yet, when referring to the Tablet, a portable device, you can not compare it to a desktop, non-portable device.
Sure, you can get some decent deals And that 8300 is a decent deal, you can not get that now from dell, I just looked.
Unless it's in the refurb outlet store, which I did not look at.
But again, that is comparing crackers to shark bite. Just doesn't work.
However, the statement was, 2 PC's and a Laptop for $1500.
For quality systems, that can not be done. Maybe it was a flippant remark, however, it's not a factual one in any since of the word.
Heck, I CAN build $199 PC's but they aren't going run worth a crap.
And if we are to be honest, the Surface Pro is an UltraBook Tablet. Compare it to that, cause that is what it is.
Stating anything different is a flat out lie.
I do not disagree. Tablets and desktops are two different things. And I can do things with my tablet (32GB Nexus) that I cannot do with my desktop - e.g. navigate. I take the tablet on trips together with my superb Motorola bluetooth keyboard and my Logitech scrollball mouse. And that is good for doing my mail and a few little things. I also watch shows and movies.
But for any serious work like a PowerPoint presentation or video editing I would not use my tablet - although I have a quad core processor, plenty of storage and programs that can do those tasks. For that kind of stuff, I prefer my XPS8300 and my 22" screen.
So my point is - $1500 for a tablet is just too much money. I paid $230 plus $59 for the keyboard (the mouse I already had for my laptop). And mine has a battery life of 8 hours (tested) and not 4 hours like the Surface. So where is the extra $1210 value in the Surface.
I'd love to see a professional pull out their Surface Pro and start click-clacking and rap dancing on a train on the way to work.
A 128GB iPad by the time its completely decked out will set you back more than a Surface and cant do half as much. There are millions of people ready to hand over more than a thousand dollars for a Surface Pro.
There's no iPad or Android tablet in the same league as a Surface Pro'.