Microsoft Surface 2 release date and price announced, Pro model starts at $899
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3490; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The Surface Pro is essentially a Ultra book in a tablet form factor.. Ultra books cost well over $1000, so how is this to expensive❔ Remember that Surface Pro is a different level of tablet compared to what Android tablets, and iPads are capable of... You get what you pay for, and if you want the smallest sleekest, lightest PC it's gonna have a premium price... You guys need to put into perspective what the Surface pro really is..
18. designerfx (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
how is this too expensive? because ultrabooks give you a LOT more performance for $1000.
17. designerfx (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Yeah. It's hilariously expensive, so far as prohibitive. You can get much more value for the cost.
the reason for tablets was competitive pricing, and this isn't it.
22. cc3493 (Posts: 153; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The reason for tablets was because people didnt want to lug around a laptop as it was bulky and hard to hold. Even ultrabooks arent that portable if you think about it. The laptop shape was not for ultra-portability. The reason for tables IS NOT competitive pricing
2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
DOA. When will they learn that no one gives a crap about these overpriced slates made by Microsoft themselves when you could A. Buy or create a super desktop with specs that absolutely destroy these or B. Buy or create a Laptop that will have equal or better specs that embarrass these. I know one thing. I personally could never justify my purchase of this.
4. YuLeven (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 May 2013)
If you need 'crushing' specs, you shouldn't be looking for a tablet in first place. A super desktop with specs bla bla bla weights 11 pounds. Why'd someone compare this to a tablet?
3. pradeepreddy (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
Overpriced, it seems they are going Apple way.
i am not an iFan, but atleast the Harware quality of iProducts is way better than any of their competitors
16. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
So are you saying something is wrong with the hardware quality of the surface pro? On what planet do you get a brand new haswell processor and an ssd in that form factor for any less? You don't expect them to sell at a loss do you?
5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3490; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The Surface Pro is the most advanced tablet in the world.. It is not to be compared with a iPad, or Android tablet.. This is a different kind of device, so it's priced accordingly....
7. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Cut $100 in price of surface 2 ($349)...and I would consider buying it. Surface Pro 2 is way heavy...to use as a tablet.
9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3490; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The Surface pro 2 is lighter than the previous surface pro, and unless you have some debilitating health issue a grown man shouldn't be complaining about ounces..
12. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
well...its not just about weight of surface pro 2...but it's weight compare to other tablets and weight distrubution...I have held surface RT and Surface Pro and iPad4 back to back and felt Surface pro is heavy...had it been I never held light tablet (Surface RT or iPad)...i would never realize Surface Pro is heavy!!!
Hope this help you understand.
15. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
It's weight compared to other tablets is not an issue, for the simple reason that the surface pro market and the ipad market are completely different. Your mistake is equating the pro to an ipad. They are completely different. One is a powerful ultra-book, the other is just your average runoff-the-mill tablet.
19. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Well...point of surface pro is to have a ultra-book like functionality in tablet form...so size and weight comparison is justified...MS could have used Y-series haswell chip to reduce size, weight and achieve fanless design...cant understand why they went with chip with 15w tdp.
23. cc3493 (Posts: 153; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
-_- heavy? really? the smallest amount people could call heavy would be >2.5kg. Im so pissed off at people saying its too heavy. Same with phones. Why do you want a super light phone anyways or a super light tablet? It's not like people call alot nowadays and youll probably have the tablet on your lap or on the table most of the time.
8. livyatan (Posts: 675; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
People just don't get that Intel core comes at a price.
The chip alone costs many times more than what the A7X in the upcoming iPad does.
For example, the snapdragon 800 in the new Note 10.1 costs less than 50$, yet providing a perfectly sufficient performance for every task it can do.
Microsoft can only dream about gaining market share with products like this.
The math just don't work
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Either that's a typo or Phone Arena thinks the 64GB edition will cost only $10 more than the 32GB edition.
11. papss (unregistered)
For the pro I'm going to upgrade mine next month as a early Christmas present lol
13. Q1Q10 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Anybody know the clock speed of the tegra 4. If its a high clock speed i might consider it but if it's anything below 1.7, forget it. Hopefully they can get the clock at the max of tegra 4 of 1.9
14. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Overpriced. They won't Pierce any markets with a price like that.
21. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
The last time I checked, samsung was selling the 16GB wifi version of the galaxy Note 10.1 for $499 (where I live anyway), making it $50 more expensive than the Surface 2. Let's also not forget that the Note 10.1 has half the amount of storage, no MS Office suite, and most importantly, no software support beyond 18 months (something a lot of the android fanboys oftwn forget).