meme wrote:heh, nah i wont. i'm more than happy with my ipad it totally fills my tablet hole. I don't believe in Windows 8 as a tablet infrastructure until i see it working and the appstore moving. The android tablet appstore has been up for 2 years and it still nowhere near the ios appstore in terms of dev support.
for £1200 i want a proper laptop.
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it totally fills my tablet hole
fletch7100 8,368 posts
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Just waiting for the pro specs,3G not bothered about .If I'm really desperate for Internet connection and there isn't a wifi zone, then just tether it to my phone which has unlimited data allowance
Edited by fletch7100 at 19:26:38 26-07-2012
meme wrote:Like a winner.
mowgli wrote:But you'll still buy one then want to return it after a week.
THFourteen wrote:Yeah, I just doubt - seriously doubt - MS can convince anyone to spend that type of money.
I dont know what you were expecting. Its an ultrabook with a touch screen.
Thats what they cost
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THFourteen wrote:HOW MUCH???!!!
T3 predicting £1200 cost for the premium model based on a leak
The leak is some random Swedish retailer. It's just a guess. Things are fucking expensive in Kroner anyway.
How would the RT variant work with old printers ?
If it doesn't let you install non Metro stuff such as the printer software does that mean your out of luck ? Unless there is some magical ARM driver wizardry that doesn't involve the manufacturers.
Pro model isn't until next year I think.
Isn't RT supposed to be for tablets anyway? Do any of the current tablets support printing? I imagine it'll be cloud-based stuff like Google Print.
Something you expect from Windows I would think.
Simplying printing in Windows 8
Edited by oceanmotion at 21:35:26 26-07-2012
Don't get too excited yet, but Engadget are reporting that it the current rumour us that the Surface RT will launch on October 26th for the princely sum of $200
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I'd probably pay that.
Edit - Wait... Engadget? They're probably just saying it costs that much so everyone whines about it when it ends up being $250.
Edited by Psychotext at 17:26:20 15-08-2012
If, if, if, that is the case, then would it be safe to assume the PRO version could be around $400, which makes it an instabuy for me.
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Seems unlikely that it will be anywhere close to that price 4-500e for the rt i would guess.
Prices are coming out. US ones below.
64 GB with Black Touch Cover $699.00
32 GB with Black Touch Cover $599.00
32 GB without Touch Cover $499.00
Based on that the pro prices will probably be around $999, similar to Ultrabooks as predicted then
no big shocks there, but well out of impulse buy territory for me.
I am still hoping for a 7" windows 8 slate from somewhere.
Bah, too rich for my blood.
Also, based on that advert I'm probably not good looking enough to use one.
Yeah, too expensive for me to try out on a whim.
I'll stick with Windows 7 laptops/ultrabooks for now until the Surface prices drop substantially.
They seem to be matching iPad prices
16GB iPad - $499
32GB Surface - $499
32GB iPad - $599
32GB Surface with touch pad - $599
64GB iPad - $699
64GB Surface with touch pad - $699
Going by that, possible UK prices.
32GB Surface - £399
32GB Surface with touch pad - £479
64GB Surface with touch pad - £559
Surface also comes with Office 2013.
Pricey but some value there. Not really impulse buy for me though.
What's the touch pad?
Magnetic screen protector with a Keyboard. Like the ipad one but with keys on it and it's not foldy.
The keyboard cover.
What with VAT and other bollocks charges, it's going to be around £400 in real money. Most people will just buy an iPad.
Hmmm, I'd want the Pro version. Don't think this will be in my budget.
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Is that a proper edition of Office or some nonsense cut down version? Having a dinky thing that does office and has a proper keyboard might be quite good actually. Absolutely no way I can justify it at that price, but would be tempted if I needed to replace my laptop.
Pricing it the same as the iPad is a huge mistake. The consumer confusion that's going to come up with the whole
Is it windows?
Yes, but RT.
It's like windows, but it won't run windows programs.
So it's not windows?
Fcuk it, I'll take one of those ipads over there.
At least if they'd put it into impulse buy territory it might have suckered a few people in.
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