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    Surface Pro Pricing


    Today, I want to share a bit more detail about the growing Surface family of products and Surface with Windows 8 Pro, specifically around pricing. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:

    · 64GB standalone version at $899
    · 128GB stand0alone version at $999

    Source:
    Next Up for the Surface Family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro
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    A tablet whose biggest benefit is a keyboard isn't worth that kind of loot to me. I will continue to use my existing laptops, desktops and android tablet (which cost a fraction of the above). They provide me with the functionality without 800 plus more dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Today, I want to share a bit more detail about the growing Surface family of products and Surface with Windows 8 Pro, specifically around pricing. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:

    · 64GB standalone version at $899
    · 128GB stand0alone version at $999

    Source:
    Next Up for the Surface Family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro
    Hi there
    No way Jose would I pay nearly 1000 USD for a tablet -- remember in the US these prices are shown NOT INCLUDING tax whereas in Europe the price is shown TAX included.

    You can get a better 'Specd Laptop for about 1/3 to 1/2 the price so why waste your money.

    I like the idea of a decent flexible tablet -- but at these prices -- I'm running back to the laptop crowd.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Today, I want to share a bit more detail about the growing Surface family of products and Surface with Windows 8 Pro, specifically around pricing. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:

    · 64GB standalone version at $899
    · 128GB stand0alone version at $999

    Source:
    Next Up for the Surface Family: Surface with Windows 8 Pro
    Hi there
    No way Jose would I pay nearly 1000 USD for a tablet -- remember in the US these prices are shown NOT INCLUDING tax whereas in Europe the price is shown TAX included.

    You can get a better 'Specd Laptop for about 1/3 to 1/2 the price so why waste your money.

    I like the idea of a decent flexible tablet -- but at these prices -- I'm running back to the laptop crowd.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    yes I agree Jimbo there little overpriced
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    No way Jose would I pay nearly 1000 USD for a tablet -- remember in the US these prices are shown NOT INCLUDING tax whereas in Europe the price is shown TAX included.

    You can get a better 'Specd Laptop for about 1/3 to 1/2 the price so why waste your money.

    I like the idea of a decent flexible tablet -- but at these prices -- I'm running back to the laptop crowd.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    yes I agree Jimbo there little overpriced
    Hi there dave
    remember in the US you have to add both FEDERAL and STATE tax to these prices -- so unless you live on a Horse Farm in Texas you are adding around 20% to the US advertised price so the US difference in price vs the European price isn't so significant as it used to be.

    EUROPEAN prices are always shown INCLUSIVE of all taxes unless specifically stated EXC VAT -- but even then the VAT inclusive price is always shown as well..

    I think MS will really have to have a re-think on this one -- great product, great specs (Surface pro) but WAY WAY too expensive.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    I had been holding out for a Pro, but I am having a real debate about it now. The pricing does seem a bit steep for what you are getting. I like the idea of a Windows tablet though. And since I don't have a laptop I wouldn't mind having a laptop equivalent that is also a powerful tablet.

    I guess I still need to see more especially battery life on this thing.
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    Not sure what UK pricing will be.

    Quite likely to be £1090 for the base model.

    If so ,that is pretty steep.

    You can get a macbook for £799
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there dave
    remember in the US you have to add both FEDERAL and STATE tax to these prices -- so unless you live on a Horse Farm in Texas you are adding around 20% to the US advertised price so the US difference in price vs the European price isn't so significant as it used to be.
    Last I checked, we still have no federal sales tax in the US. The highest combined state and local sales tax I've ever paid was something over 8%. Substantial, but not close to 20%.

    Maybe the European style VAT will be coming to the US someday, but maybe not soon. It hasn't figured prominently in recent deficit reduction talks.
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    Microsoft Surface Pro to start at $899


    Microsoft Surface Pro to start at $899

    AFP © Enlarge photo







    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft announced Thursday that its Surface Pro, a version of its new tablet aimed at business users, would be available in January starting at $899 for US customers.
    The Surface Pro will be powered by an Intel processor and have a full version of the new Windows 8 operating system, which is designed with both PCs and tablets in mind.
    "It's a full PC AND a tablet," said a blog post from Microsoft's Panos Panay.


    More.... Microsoft Surface Pro to start at $899 - Yahoo!7 Technology
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    And that's about twice what I'd be prepared to pay.

    No Surface for me.
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