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    engadget just posted that it might sell for $199..... unbelievable but if its true i'm so buying one on launch day Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199? -- Engadget
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_coolestnerd View Post
    engadget just posted that it might sell for $199..... unbelievable but if its true i'm so buying one on launch day Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199? -- Engadget
    I don't think that anyone who even thought about it could resist to buy one for that price!
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    i know.... $ 199 is a very tempting initial price. That makes me even more hopeful for the Win Pro! :D
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    If Microsoft priced the surface that low, I think that a ton of people would buy it. If I was in the market for a tablet I would definitely be one of them.


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    The $199 price is almost certainly the down payment of an essentially-financed device (through a jacked-up price Xbox Gold or Xbox Music subscription), just like the $99 Xbox 360+Kinect. It's not that you actually get an Xbox+Kinect for $99; you just pay that up front. By the end of two years, you've paid $460 for the Xbox, Kinect, and two years of Xbox Gold.

    I suspect the $199 Surface RT will include $20/month Xbox Music (price is normally $10/month), so it'll cost you about $440 by the end of two years. It's sa good deal if you'd buy Xbox Music subscriptions anyway, just like the $99 Xbox is a good deal if you'd subscribe to Gold anyway.
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    I agree. They want you to buy the hardware so that they can nickel and dime you on the services.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne.williams View Post
    I agree. They want you to buy the hardware so that they can nickel and dime you on the services.


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    You say that like paying $500 up front is better than paying $200 now and $300 over the next two years. It isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitlov View Post
    You say that like paying $500 up front is better than paying $200 now and $300 over the next two years. It isn't.
    I didn't indicate that either scenario was better or worse.


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    I just can't believe the $199 price. I'm having trouble thinking $300 is going to be the entry level price for a RT tablet. ZDNet agrees too.
    Is the Microsoft Surface a Premium Device? Surface Geeks Surface Geeks

    I'm just kinda hangin out waiting for it to ship and not knowing the price is killing me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitlov View Post
    The $199 price is almost certainly the down payment of an essentially-financed device (through a jacked-up price Xbox Gold or Xbox Music subscription), just like the $99 Xbox 360+Kinect. It's not that you actually get an Xbox+Kinect for $99; you just pay that up front. By the end of two years, you've paid $460 for the Xbox, Kinect, and two years of Xbox Gold.

    I suspect the $199 Surface RT will include $20/month Xbox Music (price is normally $10/month), so it'll cost you about $440 by the end of two years. It's sa good deal if you'd buy Xbox Music subscriptions anyway, just like the $99 Xbox is a good deal if you'd subscribe to Gold anyway.
    If they go the route of subsidization, I really don't see them inflating the Xbox Music price. More likely, they'll offer a bundle or bundles with various Xbox services and various prices for the Surface, including a revamped Xbox Video service which hopefully has an all-you-can-eat element that goes beyond music videos. I'd bite on a $199 Surface RT that includes music and video subscriptions, provided I could keep my old school "ten free" Zune account.
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    Not entirely related, but Microsoft has recently updated the Microsoft Store website. There's new promo for the Surface, and I dug up one .jpg that may have not been used before.

    New: http://dri2.img.digitalrivercontent....oming_Soon.jpg

    Interesting, not "coming soon": http://dri2.img.digitalrivercontent....ot_Surface.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getintothegame View Post
    Not entirely related, but Microsoft has recently updated the Microsoft Store website. There's new promo for the Surface, and I dug up one .jpg that may have not been used before.

    New: http://dri2.img.digitalrivercontent....oming_Soon.jpg

    Interesting, not "coming soon": http://dri2.img.digitalrivercontent....ot_Surface.jpg
    Well we basically already know the release date. So this isn't surprising with October here.

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