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  • Sorta-low-cost Surface tablet coming

    Posted on May 16th, 2018 at 08:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Mary Jo Foley nailed it:

    Microsoft looks to be ready to try to tackle the low end of the PC market with a new low-end, low-cost Surface line-up. But the big question is why.

    So we can expect a tablet the size of a small iPad Pro, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, for $400. Plus $100 for the pen. Plus $120 for the keyboard/cover.

    Yawwwwwwwwwn.

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    • #192660 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Mary Jo Foley nailed it: Microsoft looks to be ready to try to tackle the low end of the PC market with a new low-end, low-cost Surface line-up. But t
      [See the full post at: Sorta-low-cost Surface tablet coming]

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    • #192664 Reply

      jescott418
      AskWoody Lounger

      Why is right. Small screen typically smaller then most users want. Apple learned this from Macbook Air 11.6″. Never did find the Intel m3 CPU that impressive and its sort of expensive for its specs. Add to cost a keyboard and mouse and you might as well buy a decent 2 in 1.

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    • #192665 Reply

      HiFlyer
      AskWoody Lounger

      ROFL

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    • #192666 Reply

      PKCano
      AskWoody MVP

      If it comes with Windows S-Mode, there’s another $$$ you will have to spend to make it usable.
      And don’t forget the SSD or external HDD so you can update it.

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      • #192671 Reply

        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        …and once purchased, patch Tuesday updates will sort it.

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    • #192667 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Lounger

      It’s a vehicle without wheels and engine.

      Group G{ot backup} Win7|64-bit|SP1|TestBeta

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    • #192680 Reply

      bobcat5536
      AskWoody Lounger

      The fact that it’s less expensive is supposed to make you feel better when WU breaks it.

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    • #192735 Reply

      Microfix
      AskWoody MVP

      I’d rather take the risk of a used bargain laptop (replacing parts HDD for an SSD) if I needed to. With more CPU grunt and memory and my choice of Operating System and probably cheaper all done, thanks.

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    • #192772 Reply

      Elly
      AskWoody MVP

      Is that why, after so long, that they finally addressed the flickergate problem… they want to reassure customers that they do stand behind their products? Coughing fit…

      Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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      • #192883 Reply

        gkarasik
        AskWoody Lounger

        “Is that why, after so long, that they finally addressed the flickergate problem… they want to reassure customers that they do stand behind their products? Coughing fit… ”

        It becomes clear that for this most-recent iteration of MS, “stand(ing) behind their products” is not a metaphor.

        GaryK

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    • #192809 Reply

      DrBonzo
      AskWoody Lounger

      Maybe they’re trying to compete with iPad. At one time I would have found such a device fairly appealing, but after the last year or so… no way will I ever buy another MS product. If an iPad is anywhere near as reliable, easy to use, etc. as my iMAC, then it would be a no-brainer, IMHO, for anyone wanting a tablet. The iMAC just works, and did I mention seamless updates?

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    • #192808 Reply

      anonymous

      64 gigabytes of solid state storage!, theoretically it might be compatible with itself and update without fail.

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    • #192862 Reply

      anonymous

      If the more expensive luxurious one has been failing bigtime, this will be another nail in M$’s coffin, either way.

      Imagine if this cheaper one is more stable than the luxury one.

      Imagine if it isn’t.

      … and I roll myself to the other side of the bed, ignore it and go back to sleep…

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    • #192868 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody MVP

      Microsoft looks to be ready to try to tackle the low end of the PC market with a new low-end, low-cost Surface line-up. But the big question is why.

      Microsoft could not continue selling the junk known as the “Surface Pro” at the outrageously high price they were asking for it. They either had to improve the quality or lower the price.

      It appears that they have lowered the price.

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    • #192972 Reply

      flackcatcher
      AskWoody Lounger

      Reads post. Shakes head……

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