Microsoft Surface to be available for purchase October 26th at midnight
posted by Alan F. / Oct 04, 2012, 7:30 PM
previously gave a pretty wide range of $300-$800 as the "sweet spot" for tablet pricing. Back in August, a rumor was floated that had Microsoft selling the Windows RT version of the Microsoft Surface tablet for $199. If true, it would certainly throw a new competitor into the low-priced tablet game that is led by the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, both priced at $199. But with its 10.6 inch display, the Surface would provide a much larger screen than the 7 inch panels on the other low-priced units.
In case you've had a Rip Van Winkle moment covering the whole summer, Microsoft is issuing two versions of the tablet. The Microsoft Surface (RT) is powered by a ARM related NVIDIA Tegra 3+ and is designed to compete with the Apple iPad and Android powered tablets. The Microsoft Surface (8 Pro) model is designed to be a mobile version of a Windows 8 PC.
- Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Camera 1 megapixel
- Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
What kind of idiot do they think someone would buy one at midnight? It's not like standing in line like for the iPhone. but it is
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 7:33 PM 1
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If it's available online, then it very well can be ordered from anywhere in the world. In case you don't know, the world is round and spins so what may be midnight in the U.S. is middle of the day elsewhere!
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 8:30 PM 20
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nice said!!! its midnight there in US and its 2pm in my place! but maybe what he is trying to say is that what if its not available online (but i doubt that)? will people wait for an unkown device at the middle of the night? maybe they will, if microsoft will make some crazy deal on that time! maybe at midnight of its release, they will sell the ARM base at $99 and the intel at $199... who knows? (and its a joke ofcourse, that will be crazy stupid but then again. WHO KNOWS..but ballmer's not pricing it like that---like he said they are not cheap!)
posted on Oct 06, 2012, 1:11 AM 0
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i can go to the Microsoft Store and touch one. ;)
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 7:56 PM 8
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Well said mate :) A very well designed, fully featured pack piece of technology. Well done MS really appreciate your efforts especially in that Keyboard cover. People who are just barking around and don't know anything I believe surface or any other Windows 8 tablet from other manufacturers will just put them on mute. To be very honest I like Windows 8 (70%) on PCs and 101% on tablets for sure.
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 9:06 PM 8
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That's great and all but seriously, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?! I want one but I need to know the price.
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 8:01 PM 7
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and why would you buy something without a pricetag ? wtf is this ? give people a price for your stupid tablet. not like i care about surface. i just wanna see why its an IPad killer
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 8:28 PM 0
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Android Phone & Windows 8 tablet That sounds good for my stable
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 1:51 AM 2
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