Microsoft chops Surface RT price to $349

Discussion in 'hardware' started by SweX, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240781/Microsoft_chops_Surface_RT_price_to_349
     
  2. Kerodo

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    Not selling too well, eh? :)
     
  3. EASTER

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    I'll offer them 50 cents for a copy.
     
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    From what I've seen the surface pro is the only one worth buying.
     
  5. SweX

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    http://www.telecoms.com/162452/microsoft-and-blackberry-slash-device-prices/
     
  6. Mman79

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    And I can buy a pretty decent iPad for the price of it. MS is failing in mobile, it's just that simple.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    The Surface Pro is pretty much an ultrabook sans keyboard (yes I know it has the cover). Its has x86 hardware and runs the normal version of Windows. Comparing it to an iPad is apples to oranges.
     
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    I wasn't trying to compare it to an iPad as far as function goes. It's simply a price comparison and, quite honestly, regardless of what the Pro has, it's just not worth the price in mine and a lot of other opinions.
     
  9. Adric

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    Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is definitely an alternative for the Surface Pro. Available end of this Month.

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  10. WSFuser

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    It depends on your usage/requirements. Its specification are more comparable to a netbook. Its cheaper for a reason.
     
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    The Surface RT compared to an Ipad, seriously looses on app availability but having used one for some weeks, it's a very decent tablet imo.
    Add the typecover and you've got a tablet-deluxe with your usual Explorer, Windows Office etc.
    As mentioned above, depending on user requirements, a Surface RT can seriously out-perform an Ipad.
    It's a tablet on which you can do actual work, not just consume media.
     
  12. funkydude

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    The Surface RT was beating the iPad on price last I checked. I might buy one at this price, but realistically, this price drop is signalling the upcoming 2nd generation Surface which may be a lot better.
     
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