Hearts, minds and balls: Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface gamble
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 03 December 2012 16:10

From TheRegister:

What makes Microsoft think people will buy its Surfaces? It would have to be either for the love of the Microsoft brand or because Redmond has got them by the balls on data and apps.

These can be the only reasons, based on the partially released specs of the Intel-based Surface running Windows 8 Pro that was unveiled on Thursday.

First, Microsoft is slapping on a price tag that is $200 more than the Surface RT - $300 more if you count a touch cover that has suddenly become a pricey separate accessory. A 64GB Surface RT with a touch cover running the ARM chipset is priced at $699. The 64GB Windows 8 Pro running Intel will be priced $899 and excludes the touch cover, which retails for around $100.

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