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#1 hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:13

Most of you guys must have seen this already:

http://www.neowin.ne...-time-we-rebuff

After reading the drivel this dolt is writing I had an idea:

How about, we the gentlemen and ladies of Neowin made our own list of devices that are truly overpriced!

I want to start and nominate most Apple desktops and laptops, I hesitate with iPad due to the fact that it isn't that much pricier than other compatible tablets, I don't hesitate at all with the iPhone though. I also want to suggest Alienware for being overpriced.

Anyway do add your own devices guys!


#2 xendrome

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:16

Sonos and "Beats" Audio hardware

I guess they have to pay Janelle Monae and Dr. Dre something, I mean look at her hair, you don't get the ugliest hair-style on the planet for cheap.

#3 OP hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:22

Sonos and "Beats" Audio hardware

I guess they have to pay Janelle Monae and Dr. Dre something, I mean look at her hair, you don't get the ugliest hair-style on the planet for cheap.


Ok wow, 700 dollars for that Sonos gadget.

#4 Javik

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:24

I happen to agree with them. Not about the Surface on it's own but I believe almost all high end tablets are overpriced.

#5 OP hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:26

I happen to agree with them. Not about the Surface on it's own but I believe almost all high end tablets are overpriced.


Yea like I mention before I do agree with that statment, the companies use the novelty factor and popularity of tablets to push up the prizes. I just tought it strange in the article to sort out the surface by itself when it isnt even the most expensive tablet.

#6 Crisp

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:28

Anything from Apple.

#7 Javik

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:28

I'm no fan of the surface by any means but picking on Microsoft when almost all tablets are overpriced is admittedly silly.

#8 lunarworks

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:29

If you were around in the '90s, you know this one:

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The 3DO. $700 (probably $1000 in today's dollars) for a crappy, badly-supported game console. Makes the PS3 launch look like the bargain of the millennium.

#9 OP hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:35

If you were around in the '90s, you know this one:

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The 3DO. $700 (probably $1000 in today's dollars) for a crappy, badly-supported game console. Makes the PS3 launch look like the bargain of the millennium.


Lol and I tought the ps3 was expensive. Have to admit I don't remember that console though and I was around in the 90's. ;)

#10 Salutary7

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:46

"Beats" Audio hardware


Beats, for sure. They sell $400 headphones that are basically mid-level quality. Not surprisingly, the brand was born out of a partnership with Monster Cable.
Another good candidate: The Mac Pro! Where else can you buy a desktop filled with hardware that's more than 3 years old starting at only $2500?

#11 +Nik L

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:51

Overprized?

But yeah, Beats By Dre headphones. TERRIBLE quality sold purely on marketing.

#12 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:01

The Surface RT is hugely overpriced for what it is, so I'm not surprised to see it get a mention. Is it one of the most overpriced gadgets of all time? Of course not, but the article was designed to be controversial in order to get people linking to it.

#13 what

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:12

http://www.bose.co.u...ve-connect-kit/

#14 Lord Method Man

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:16

Any product from Bose or Monster.

#15 OP hooko22

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:41

Any product from Bose or Monster.


Oh yea off course Bose. I knew I was forgetting something when I was writing my list. It was Bose.