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
Answer by bharatkumargupta · Oct 17, 2012 at 08:20 AM
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
Answer by trueb · Oct 17, 2012 at 01:40 AM
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...
Answer by ArmedAlpaca · Oct 16, 2012 at 02:29 PM
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...
Answer by Curtis Coburn · Oct 17, 2012 at 02:39 AM
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.
Answer by JordanV · Oct 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
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. :)
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