Surprise! The Microsoft Surface won't be $200

Subject: General Tech | September 17, 2012 - 12:36 PM |
Tagged: surface, microsoft, obvious, ballmer

While Steve Ballmer did not give a firm price for his companies Surface Tablet, The Inquirer was given a range that starts well above the original $200 price tag.  The range he gave stretches from just over $300 to just over $800, fairly similar to the iPad range of pricing from the base 16GB WiFi only to the full 64GB WiFi and cellular.  The hardware of Surface tablet is going to have to shine in order to compete in the tablet market, as simply running Windows 8 will probably not be enough to make it stand out, if sales of Win7 based phones and tablets are any indicator.  The pricing may appease some of Microsoft's clients such as Acer, who were more than a little upset at Microsoft's announcement that they were getting into hardware instead of simply licensing manufacturers to use the Win8 OS and branding.

Apparently there is a way to get both a Surface Tablet and a Win8 phone on the cheap, Microsoft will be handing out one of each to all of its full time employees.

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"BOUNCY MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer has refused to put a price on the Windows Surface tablet and has only given a ballpark figure of somewhere between £200 and £500.

What this means is that a Windows Surface tablet will cost more than an Android tablet, such as the Asus Nexus 7 for example, but less than an Ipad."

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Source: The Inquirer

September 17, 2012 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Microsoft Surface is 10inch screen in comparison to Nexus 7 Android tablet. It would be sensible if screen size is mentioned or don't compare Surface with Nexus 7 , instead compare with a 10inch tablet.

Such news when a normal consumer sees can drive them away from a product due to incorrect assumptions.

September 17, 2012 | 07:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Which windows tablet? the one that is going to run Windows RT. or the Pro tablet, that will have a core i? series (ivy bridge?) processor and be able to run the full verson of windows 8( with a downgrade option to Win 7, I hope)? Oh! Wise! foo man chu, I do not like that RT version (rooted to windows RT), but I will look at the Pro verson( but no more than 800.00 US clams will I pay)!

September 17, 2012 | 08:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Edit previous post Please strike |with a downgrade option to Win 7| As that is my stardard responce to a laptop/desktop that has windows 8, and this is a tablet of course!

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