Microsoft Surface RT prices appear: $499 with no Touch Cover, $599 with it
0. phoneArena 16 Oct 2012, 07:25 posted on
Microsoft Surface RT prices have leaked out. The 10.6-inch tablet designed and made by Microsoft will cost as much as the iPad…
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1. Althorius (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
You posted all prices without touch cover. The 599 32 and 699 64 should say with touch cover.
2. Jabarkas (unregistered)
No chance. Microsoft really made a bad decission. For 699 you should get the W8 pro version with the surface type cover at least.
The RT version without a keybord should start around 350.
11. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Agree 100%.... The market has already shown that no one wants to pay $499 for anything other than an iPad reguardless of its features.
40. bubbadoes (Posts: 1030; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Unfortunately, I have to agree. Yes they are. I will constantly say this to the end. If you are going to compete with the Ipad, you better be better and cheaper...The Microsoft tables could in a way be better, but look at the price. This thing will never sell. They will learn the hard way just like HP, HTC & so many others. Samsung will be next if they keep producing $499 tablets which are basically the same as the first and although Apple does this--they actually can because they have a base. I was standing beside a woman in Best Buy this weekend, and she didn't even know the difference between, 16, 32 and 64 gibabyes nor LTE version vs wi fi only and why the price difference. All she knew is that it was Apple and she wanted it. This is why it will be hard for manufacturer's to succeed in this tablet arena with these riduculous prices off the start!!!
39. bluexperia (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
windows is slowly turn into money eating 'fruit'....
62. jove39 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
For $499 price...Surface should have 1080p resolution...and touch keyboard included...perfect buy!!!
3. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
iPad is still the king. Why are these these other tablets not coming with 1080p displays? The only worthy competitor to ipad is the transformer infinity 700 tablet. The surface is nothing.
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
Don't mad, i think the price is reasonable as being a laptops...
more and more user will accept win8 instead of ios and mountain lion...
Feel free to get an ipad while tons of people outside are anxious to get this :)
14. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Do you even use an iPad? It the best device for work and play. It's fast, fluid and has an awesome gpu and awesome games. Games which haven't even arrived to android yet. It takes stunning pictures and has beautiful display. My laptop crashed 3 months back and I have been using my new ipad ever since. I never wanna go back to any LAGGY windows s**t again that's why I just bought the MacBook Pro with retina display.
17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Hate playing games .. so yea a device if it's good for playing games also isn;t something that attracts me much. So ability to play games is out of equation.
20. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Laggy windows? You must not be using it properly then haha =P
21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
It's standard SJ rant against everything non Apple :)
22. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Dude don't blame windows. In most cases it's user's fault behind those crashes. Windows if maintained properly, runs just as fine as any other so called 'robust, fluid' OS. So all this debate scores some points for Apple, to keep things simple. They block users from accessing the insides of OS, and that's why the stability. But you are blocked from doing all that advanced stuff. While on the other hand windows is always the first choice of advanced users. I've used mas and ios, besides the stability and polished feel it's just a locked access affair.
26. drazyw (unregistered)
Good for you. Now go back to your Apple sites and enjoy life in ignorant bliss. No one wants to hear about your Apple products. Some people here love Windows and have no problem with it. I'm sorry you do, but please go crap on someone elses parade. If you love Apple so much, you should be totally content to live with it and feel confident enough to not have to bash other products to make you feel better about your decision.
35. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It takes stunning pictures? You must be one of those ridiculous people who feel that the iPad is perfectly acceptable substitute for a point and click camera. Guess what, your wrong, you look really stupid holding up an iPad to snap that photo.
37. wp8forever (unregistered)
Windows 8 laggy lol you are a complete idiot lol by the way that's why 90% of pc are running windows cuz we all hate it lol.
50. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
ok answer this can i run Crysis2 Counter Strike Mass effect3 NFS series Borderlands2 WoW if u missed what i written there these are some of the top games on desktop and real games not ripoffs for moblie platform unlike what u are talking about on iPads meh who plays underpowering games if one can play the top of the line desktop games on Pro edition and no mater what Gamers systems are most expensive so gamers dont bother the price and last ipad is crap if u talk about games so zip it stick under the tiny games u use to play.
60. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Play dead trigger on an ipad 3 and "then you have my permission to die" -the dark knight
65. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
looks like u never played PC games in ur life tahts why u even replied the PC games are at the moment top ing the console in everyway in graphics randering physics how can ur tinny iPad compete on gaming with desktop games get real noob
56. tggoulart (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Love you man ur absolutely right I have an iPad 3 too and it's awesome and I have the s**tty windows 7 laptop and its crashing too, I'm going to buy a MacBook Pro Retina for sure
64. jove39 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
May be you have s**tty hardware in laptop to make any OS crash...just pay same money as macbook pro for any win laptop and then compare...i bought win7 laptop 2 years ago (~$900)...its i7, 8gb ram (upgraded later on), nvidia graphics card...and it kicks @$$ of mac ;)
48. drazyw (unregistered)
It is a 1080p display. Try again.
52. drazyw (unregistered)
Ooops, that was for the Pro version. Though I've seen some reviewers that did some double blind tests with the screen vs the ipad and the RT was said to have a clearer sharper display. I'll have to see first hand of course.
63. jove39 (Posts: 1874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Surface will offer way more functionality than iPad...remember its running windows...lol
4. checkmymike (Posts: 150; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
For a new device being introduced with 0 market share and small number of apps, and pricing it as the ipad's, epic fail!
36. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Microsoft lost out on a big opportunity. One of the most successful tablets was the Kindle Fire, I saw tons of people with them only months after it's release..... what made them so popular? The price point. With Microsoft needing more market share in the mobile area this would have been a very attractive product if it were priced at $300 or less.
51. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well its RT maybe u wont get traction fast but Pro will overthrow Ipads even on higer price tag cuz it is about productivity+device Handling :P
pro is as productive as a Desktop Pc or laptop + it can be used as a loptop can u use the iPad(toy) for this all stuff u do on PC
6. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
$100 cheaper then I go for 32GB Microsoft Surface RT with Touch Cover - $499