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Old 01-03-2015, 01:09 AM
 
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There are plenty of options for lower-end Windows PC's. I think Microsoft was purposely aiming to make a device with top-notch hardware to make sure that segment had an option.


Its definitely not for everyone.
This.

Microsoft was clearly not trying to make a mass market product. They were building a flagship product to show other manufacturers how to make a device that isn't terrible to use.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:58 AM
 
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I work for a software company. Out of 2,000 software engineers, I know of 3 who use Surface tablets. All of our software engineers can choose their own operating environment, and most choose Macs. You will find most people around the company use Macbooks, iPads. Our software is mostly web/cloud based these days, and most of our customers want mobile apps that work for iPhone and iPad.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:46 AM
 
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I work for a software company. Out of 2,000 software engineers, I know of 3 who use Surface tablets. All of our software engineers can choose their own operating environment, and most choose Macs. You will find most people around the company use Macbooks, iPads. Our software is mostly web/cloud based these days, and most of our customers want mobile apps that work for iPhone and iPad.
I don't understand the description of the business organization/products/model (are the 2000 developers deciding what they write and where it runs?)...but doesn't the last line suggest why most of them use the Apple products?

N'est-ce pas? Just curious.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I seriously doubt if any home users are going to spend $1,950 on a 512GB Surface Tablet when there is a $400 Yoga sitting next to it. I've had a problem with Surface pricing since the very first one. I paid $350 for my sweet little 8.1 tablet (including a keyboard) and it came with Office 2013 free.
Good old Microsoft: always taking 1 step forward...and 2 steps back. I am a MS fan and they continually disappoint me with dumb moves...
The Yoga out in the stores now that are sitting next to the Surface Pro 3 are the Yoga 3s, which start at $1,299 (256 GB, core M, 13.3"). The Surface Pro 3 that I've seen, start at 64 GB & start out at $799, which of course the stores don't include the $129 keyboard.
In somewhat of a comparison to the above Yoga 3, the 256 GB, i5, 12" Surface Pro 3 is $1,299, but that price doesn't include the keyboard. So the price difference isn't too far apart when comparing the latest Yoga & Surface.
I'd rather have the Yoga myself, because I like more of a laptop feel, but I'm glad there are several options.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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For business use, you would want the ThinkPad Yoga.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:48 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We are a Windows shop, 1,900 employees and all workstations are with Dell laptops on Windows 7, and docking stations/large monitors. For those that need a tablet, however, our standard is the I-Pad, which can access our system using our VPN. We also issue company I-Phones. No one has a Surface.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This.

Microsoft was clearly not trying to make a mass market product. They were building a flagship product to show other manufacturers how to make a device that isn't terrible to use.
I suppose. But the pricing annoys me only BECAUSE I want MS to compete. Yea, I actually like MS and want them to be successful. Of course, I kind of have the same issue with Apple, too. I want them to succeed, as well, and their pricing annoys me, too.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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I suppose. But the pricing annoys me only BECAUSE I want MS to compete. Yea, I actually like MS and want them to be successful. Of course, I kind of have the same issue with Apple, too. I want them to succeed, as well, and their pricing annoys me, too.

well if you look at the surface advertising, they are targeting mac users or consumers that are on the fence; not other PC manufacturers.
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