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Rumor: Microsoft’s Secret Plan for Surface Domination

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    Rumor: Microsoft’s Secret Plan for Surface Domination


    It is not confirmed, suppose it qualifies as news nevertheless.

    I’ve heard from two sources now that Microsoft has an interesting goal for its well-received surface tablets: 50 percent of all Windows tablet sales in the coming year.
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    I think MS have been paying attention to my posts.

    Go for it Stevie B! Bring on the cheerleaders

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    Last edited by SIW2; 27 May 2013 at 12:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Exit, stage right!
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    Good.
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    Yes, if it is true. Probably is - they have to get those Windows division figures up. Including device sales is the answer.
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    Good? Good luck I say. Although I will give them this, their keyboards do make a nice snap sound when you attach them.
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    I see where Microsoft is offering a free keyboard with the Surface RT and a free version of Office 2013 with the Surface pro. Trying to drum up sales?
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    That is a big price cut in effect.

    Trying to get rid of stock .
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    Either way they are trying to get them to sell. It looks to be nice hardware but I can't help but think its too good for what it is, a tablet. At those prices I think a lot of people will look at full sized laptops or maybe even an Ultrabook. Do you really need specs like that for media consumption? Assuming that's all most people will do with something that only has a 10 inch screen? I'd like to see them go AMD like they did with the Xbox One. A device with better battery life and a lower price may appeal to some buyers. An 11 or 12 inch screen would appeal to me more than a 7 inch screen. But what do I know, I dare say I'm out of the loop on stuff like this. I know what I want though.
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    This is a fantastic buy right now and i'd get one myself to complement my Pro if I really wanted to just have a second, lighter choice for pure web browsing.

    Technically, I could get one for @ $250 after I get it and sell one of the keyboards.

    With the new 8.1 features and smaller form factors, this is going to be an exciting months to come for MS and us.
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    If they give people the option to buy a less expensive version I think it will work out better for them. I'm not talking RT here, I mean a less expensive version of the Surface Pro. More versions with varying specs and power. I'd like to see one with an AMD APU in it.
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