Other than Bill, has anyone seen people line up for the Surface Pro. Where are they lining up? Certainly not Australia and many other parts of the world, as it's not even available. I have seen people line up at Aldi to buy their Android tablets.
Listen seeing you've uninstalled Windows 8 I'll send you my Post Office box number I'll take the piece of crap of your hands, I know how much you despise it.
Have you heard of Google or Bing, type in Surface Pro line ups, and then hit images, I'm sure you'll see what I'm talking about
I merely asked a question based on your personal observation. You being in Australia, me being in Australia and both of us well aware that the Surface Pro is not available for sale in Australia, it begs the question as to where these people are lining up to buy the Surface Pro. Is that an unreasonable question?
As for weird predictions, what might they be? And why do you get the idea that Microsoft has done anything to me personally, that's weird. People criticise products every day over one issue or another, yet overall find their functionality satisfactory. I've been a Microsoft user for over 30 years and, unlike you, don't own anything Apple/Android, as I'm quite happy with Microsoft products.
Also, if you'd been more observant with you reading, you would have comprehended that I've only removed Windows 8 from my tablet, not my PC. And the only thing I despise about Windows 8 is the MPI, as do many others.
OK, I just Googled 'surface pro line ups' as you suggested and got this:
So then I tried 'surface pro lineups':
Then I tired Bing:
I'm not sure if the last two have anything to do with the Surface Pro. But who knows?
They seem to be about a week backlogged between order and delivery. But i do know their number was dead on (March 1st, actually Feb 28th), for when they said I would recieve mine, so its not just a bs date.
People are going rightfully nuts over this thing and the things it can do. Neither Apple or Google has anything remotely like it. I'm *really* interested in seeing what the hard numbers are, especially in concert with what Samsung and Lenovo are able to push with their variants across all spectrums(low, mid, high-end).
The ONE place where I've actually SEEN the surface pro (All 6 of them) they sold out in 10 mins --so SOMEBODY is buying them -- apart from the keyboard and intitial price I'd be tempted too -- looks also a VERY NICE PIECE OF KIT.
My objection agains the current surface pro is the standard SSD is too small -- I'd want a standard 256 GB one --they are cheap enough these days - but changing the HDD on a Surface isn't that easy -- and I'm an Engineer by trade so if I've found it almost impossible I guarantee "Joe Bloggs" out there will probably BREAK the device trying to swap the drive.
When these devices can be "sourced" more cheaply -- and they will be as production and availability improves -- I'll certainly be interested.
They keep the supply low and the prices high. Old marketing trick.
It might help to keep the oems from revolting, they have been taking a hit.
Probably the only way is for MS to turn it around with Blue.
Looks like it was a pricing error - the original story from the link on Post 1 has been replaced with a story about a pricing error, and the price is back up to £190 from the Microsoft store.
But with boxed versions still less than £50 from Amazon/ PC World etc. , why would you buy it from Microsoft for 4 times the price?