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Shocker: iPads sold well on Black Friday, Microsoft Surface not that much

0. phoneArena 26 Nov 2012, 07:32 posted on

Although no U.S. retail store was spared by the hordes of customers during the annual Black Friday shopping event, some outlets were clearly more crowded than others. And as you might expect, Apple stores were among those that interested buyers the most. But how do they compare with rival Microsoft's retail outlets? That's what the analysts at Piper Jaffray wanted to find out, so they observed an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store at Mall of America in Minneapolis for 8 hours during Black Friday, as they have been doing for 5 consecutive years now...

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 10:06

22. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I love the Surface Pro . But the Surface RT sucks real time . Too expensive and very little apps and features

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 12:05 1

29. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


RT has a lot of stuff out-of-the-box that no other mobile tablet can match, not the least of which is its shared kernel with the inarguably most-popular computer OS in the world, not to mention better build quality, keyboard options, and built-in kickstand. You have to buy extra third-party devices and programs to even start to match the Surface, even the RT version.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 13:28

32. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


It will be good in the business world and with some select consumers. Android and apple are simpler for the average consumer to walk up and use instantly and are sold in more places. Not taking nothing from MS in the function and various uses but it is not for the average every day user to just pick up and run.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:57

34. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i dont really get why buy an overprice computer? macs' price is rediculous!!! its almost 100,000 in my place! but a normal PC can offer the same thing!!!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 20:23

35. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


no one can beat apple......

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:56

37. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


actually, they can still be beaten..in mot a fanboy or whatever.... since most peopl will love the construction of apple's iDevice coz of premium materials...

they can be beaten coz if they keep the old look and no major overhaul, people might get bored on apple's UI and its looks....

i think the one that could really match the premium look of iPad is the microsoft surface! so im hoping surface 2 will have HD screen!

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