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#1 the better twin

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:33

Engadgets "source" says so.
http://www.engadget....ft-surface-199/
Seems too good to be true surely?
Would you get one at that price?


#2 .Neo

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:37

In other news: Microsoft Surface Touch Cover and Type Cover to cost €299 and €399 respectively?

#3 giantpotato

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:39

I was considering getting a Pro model, but if the $199 price is true, the RT model is looking very tempting now.

#4 ahhell

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:39

I wasn't that interested in an RT version but holy crap if that's the price!!!!

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#5 CGW-88

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:41

If it is released at that price I will be buying one without a shadow of a doubt!!!!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:41

The price for the Surface Pro would interest me more. €500 maybe?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:44

PS I'd immediately get a Surface if it only costs around €200, especially if it comes with a free copy of Office 2013.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:44

Given how late to the market microsoft is, $200 would be the necessary price point (especially now with the nexus 7 and other decent tablets coming in at that price point) for Microsoft to make any headway in the market.
The pro IMO will also have to come in under the price of an equivalent iPad.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:45

I would say 450 for pro maybe?

#10 Roger H.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:45

For that price i'd definitely get one no questions asked, along with an Android Tablet :)

I definitely like "Metro" UI but only on a Tablet form. So yeah, that would be sweet. I'd still wanna get a Android Tablet for regular playing around though :)

#11 Klownicle

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:45

I'm getting the pro version myself. But if its 199$ ill buy it when it comes out JUST TO HAVE IT. Then sell when pro is available. Thats insane. Microsoft would kill whatever 199$ market there is today if this were the case.

#12 majortom1981

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:46

There is no way it would be that price. How would other hardware manufacturers be able to compete with that ?

#13 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:48

Even at $200 I probably wouldn't get one. Basically for the same reason I won't buy a Nexus 7. Yeah it's a neat novelty and the price is okay, but it will probably end up not being used and thrown in an empty drawer. There are too many limitations for it to be nice for day-to-day use.

Now if the Pro is priced at $500 or less, that would be an instant buy for me.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:49

There is no way it would be that price. How would other hardware manufacturers be able to compete with that ?

They wouldn't. That's the point. Microsoft would be selling it at a loss.

Sure would be amazing for consumers though. :)

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:49

I was planning on being at the MS store to buy 2 on launch day, counting on them being about $499... at that price I'd start getting them as gifts!!!