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More on Microsoft Surface: The WSJ reports Microsoft has placed Q4 orders for 3M-5M Surface...

More on Microsoft Surface: The WSJ reports Microsoft has placed Q4 orders for 3M-5M Surface tablets, a level said to be on par with initial production for the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. The pricing for the RT models, which don't support existing Windows apps, indicates Microsoft is either: a) Comfortable competing against the iPad without a pricing edge, in spite of the iPad's huge lead in mindshare and apps. b) Keeping prices relatively high in order to placate disgruntled OEMs.
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  • wigit5
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    a)MSFT is stupid enough to think consumers will choose what they don't know over what they know for the same price b) MSFT is soft enough to let dying OEM's dictate their business model.
    16 Oct 2012, 08:33 AM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    "Microsoft runs out of $499 Surface RT for pre-orders.."

     

    http://bit.ly/PClCjY
    17 Oct 2012, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Wake me up when the Win8 Pro Surface is out -- running existing Windows apps is the game changer.
    16 Oct 2012, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • dab3z
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    $120/$130 extra for the cover. Nicely done Microsoft.
    16 Oct 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Is Nokia going to manufacture the Microsoft Surface?
    16 Oct 2012, 09:25 AM Reply Like
  • Mike Duran
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    Disappointed! $499 w/o keyboard means it won't be competitive w Google, Samsung, Apple. Even if it does include a copy of a limited Office version. This is Enterprise level pricing!

     

    Hope they reconsider pricing.... $399 w keyboard and a subscription to their on-line version of office would be real value for the consumer and give the competition something to worry about.
    16 Oct 2012, 01:24 PM Reply Like
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