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Old 09-01-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Windows RT is software and is not a cheaper version of Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet (a piece of hardware). Windows RT is a new operating system from Microsoft that is currently being used with tablets that are intended to compete with the iPad and Android tablets.

Windows RT (software) and Windows RT Tablets (hardware) do not run Windows 8. Windows 8 is a completely different operating system (which also happens to be available on tablets, along with desktops and laptops).
Perhaps the reason that Microsoft tablets have done so poorly is that having two operating systems and ambiguous nomenclature for devices is simply too confusing?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I don't think it's too confusing, I think they wanted too much money for it. I wold be using a Surface now if I could afford one.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I don't think it's too confusing, I think they wanted too much money for it. I wold be using a Surface now if I could afford one.
I would pay $200, maybe $300; that is about all I pay for anything.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I would pay $200, maybe $300; that is about all I pay for anything.
That’s a different issue.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Perhaps the reason that Microsoft tablets have done so poorly is that having two operating systems and ambiguous nomenclature for devices is simply too confusing?
I believe that I suggested that in an earlier post on this thread. Microsoft didn't market the two products as they are.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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INo one really needs a $350 tablet to write, when there are cheaper alternatives out there .
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I think they wanted too much money for it. I wold be using a Surface now if I could afford one.
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I would pay $200, maybe $300; that is about all I pay for anything.
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That’s a different issue.
They sold thousands last week when they dropped the price of Surface RT refurbs (w/ 1year MS warranty) down to $200. They were literally selling 100s per minute... and it sold out quick. Just like you implied, people were interested at a lower price point.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Bangkok Thailand
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I have both iPad and Laptop. I use them not the same purpose.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: midwest
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I suspect the mini tablet market if for people who want a tablet at a lower price point, rather than people using it as a work tool.
If a tablet won't fit in my pocket I won't buy it. Simple as that.

I walk down the street listening to audiobooks. I don't want to have to carry anything to hold my tablet. I admit the problem is the things being cheap. My Nexus 7-12 died after 14 months.

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Old 12-25-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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well my brief love affair with any tablet that does not have a full size keyboard is over... I'd consider them fine for vacations or emergencies otherwise I want a full size keyboard running windows... they can't even get Bluetooth controllers working right and don't get me started with clumsy touchscreen typing, and the random behavior of being unable to properly backspace to delete text also that annoying typing option dialog on the right hand side of the space bar that gets accidentally pushed all the time.... reminds me of Google chrome.... clumsy just because.... android still needs work.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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well my brief love affair with any tablet that does not have a full size keyboard is over... I'd consider them fine for vacations or emergencies otherwise I want a full size keyboard running windows... they can't even get Bluetooth controllers working right and don't get me started with clumsy touchscreen typing, and the random behavior of being unable to properly backspace to delete text also that annoying typing option dialog on the right hand side of the space bar that gets accidentally pushed all the time.... reminds me of Google chrome.... clumsy just because.... android still needs work.
Are you aware that you can buy keyboards for any table on the market? You don't have to use the screen keyboard if you don't want.
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