And then what. Did you see the MS apps store. Compare that to Google Playstore. And why would I want Win8 RT on a tablet when I can get a far superior Android and it's infrastructure.why aren't they taking those devices and loading them with Windows RT
Btw: I have setup one of those $60 tablets for a friend. It worked beautifully. Very fluent despite the single core CPU and 512MB of RAM. I was really amazed. And I could load most Playstore apps and some from Amazon that she wanted. The biggest drawback I found is that it did not have GPS (but what else at that price). My Nexus I use for navigation (can be used even in the sea with marine charts). That is a big assset because I did not want to pay 800 Euros for a navigation device in my car.
Me, I have tried everything else which gives me a better grasp on what's going on around me. Android and IOS are not Windows, while they are good as consumption devices, that's about it at this time.
I hope Windows 8 and RT are given a chance, as in my mind they are the best way forward, especially as they evolve.
All these little sub $200 devices are just toys at this stage, and not very good ones. Certainly above $200 there are more viable options. I can't see Tim Cook looking at that little $80 Android device and thinking, oh my God I'm scared.
Those products that you effectively consider inferior to Windows RT seem to be doing quite well. I guess the world is full of people happy to own products that you consider inferior and for their own valid reasons.
I suppose there are plenty of people who are quite happy eating cheeseburgers for their own valid reasons, I'm pretty sure that restaurants selling steak aren't that worried.
What I cant understand about you Ray, why do you have to post negative comments on these products everyday, has it something to do with the medication you're on, you really blow me away.
We all get it you hate Windows 8 and RT, but I can tell you one thing you're doing a huge disservice to people considering Windows 8 for $39 because in my opinion that is the greatest bargain on the planet at the moment.
Just think in a few days people will have to pay $200 to upgrade to Windows 8 and you're scaring these people into thinking its not worth it at $39, doesn't that bother you.
How many of those sub $100 tablets have you actually used. I used at least one and I was really amazed how well it performed. Yes it did not have all the bells and whistles. But it did a decent job for the tasks it could do.Actually I'm not inferring that, I know they're rubbish
For someone who wants to look at their mail, do some skyping, watch movies on-line, store pictures, music and videos or play some little games, they will do the job. Most apps from the Playstore worked except those for which it did not have the hardware features - e.g. GPS.
In contrast, with my 32GB Nexus I can do most anything I do on the PC - and then some. And that was $230 on Black Friday.
That is true - if you want Windows 8. I got mine before they raise the prices. I run it in a virtual partition. Works very well, but I do not plan to use it for anything other than education. With 1 year of testing the pre-releases under the belt, I do not want to fall behind.Windows 8 for $39 because in my opinion that is the greatest bargain on the planet at the moment.
C'mon guys. Don't start a fight. Big John will not like that.