Rumour has it Microsoft's Surface will be $200

Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2012 - 01:27 PM |
Tagged: rumour, microsoft, arm, surface

With yesterdays announcement that Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung will all be releasing ARM based WinRT systems, the rumour we are hearing from The Register today is very interesting.  If indeed the ARM powered Surface will be selling for $200 it would be less than half of the price analysts predicted it would arrive at.  That Acer is not on that list of manufacturers lends credence to their CEO's statement that the $200 Surface will have a negative impact on current tablet vendors.  On the other hand, if it turns out that a reasonably functional and sturdy ARM based tablet/laptop can be designed and sold for $200 then it will be a definite win for the consumer and compete with Google's new tablet as well as certain high end eReaders.

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"If the latest Redmond rumors are to be believed, Microsoft's ARM-based Surface tablet models could arrive priced as low as $199, positioning them as heavyweights in the burgeoning low-cost tablet category."

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Source: The Register

August 15, 2012 | 02:19 PM - Posted by dagamer34 (not verified)

Yeah, this rumor has already been debunked as fodder.

August 15, 2012 | 03:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I filled up my slop bucket with a big helping of Windows 8 and tossed it to the hogs! They would not even attempt to eat one atom, said the GUI was just too smelly!

August 15, 2012 | 05:00 PM - Posted by camberry

Yeah, this can't be real. But if it was, that would be awesome.

August 15, 2012 | 05:24 PM - Posted by Arb (not verified)

10inch tablet for 200$ that would be huge bid in to the tablet market.

August 15, 2012 | 11:35 PM - Posted by Mark Harry (not verified)

That's the only way I would buy one. I almost bought a Nexus 7, even though it's only $200.00, I had a serious conversation with myself. Yes I just admitted talking to myself. I seriously have no idea what I would do with one.

August 16, 2012 | 01:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Please let the $200.00 price be real, especially in this recession, please!! The Surface is superb.

August 16, 2012 | 03:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Of Course the price has to be 200$-250$, otherwise how will it compete with other ARM Based Products that are in the Market. But Still 200$ would be overkill. I suspect it will be somewhere around 300$ certainly not as high as 500$ or 600$.

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