Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT Priced, Starts at $499

Microsoft put price tags on some of its most important upcoming products, Surface with Windows 8 RT. The prices were revealed by Microsoft Store US, and covers three models based on storage capacity and Touch Cover (cover with keyboard and trackpad). The lineup starts at US $499 with Surface 32 GB without Touch Cover. For $599, you get the same model, with the Touch Cover. Leading the pack is Surface 64 GB with Touch Cover, priced at $699. The store is accepting pre-orders for all available color options of Surface and Touch Cover. Orders will delivered as early as by October 26.


Source: TechCrunch
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113 Comments on Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT Priced, Starts at $499

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Crap Daddy
Watching youtube? If you really want to see the iPad toy at work in some benchmarks against the Surface Pro - though they are on different planets - I suggest you read here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6695/microsoft-surface-pro-review/5
yes, thats because the ipad's resolution is MUCH HIGHER therefore is much better looking. what's more, despite the better benchmarks of the surface, user experience reports that the slight lag time the ipad has is irrelevant to its usage. apple developers have managed to sqeeze every drop out of their superior device which costs $200 less. microsoft once again fails.
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Mathragh
by: Easy Rhino
yes, thats because the ipad's resolution is MUCH HIGHER therefore is much better looking. what's more, despite the better benchmarks of the surface, user experience reports that the slight lag time the ipad has is irrelevant to its usage. apple developers have managed to sqeeze every drop out of their superior device which costs $200 less. microsoft once again fails.
I guess that if you're determined that something sucks/fails, you'll always be able to think of something:)
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Mathragh
I guess that if you're determined that something sucks/fails, you'll always be able to think of something:)
funny i hear that about apple products all the time.

i was hoping the surface pro would be a real challenger because i need something a bit more mobile than a laptop but it needs to be windows based for work. at that price point i simply cannot justify it. i might as well buy a lightweight ultrabook for $150 less. :ohwell:
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#4
Crap Daddy
Don't want to continue the debate because THEY ARE DIFFERENT. When Apple will bring out a product that runs a full desktop OS on a tablet form factor with a x86 CPU the we can talk. Until then feel free to compare and preach the superiority of the iPad compared to Nexus 10.
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#5
Mathragh
by: Easy Rhino
funny i hear that about apple products all the time.

i was hoping the surface pro would be a real challenger because i need something a bit more mobile than a laptop but it needs to be windows based for work. at that price point i simply cannot justify it. i might as well buy a lightweight ultrabook for $150 less. :ohwell:
Well, I dont think anyone was saying that this is the perfect device and/or everything about it is perfect. However, if you say you dont like something, and then provide all sorts of reasons which turn out to be false, it gets kinda, well, pointless.

If you would have said something like, well, its just too expensive for what I want to do with it, it would've been totally fine lol
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#6
TheMailMan78
Big Member
You guys know hes trollin don't ya?
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: TheMailMan78
You guys know hes trollin don't ya?
i'm not trolling. benchmarks show the surface pro is crap for the price. you would be better off with an ipad unless you need a full fledged desktop OS on something slightly faster than a tablet. however, given its bulk and its price you might as well buy an ultrabook. surface pro just makes no sense!
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Easy Rhino
i'm not trolling. benchmarks show the surface pro is crap for the price. you would be better off with an ipad unless you need a full fledged desktop OS on something slightly faster than a tablet. however, given its bulk and its price you might as well buy an ultrabook. surface pro just makes no sense!
Its a desktop replacement tablet. It can do everything the iPad can do and WAY MORE. To top it off it works much, MUCH better in a corporate environment.
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#9
Dos101
by: TheMailMan78
You guys know hes trollin don't ya?
That's why I stopped replying. It's either that or he doesn't know what he's talking about lol. Or he gets off on all this fighting :laugh:
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#10
Mathragh
by: Easy Rhino
i'm not trolling. benchmarks show the surface pro is crap for the price. you would be better off with an ipad unless you need a full fledged desktop OS on something slightly faster than a tablet. however, given its bulk and its price you might as well buy an ultrabook. surface pro just makes no sense!
Well, to be honest, thats exactly the niche they are targetting: people who dont want to carry a full laptop, but still want all the functionality of a fully fledged PC.

This isnt ment for people who are happy with just the functionality of an iPad, this is for people who want to do everything they're used to on a PC, but in a tablet format.
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TheMailMan78
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by: Dos101
That's why I stopped replying. It's either that or he doesn't know what he's talking about lol. Or he gets off on all this fighting :laugh:
I know Easy. Hes not doing to bad. Still has much to learn however.
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#12
Dos101
by: Mathragh
Well, to be honest, thats exactly the niche they are targetting: people who dont want to carry a full laptop, but still want all the functionality of a fully fledged PC.

This isnt ment for people who are happy with just the functionality of an iPad, this is for people who want to do everything they're used to on a PC, but in a tablet format.
i.e. business people.
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#13
Mathragh
by: TheMailMan78
I know Easy. Hes not doing to bad. Still has much to learn however.
Goddamnit people :laugh: I always fail to spot trolling in time(no kidding, my mates irl always do this kind of stuff to me coz they know I keep falling for it:cry::laugh:).

On a serious note, I didnt think people here would go to this lenght, and thats one of the reasons I came to this forum. Ah well, lesson learned once again I guess.

Edit:
Except for the MailMan, I've seen him pull of enough trolling already lol.
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