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- 04-03-2013, 08:53 AM #5
several months later and eBay prices are still holding right at retail or just a little under. I've been trying to snag another Surface for fam but not satisfied with the lack of depreciation. That is good for MS and a sign that all the gloom and doom is unwarranted. Bad for me though as I can't snag a deal :)
- 04-03-2013, 11:24 AM #6
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- 04-03-2013, 01:09 PM #7
most of those are just $100 off from their retail which is not much for a model that is now 6 months old. To hear all the gloom and doom you'd expect to see these at half price which is just not happening. I know that's the expectation I had when I started looking for a used one. It just isn't happening.
- 04-04-2013, 11:28 AM #8
Just $100? That's a decent chunk of change. You only see price drops like this when a device isn't selling well. Other RT devices, such as the VivoTab, are now being listed as "discontinued" on some sites.
The fact that you can get a full Win8 tablet/keyboard dock for the same price, or less in my case with the HP Envy x2, is killing RT devices. Well, is part of what is killing RT devices.
There's a reason why you hear all the gloom and doom.
- 04-04-2013, 01:14 PM #10
Regardless, the Surface devices are the most visible W8 devices and the ones most likely to sell so I would be more interested to see how the sales of the Pro compare to the RT in another months time, that would be a more useful barometer of which OS consumers are adopting. However it turns out though it seems increasingly clear that RT is the harder sell and is just not making any headway in sales and OEM's are responding accordingly.
- 04-04-2013, 02:07 PM #11
- 04-04-2013, 02:29 PM #13
- 04-04-2013, 04:09 PM #14
I have no interest in consumers needs that are different from my own, I'm just using common sense. If I'm a normal consumer, and I see an RT device, and a Windows 8 hybrid device, and I can do more on the non-RT device for less, what do you think I'd choose?
It's not that one is "better" than another, that's all subjective based on your needs. But from a typical consumer standpoint of view, I'd always want more for my money. Yours and my definition of more may be different.
As far as sales go: 1 million sold when 4-5 million were expected to sell is a disappointment. There are 4 RT tablets on the market now? Manufactures are dropping the prices of the ones they made, and other manufactures are taking the "wait and see" approach, which we all know what that means.
Windows RT may be a great product and serve a purpose. It's just not it's time right now though.
- 04-04-2013, 04:25 PM #15