more for unlimited data, even if they don't come close to using 2GB.
- 06-19-2012, 03:30 PM #6
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06-19-2012, 04:08 PM #9
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The RT will eventually catch up in apps because consumers will buy it since it is light and thin. The Pro is thick and heavy and has more features but not many people will buy it due to its thickness and weight.
- 06-19-2012, 04:22 PM #10
- 06-19-2012, 05:20 PM #15
Depends. And being that both tablets have full desktop capabilities, you van use a lot of apps through the web. Google chrome? Angry birds? Facebook? Words with friends? See where I'm going with it?
- 06-19-2012, 05:37 PM #16
- 06-19-2012, 06:53 PM #17
I don't want any of these companies to go away. I like what each of them has to offer for different reasons. I like that there are different flavors out there for everyone. It provides for companies to develop. Imagine always standing in line for the same bread day after day. Nothing changes. Is that the world you would want? If so, you are living in the wrong country.
- 06-19-2012, 07:02 PM #18
- 06-19-2012, 07:31 PM #19
There's nothing stopping Windows 8 from being a blockbuster. It's the tablet everyone's been waiting for, because there hasn't been a real tablet until now.
- 06-19-2012, 07:40 PM #20
- 06-19-2012, 07:48 PM #22
I doubt the Surface will outsell the iPad, though it may. I do think Windows 8 Tablets will outsell the iPad though, and that is what Microsoft really cares about. Ballmer told Engadget that the purpose of the Surface was to prime the pump for Windows 8 Tabs.
- 06-19-2012, 08:18 PM #23
I would bet that a very small percentage of iPad owners use it as a tool. The rest; to play a game, read a book, or tinker. The RT will sell well, because it will be affordable and it will work at least as good as an iPad. Apps will come very quickly, and personally I was quite content when Marketplace had 5-10k apps. So it won't be a long wait for me. And there is that number about less that 50% of mobile device owners ever installing a single app. That's a lot of potential satisfied people.
Sure, there will be people salivating for the Pro. The same group that can't wait for quad core, high res, WP8s. But face it. That represents a small, single digit percentage, of the overall market.
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- 06-19-2012, 08:29 PM #24
The different versions I'm sure are aimed to compete with different products. The RT version is an iPad competitor, while the Pro is will compete with ultrabooks and the MacBook Air.