Microsoft to Sell Its Windows RT Surface Tablet for $199?

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Referee - August 15, 2012 at 2:36pm
I agree with F1982. It might also be concerted effort between the 2 companies to sequester the world market to drive Google into oblivion, as Jobs would like. MS is very capable of designing good hardware for they know what it takes to make things work for them-their eco-system. They already have XBox, which leads all set-tops. All they need is a viable tablet to make a transition into post PC era. This time around, they are learning the hard lesson and starting from the dog house. So yes, the Surface will be priced competitively with iPad, not a give-away.
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madcow - August 16, 2012 at 6:07pm
You're labeling xbox as 'good hardware'? They have by far the most RSOD's and require replacements.
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Justabrake - August 15, 2012 at 11:30am
$200 if it goes off for that price I'd be surprised. But it ain't going to happen but if it does I'll buy and give it a try ! Would love to see something compare to my iPad
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F1982 - August 15, 2012 at 7:51am
It's complete speculation. It would make sense for them to price match the lowest prices iPad with the RT and the most expensive iPad with the Pro. That way people have a genuine choice to make when they go to buy an iPad and see a tablet with more functionality from Microsoft. Selling the surface too cheap would make it seem like a cheap product, it needs to be marketed as an advancement on the iPad. Android tablets only sell because they are cheap, not because they are as good as the iPad, surface has a genuine chance of changing that model.
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Simon - August 15, 2012 at 5:02am
Shit. Apple related or not. For $200 I'll buy one just to count how many bugs it has. Lol.
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Pedro - August 15, 2012 at 1:36am
I'm buying one!!!! And who cares if this is not Apple news cheesedick. Don't be such a loser you jealous prick ;) lol.
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You don't - August 15, 2012 at 3:34am
@ Pedro Gonzalez Merales... Listen hear mexi. I have a ladder so you can get back home easier.
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You don't - August 15, 2012 at 1:31am
Apple related? No. Who the fuck cares
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F1982 - August 15, 2012 at 7:59am
To those who always reply to posts with derogatory comments about any other company than apple, grow up. We're not 8 years old fighting over a chocolate bar any more. Yes this is an apple-centric site, but 99% of the people who come here are technology fans, not mindless apple fanboys. You don't make yourself any cooler by laying into Samsung or Microsoft, just idiotic. You've got to remember that 1. Not all products you buy need to come from apple, and 2. The stronger the competition the better the products we get from all manufacturers. When a good/interesting product is announced we should all get excited, regardless of the brand.
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Accordtr - August 15, 2012 at 1:20am
Geez I figured this thing would sell a few when they first announced it, but overall I didnt see it doing much market damage. If it is indeed sold at $199, I assume it's sold at a loss just to get it out cheap, it's going to huge competition to google tabs and the iPad. I have a new iPad so wasn't going to bite, but honestly at $199 I'd probably buy it to be honest.
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Ariel Sharun - August 15, 2012 at 1:38am
Google nexus 7 watch out Bill gates Is about! Hahaha and then the iPad mini
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Justabrake - August 15, 2012 at 1:16am
All speculation on price
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