Interesting that no one seemed to be able to actually use one properly at yesterdays unveiling.
I can see the lower end one eating up Androids tablet market (dependant on price) fairly quickly unless Google do something to seriously fix the issues Android has around its tablets. Windows 8 really does look like a great OS for a tablet (up there with iOS) but for a desktop it simply doesn't work. The keyboard although a good idea could be bad in reality, take your iPad smart cover and start tapping away on that as if it's a keyboard and I can see it become quite a bad experience.
With the high end one it needs to be priced below things like the Asus Transformer to make it viable, especially at that screen size.
So it's £399 for a 32gb version.
Who's buying one?
(Keyboard is extra, os takes up 5gb+ of the 32gb, bit more than 12gb with office installed)
£399 for the 32GB version; a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover will cost £479. There will also be a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at £559. Touch covers will be available separately for £99.99 each and will come in black, white, magenta, cyan, and red. A black Type cover, which is something more akin to a traditional keyboard, is £109.99.
Remember the Surface is just a Windows RT hardware offering from Microsoft. There are many other vendors releasing devices.I'm genuinely quite disappointed. Storage is no issue, everything should have microSD anyway. Just want to ditch this old Medion Piece of crap before the Turion64 processor decides running at red hot all day isn't a fun game anymore. Seems the Surface won't come close to requirements. Sad face.
could someone shed some light on thsi for me?
i dont know why but i just dont get it, whats is the difference between the two -
is windows RT still windows 8?
RT is the "lite" version of windows 8. Runs on ARM processors such as those used in most tablets. Can't run any software that isn't from their app store on it. Windows 8 Pro is the full version which you can run all normal software on, but this requires different hardware