Microsoft Dismisses iPad Mini as 'Recreational Tablet'

Microsoft Dismisses iPad Mini as 'Recreational Tablet'

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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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Microsoft Dismisses iPad Mini as 'Recreational Tablet'
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!!!
Samsung=Shiite - October 28, 2012 at 10:27pm
@fuck apple you really don't have a clue what your talking about do you...
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
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