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Lawrence
18-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Ballmer has squashed rumours of the $199 (US) Surface

http://www.ntcompatible.com/news/story/ballmer_shoots_down_199_99_surface_rumor.html

Thought they might have had the opportunity to seriously compete with the ipad

mikebartnz
18-09-2012, 09:14 AM
Who is going to want an RT version of the Surface unless it is very cheap as it will be crippled in so many ways.

KarameaDave
18-09-2012, 09:32 AM
Oh, I'm sure it will be the saviour of M$, just like Vista was!
:D

pcuser42
18-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Who is going to want an RT version of the Surface unless it is very cheap as it will be crippled in so many ways.

No different to iOS then.

R2x1
18-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Surface for the pictures, Zune for the sounds. The wizzomatic transcendent free-range component tablet, designed by the people who brought you ME.

mikebartnz
18-09-2012, 10:13 AM
No different to iOS then.
I think your bias might be getting in the way there. The thing is if they want to do better the iPad it has to be superior in some way and being cheap is the only way the RT version can be better.

pcuser42
18-09-2012, 10:19 AM
I think your bias might be getting in the way there. The thing is if they want to do better the iPad it has to be superior in some way and being cheap is the only way the RT version can be better.

So having things like USB ports and pretty much any connector you need verses just one isn't superior in some way?

KarameaDave
18-09-2012, 12:03 PM
I liked the original surface more, not very portable though (or is it mobile i should be saying now?)
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/original-microsoft-surface-table-now-to-be-called-pixelsense-1086284

KarameaDave
18-09-2012, 12:05 PM
sorry double post

R2x1
18-09-2012, 12:46 PM
The thing is if they want to do better the iPad it has to be superior in some way. . .

By god, I think he's got it.
Who would have guessed? ;)