05-26-2014 10:12 AM
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  1. Dua Hafeez's Avatar
    I might be in the minority but I don't think that the Surface is overpriced. Reasons:
    1. Besides it being a premium product, look at the amount of effort Microsoft has put in with the engineering, fan and kickstand.
    2. Its a hybrid. Compare its pricing to products in the same category like the Lenovo Yoga 2 rather than simply comparing it to a tablet or laptop.
    3. Form factor & portability.
    4. Its aimed more for the enterprise market rather than the average consumer. At least thats what I feel.

    Interested to know what others think.
    rurutia, xboxonthego3 and toddpart like this.
    05-22-2014 08:16 PM
  2. JHunsaker's Avatar
    I think the pricing is fine but I just don't want to spend that kind of money. If it was closer to 600 bucks then I would be more likely to impulse buy instead of keep waiting for the price to drop. So far I have been waiting 2 years and still don't see myself getting one anytime soon even though I would like to get one.
    05-22-2014 08:38 PM
  3. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I agree with you. It is definitely fairly priced. It would be great if I could buy the top configuration but I can't afford it. That doesn't make it not fairly priced.
    Last edited by xboxonthego3; 05-22-2014 at 09:02 PM.
    05-22-2014 08:38 PM
  4. Reflexx's Avatar
    Agreed. Not overpriced at all.

    ​Just expensive in general.
    05-22-2014 08:51 PM
  5. Dua Hafeez's Avatar
    Agreed. Not overpriced at all.

    ​Just expensive in general.
    Expensive is a relative term :)
    05-22-2014 09:17 PM
  6. Reflexx's Avatar
    Expensive is a relative term :)
    Yes. My relatives tell me to stop spending so much money.
    05-22-2014 09:56 PM
  7. darthhen's Avatar
    I agree that it is not over priced. Looking at the pricing of Yoga 2 Pro and other ultra-books out there, my opinion is that SP3 is priced very competitive.

    People need to realize that if you want the newest & coolest gadgets, you need to pay up!
    05-22-2014 10:38 PM
  8. ExTrAbUtTa's Avatar
    Your not the only one, I feel the pricing is right in line. Once people get a hold of the product, use, check it over, I'd ask them how this could be in the $500-$600 price range? Something would HAVE to be given up in quality, features or specs to achieve what MS has done with the SP3. I personally want MS to continue hitting the premium market, that will allow them to truly show their innovation, instead of worrying about the price points. If price is a factor, the SP3 is not the machine for you. The other OEMs have a plethora of products ranging from $250 to "whatever you want to pay".
    05-22-2014 10:42 PM
  9. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I think it's fairly priced for you guys - but would you pay an EXTRA $750 for the i7-256?
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...mparisons.html
    As that's what we have to pay in the UK
    That's what doesn't seem right!!
    Last edited by Racing Snake; 05-23-2014 at 05:41 AM.
    05-23-2014 03:12 AM
  10. liquidphantom's Avatar
    Yes. My relatives tell me to stop spending so much money.
    I can't hear mine over the sound of the cash register.
    05-23-2014 05:36 AM
  11. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Enough with this pricing thing already. It's not over priced. If you can't afford it, stop complaining and go buy a cheep dell or HP.
    theefman likes this.
    05-23-2014 05:47 AM
  12. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Enough with this pricing thing already. It's not over priced. If you can't afford it, stop complaining and go buy a cheep dell or HP.
    Steady on chap, it's only a forum - designed for discussion.
    05-23-2014 05:52 AM
  13. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Steady on chap, it's only a forum - designed for discussion.
    Just two things. First, it's already been discussed in just about every other thread. Second, the point isn't valid because it's already cheep.
    05-23-2014 06:00 AM
  14. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I'm not going to draw this into an argument - but '"cheap" is a relative term - what you consider cheap might not be to someone else.
    I'm just saying.
    05-23-2014 06:04 AM
  15. MazoMark's Avatar
    I've got no problem with price point, but wish MS would list price with the keyboard. I've heard the justification that because they offer different colors, they need to sell separately,nut I don't buy it. They could advertise a price including the keyboard and still give the customer a color choice at checkout.

    Marketing the device as a laptop replacement and then telling customer the keyboard is a $130 "accessory" is strange.
    rdubmu likes this.
    05-23-2014 06:08 AM
  16. Dua Hafeez's Avatar
    I think it's fairly priced for you guys - but would you pay an EXTRA $750 for the i7-256?
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...mparisons.html
    As that's what we have to pay in the UK
    That's what doesn't seem right!!
    Agreed. Never understood why we pay so much more for electronics. I was buying a laptop earlier this year, Lenovo which was going to set me back 700 and I was paying some 250 more than the US price even with tax included . Not to mention that the US website allowed it to be customized..
    05-23-2014 07:56 AM
  17. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    There must be a lot of young lads here. Not that i'm old, but not that long ago, computers cost way more than this with a fraction of the ability. Computers these days are CHEAP!! I recall buying a Pentium 2 computer at something like $2500.
    rdubmu likes this.
    05-23-2014 08:02 AM
  18. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    It was being compared against an MacBook Air during the media even and if you look at the pricing of the MBA vs. The SP3, you'll see for intents purposes they're just about the same price. The wifi version of the iPad air (128GB flavor) is 800 dollars. Pretty close to the SP3's price point. The LTE version is 929. With the SP3, you get a faster CPU/GPU, more ram, larger display and the OS is not locked down like it is in iOS. My point is you're not paying that much more then what apple charges for the iPad and its about the same price as the MBA .
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    05-23-2014 08:34 AM
  19. Dua Hafeez's Avatar
    I've got no problem with price point, but wish MS would list price with the keyboard. I've heard the justification that because they offer different colors, they need to sell separately,nut I don't buy it. They could advertise a price including the keyboard and still give the customer a color choice at checkout.

    Marketing the device as a laptop replacement and then telling customer the keyboard is a $130 "accessory" is strange.
    Won't there be a problem in implementing this at stores like BB? And there might be people who don't want to buy the keyboard..
    05-23-2014 08:40 AM
  20. MazoMark's Avatar
    Won't there be a problem in implementing this at stores like BB? And there might be people who don't want to buy the keyboard..
    If you don't want a keyboard, you get a $130 credit at checkout. IMHO, I think most buyers will want a keyboard.

    Not sure I follow why pricing with a keyboard included would be problem at BB specifically.
    05-23-2014 09:59 AM
  21. falconeight's Avatar
    Its too expensive. The price is it's achilles heel. Microsoft really needs to find a way to shave $100 off of the price.
    $1430 for the I5, 256GB, 8Gb ram model......what?
    $1499 for the similar spec'd rMBP
    $1299 for a 13 MBa.
    Last edited by falconeight; 05-23-2014 at 11:09 AM.
    05-23-2014 10:35 AM
  22. mozman68's Avatar
    Its too expensive. The price is it's achilles heel.
    Well there it is...that settles it...
    05-23-2014 11:05 AM
  23. Citizen X's Avatar
    The problem is MSFT way overproduced on the first generation of Surface RTs and now everyone is expecting the retail price to drop like a rock on anything that says "Surface" on the case.

    Its too expensive. The price is it's achilles heel. Microsoft really needs to find a way to shave $100 off of the price.
    $1430 for the I5, 256GB, 8Gb ram model......what?
    $1499 for the similar spec'd rMBP
    $1299 for a 13 MBa.
    I like how people expect a tablet that is similarly speced as a laptop or ultrabook to be cheaper. Since when has miniaturization in the same generation of hardware equaled cheaper?
    05-24-2014 06:25 PM
  24. falconeight's Avatar
    The problem is MSFT way overproduced on the first generation of Surface RTs and now everyone is expecting the retail price to drop like a rock on anything that says "Surface" on the case.



    I like how people expect a tablet that is similarly speced as a laptop or ultrabook to be cheaper. Since when has miniaturization in the same generation of hardware equaled cheaper?
    Im not saying that its not good. I am saying that its too expensive regardless of its a tablet or a laptop. It has the same exact components. Do tire manufacturers charge more for all season tires? No they don't. This thing is war to expensive and at the price will be a niche product. I love it and think that it will make people happy but it won't sell at those prices. And it isn't spec'd the same as a laptop if its missing the keyboard.


    Microsoft is coming after me. I am a 8 year macbook user and this is the first and only windows based pc that I have ever looked at. I am not going to pay $800 for a I3 processor powered tablet. its a tablet because it doesn't have a keyboard. I am definitely not going to pay $1400 for a tablet with a I5 processor or $1530 for a convertible. $1000 for a surface I5 256, 4 gb, with touch cover and I'm all in.
    Last edited by falconeight; 05-24-2014 at 09:49 PM.
    05-24-2014 09:31 PM
  25. Michael Muscat's Avatar
    I think the pricing of the base model is great. It's the price gouging on the better CPUs and additional storage/RAM that really gets me. To go from an i3, 64GB SSD and 4GB RAM ($799) to an i7, 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM ($1949) is a price differential of $1150!!! In other words you could an i3 AND i5 surface pro 3 ($1798) for $150 less than the most expensive i7. The price bump for additional RAM and storage is at least twice as much as it should be in my opinion. This would be less painful if we had the option of customizing the processor/RAM/storage combinations.
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    05-24-2014 11:12 PM
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