Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Microsoft’s Surface tablet something to get excited about - Chicago Sun-Times

An excerpt from Andy Ihnatko's Surface perspective
"It was a killer debut. But keep in mind that it’s just a staged event. We’re all still waiting to hear some potentially dealbreaking details. How much will these devices cost? The RT model will be “comparable to ARM-based hardware.” $499 is a reasonable guess. The Pro model will be priced like an Ultrabook, which, yikes, puts it closer to a thousand bucks.
Is that a fatal blow? Not at all. Keep in mind that upper-end iPads are also priced in the Ultrabook range...and the senior Surface is being marketed as something that can be a “real” PC as well as an ereader. If Microsoft can keep that price comfortably under a grand, I don’t think this alone will be a major issue. The RT model will be out at around the same time as Windows 8 (so, sometime this fall), with the Pro to follow a few months later."
Microsoft’s Surface tablet something to get excited about - Chicago Sun-Times
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