MS at Crossroads

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    Posted: 16 August 2012 12:22 PM #61

    Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199?

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/14/microsoft-surface-199/

    I agree with MG Siegler’s sentiments:

    My initial thought is ?bullshit?. This isn?t a 7-inch tablet that ASUS was able to retrofit for the Nexus 7, this is a brand-new 10-inch tablet…So for Microsoft to sell the Surface for $199, they would likely have to eat hundreds of dollars on each one sold…It doesn?t just sound insane, it sounds impossible.

    BUT then I remember that the future of Microsoft as a consumer company is at stake here. If they don?t make a bold move like this, the product could be dead in the water…I?m still betting this is bullshit ? with a small chance of Microsoft being batshit crazy enough to do this.

    http://parislemon.com/post/29440101576/199

    If Microsoft is crazy enough to do this, no OEM will bother to build a RT device. Flummoxed. Checkmated?

         
  • Posted: 16 August 2012 12:35 PM #62

    Drew Bear - 16 August 2012 03:22 PM

    Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199?

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/14/microsoft-surface-199/

    MG Siegler’s sentiments:

    My initial thought is ?bullshit?.

    http://parislemon.com/post/29440101576/199

    I could overanalyze the hell out of this thing but it’s just a dumb rumor like the asymmetric screw. Not happening.