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So with the price of the Windows RT Surface being pretty much on par with the iPad, do you think that it costs too much to compete with Apple and win a share of the tablet market? If Apple does launch a budget iPad Mini won't that also draw focus (and customers) from Microsoft, and force Microsoft to cut the price of the Surface drastically in the coming months

asked Oct 16 '12 at 12:36

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for a computer+tablet it is not overpriced however it is a badly planned product that can mature with time. It is indeed the future of computing as we know it however it ll take lot of hard work to make it establish in market

answered Oct 17 '12 at 07:20

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well lets look at the numbers:

we will compare it to the Ipad being that it is sort of the standard...

for a 32 GB ipad it is 599... for a 32 gb surface it is 499...

in fact you can get a 64 GB surface for the same price as a 32 GB ipad...

Also, if I am not mistaken, you also get the touch cover for the 599 price, or you can buy the 499 32 GB one and add on the type cover for 129.99

What do you give up? well you give up on the app store, but Microsoft is making their own... You also give up on the high res screen.

It also comes with word, power point, excel etc...

I think it is a better deal... So no i dont think it is to expensive

However, I am waiting for the new lenovo one that will come out running on the atom chip...

answered Oct 17 '12 at 00:40

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edited Oct 17 '12 at 13:23

I defiantly agree with you here.

(Oct 17 '12 at 12:04) benwatkinsart benwatkinsart's gravatar image

To me, the app store is non-issue. So many people will own a Windows 8 device that it really doesn't even matter. Windows brings in developers, and that is a known fact. It is just you will have to wait around a bit.

(Oct 17 '12 at 13:40) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

that is very true, microsoft does do a lot for developers, with free versions of Visual Studio and lots of SDKs and documentation it does make the platform very appealing.

(Oct 17 '12 at 15:43) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Absolutely not. The pricing is perfect. Sure, it wouldn't be bad if the price was 50 bucks lower, but the price is right.

It's a tablet that can do so much more than the ipad...

answered Oct 16 '12 at 13:29

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Will that draw consumers though. If you see an average buyer, not sure which one to buy what exactly will make them choose the Surface over the iPad?

(Oct 17 '12 at 15:11) ItsDaveyB ItsDaveyB's gravatar image

It's average price for a tablet and is competitive with iPad prices. It all comes down to your personal OS preference when the price is similar.

answered Oct 16 '12 at 15:13

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Surface prices are announced? I thought that just the Windows RT/8 tablets were announced by other companies, ranging from like $399 - $1299. Personally the windows 8 tablets are not really over priced. You can do more with a Windows 8 tablet than an iPad, because with them, there is a full operating system build inside. iOS is not a full desktop operating system, therefore, can't do a lot of the things that a full operating system can do.

At least as well like professional software.

answered Oct 17 '12 at 01:39

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Curtis Coburn

No it is well acceptable. It is evenly price with the iPad and it is looking to be an excellent device. Great, big screen, great looking specs, it has a couple of ports that the iPad itself doesn't have. The experience is still be to determined however. We shall see with Chris' review. :)

answered Oct 17 '12 at 13:38

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