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#31 PGHammer

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:16

Not really.


Then you haven't been watching prices as of late - especially SSD prices after Thanksgiving.

128GB and larger SSDs are now under $1.00/GB (either online or retail) - a price unheard-of before then.

512GB SSDs are appearing in the non-enterprise space for the first time.

16GB thumb drives (pretty much invariably supporting USB 3.0) are under $10USD.

I don't exactly live in a hotbed of low prices (if anything, greater Washington, DC is known for being a hotbed of bureaucracy and shopping on the taxpayer dime) - and I see such pricing on a daily basis.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:17

For $1000 I'd rather get a Surface Pro

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:19

Look at pricing for both thumb drives and SSDs, the computer peripherals which are the mainstream users of flash memory - haven't both fallen to nearly magnetic-media pricing levels as of late?


128GB and larger SSDs are now under $1.00/GB (either online or retail)

Which is still about ten times as much as the price for magnetic storage?!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:29

Yeah they are pricey. A $1000 for a tablet is a bit ridiculous.


Sadly people will pay it though, stick an ASUS / MS / HP etc etc sticker on the side an no-one would touch it

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:52

Which is still about ten times as much as the price for magnetic storage?!


That is only because magnetic media pricing has also fallen; flash media pricing on a per-gigabyte basing IS where magnetic media was five years ago.

And why is magnetic media a minus (despite cheap pricing) in anything portable (not merely tablets, but even notebooks)? Bulk, energy use, lack of speed - need I go on?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:07

128 GB pricing should be $399 all with wifi and celluar
264 GB pricing should be $499
512GB pricing should be $599

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:01

Apple should start giving out free lube at their stores. It is only courteous to do so when they make you take it up the ass at their pricing.


Free lube? Free?

Heck no, pony up $29.99 for that.


*sigh* The 16GB model shouldn't even exist, certainly not at that price point. :/ Why must Apple always be so skimpy when it comes to storage or RAM ? :angry:


How else will they milk the "fans" if they do that? ;)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:37

The $1k model has cellular, so you can't compare it's price to the Pro which doesn't have it.

Everyone compared the Pro's available space to iPad which uses a primitive OS compared to Surface Pro but now that Surface has advantage why not compare it with iPad?

Compared to iPad4:
- Surface Pro has 4 times the ram (1GB vs 4GB)
- Surface Pro has Pen-input + 10point multi-touch
- Surface Pro has a better connectivity than iPad (except cellular as you mentioned)
- Surface Pro has arguably better GPU given that it can drive two screens.
- Last but not the least: Surface Pro has a Core ****ing i7 in it!

So given all of this, I don't think iPad having a cellular antenna in it makes much of a difference in terms of price. It only reinforces the fact that it is horribly overpriced.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:50

Everyone compared the Pro's available space to iPad which uses a primitive OS compared to Surface Pro but now that Surface has advantage why not compare it with iPad?

Compared to iPad4:
- Surface Pro has 4 times the ram (1GB vs 4GB)
- Surface Pro has Pen-input + 10point multi-touch
- Surface Pro has a better connectivity than iPad (except cellular as you mentioned)
- Surface Pro has arguably better GPU given that it can drive two screens.
- Last but not the least: Surface Pro has a Core ****ing i7 in it!

So given all of this, I don't think iPad having a cellular antenna in it makes much of a difference in terms of price. It only reinforces the fact that it is horribly overpriced.


ipad probably trumps it in battery life though

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:11

I would never pay that much for a tablet.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:06

ipad probably trumps it in battery life though

Not going to matter much if you are going to use that cellular antenna :p