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  1. kregstrong's Avatar
    I think I'm gonna snag my surface rt and when pro comes out sell mind on craigslist and get the pro. Can't wait 3 more months

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    10-19-2012 08:06 PM
  2. cckgz4's Avatar
    I cannot believe the replies here...

    The Surface RT is priced as a premium RT tablet, the top of the line for the class. As such it is right in line with the premium Android tablets and less than the iPads. If you want a cheap RT, wait for the OEM to produce their cheap knockoffs. That is the beauty of Windows (and Android), no one company is producing everything so there is differentiation. The Surface is MS way of say "this is the goal you guys should aspire to, you want to cut corners and make it cheaper, feel free but here is the peak." The build quality alone is orders above the plastic crap you will get from Acer, Samsung and Asus (though they have the best shot of a decent one). I gladly bought the 64GB version on preorder (black on black is fine with me).

    As to "I could get a full OS on Acer for the same price," grow up. There is no way an Atom is going to be doing that much graphically speaking (look at the GPU specs for the Atom compared the Tegra 3) so you are not going to be running X86 games in there. Yeah Hondo is coming, but it will suck 4 times the power of the Atom and maybe hit 6 hours battery life, you might as well get a iCore at that point. The programming paradigm is shifting, people like Apps (hence the success of iPad), they like not having to worry about installs and such. MS is smart in moving this direction to keep the PC relevant. The idea that everything you really need won't be in the marketplace within a decent amount of time is foolish. The WP marketplace is pushing 100,000 apps in under two years and has good coverage, do you think the company that controls over 90% of the desktops is going to let this experiment fail.

    Take the recently released Adobe Photoshop Touch App for iOS. Look at the UI of that App, it is in METRO! Adobe already probably is testing their apps for WinRT right now.

    I'll go out on a limb and predict that within a year and half we will see an OEM produce a cheap ($250) 7-9 in WinRT tablet to satisfy the "budget" market.
    this just makes too much sense. Why was it approved??!!

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    10-19-2012 09:23 PM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    Windows RT is officially dead. The Surface is cheaper than other RT products; but it's still much too expensive with the likes of iPad, Nexus 7, and Windows 8 Pro counterparts. Not touching this tablet with a 10 foot poll. WP8 will suffer from the weakness of RT as well. Thanks a lot, Microsoft.
    you mean dead as in pre orders have sold out??

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    10-19-2012 09:25 PM
  4. AlexBC's Avatar
    Surface is PRICED RIGHT, but NOT aggressive... only time will tell if an aggressive pricing was needed to get more traction or not.

    Anyone suggesting a $200 price for such a premium device is just being unrealistic. It is $100 cheaper than iPad 32GB, which is just right as they are on-par, and Surface might even be better speced in many areas.

    I think the MAGIC number would have been $499 WITH keyboard, and $399 or maybe even $420 without keyboard. So to position it at the same price as basic iPad with cover! So, they can say you get 16GB more, and a keyboard for the same price of an iPad with cover!

    Also, I don't get it WHY colored keyboards are more expensive than Black? It's simply stupid. The colors ones WILL do a better job marketing the Surface, so not sure why they're charging more for it?!
    10-19-2012 09:51 PM
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