Microsoft Dismisses iPad Mini as 'Recreational Tablet'

Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:37am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15344 views

Microsoft having just launched its Surface tablet is going on the offensive declaring Apple's new iPad mini as a 'recreational tablet', reports AllThingsD.

Talking about Windows 8 laptops that sell for $279, Steven Sinofsky of Microsoft, said “These are fantastic machines.” Sinofsky contends they’re not netbooks or bargain-basement machines and are good enough to last a student through college.

“It’s $279,” he said, “Here we are, talking about seven-inch recreational tablets for $329.”

That $329 is in reference to Apple's new iPad mini which has been criticized for being sold at a price that is too high.

In what appears to support this determination, Amazon announced that it set a sales record for its Kindle Fire HD tablets the day after Apple announced the smaller tablet.

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Rick - October 29, 2012 at 9:52pm
Even though Microsoft sucks big time... Their point is totally valid... $329 for piece of crap? But the apple douche bags will still not get it....if tim crook were to rape their mother, sister, daughter or their pockets, they will still think that's a nice feature....part of apple ecosystem...LOSERS!!!
Ralph Jones - October 28, 2012 at 5:46pm
Microsoft doesn't have a good track record at predicting anything. Balmer dissed the iPhone when it first came out too. It went on to be worth more than all ofMicrosoft.
nck_s - October 28, 2012 at 5:02pm
Microsoft Surface is horrible to look at! Cereal boxes are more attractive! Why waste that much money on something that's just going to collect dust?
tony - October 28, 2012 at 6:39pm
r u just f'n stupid? you're the typical yabadaba-doo type of apple freak get some f'n help dude
Simon - October 28, 2012 at 1:52pm
The guy is right. The mini is a recreational device. But that does t change the fact that windows 8 sucks in more ways than I can count! The design a features of the surface tablet look awesome on the outside. It's downfall will be the operating system.
tony - October 28, 2012 at 1:48pm
Got to admit I was converted to apple a few years ago when indeed everything was innovated. I have a MBP, iPAD1 and all versions of iPhones. However other than the iPhone, I am going back to Microsoft. So tired of Apples yearly bullshit events, it's really getting really OLD .... and people like myself are jumping ship. iPad mini at this price, really APPLE users should be insulted and revolt...... In the past they worked really hard in changing technology, and they deserved the credit for innovation. Now I do believe they think they can sell anything, too me the apple brand is dead. I really like the surface pro because I never really do any actual work on my iPad, gave it to my daughter after I got bored with it months after buying it.
Fuck apple - October 28, 2012 at 10:20pm
That's right Tony I'm with You. Don't count the countless shit they do to screw You on warranty and hell after warranty ridiculus prices. 250$ for keyboard made of 3 sheets of plastic??? 150-200$ for microphone (10-50cents real price) 150-200$ for home button (1-5$ real price) 150-200$ for back glass of 4/4S (2-5$ real price) Max 30$ work to do it And so on...
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