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    Microsoft said to be planning Surface RT price cut


    As early as next week, Microsoft could slash the price of RT models by $150, following a string of discounts to specific niches.
    Read more at: Microsoft said to be planning Surface RT price cut | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    That's nice. I still won't buy one.
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    Perhaps it doesn't look as if schools will be rushing to buy these things.

    Good. If they want to teach the kids something, get them raspberry pi or similar.

    No sense in buying a load of proprietary stuff and turning the kids into mini-metrotards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Perhaps it doesn't look as if schools will be rushing to buy these things.

    Good. If they want to teach the kids something, get them raspberry pi or similar.

    No sense in buying a load of proprietary stuff and turning the kids into mini-metrotards.
    Isn't this a bit much? Metrotards? I can understand you hating metro on desktop. But now you're hating it on tablets. Anyway, this post will probably get deleted anyway.
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    It's funny. That requires sense of humour of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It's funny. That requires sense of humour of course.
    Oh, you mean like h8tards?
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    If you like.

    Apple aren't shy about trying to catch them young, either.

    It reminds me of this in a surreal kind of way:

    Pink Floyd-Another Brick In The Wall [HQ] - YouTube
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    Here is the solution:
    - scrap the RT program: no one needs a new platform/ecosystem besides iOS, android, and W8
    - throw all resources towards the actual W8/Surface
    - create low cost Surface "home": the surface pro is high-powered, which makes it too expensive for normal users who don't need that much power to update facebook etc.
    - Change W8 so that it has a dedicated desktop version that works like W7 with improvements: It is OK t have phone/tablet/desktop look and feel similar. this binds costumers. But a desktop/laptop user has different user needs than a phone/tablet.

    You are welcome, now get me my golden parachute for pointing out the obvious that your highly paid managers could not see.
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    LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    Here is the solution:
    - scrap the RT program: no one needs a new platform/ecosystem besides iOS, android, and W8
    - throw all resources towards the actual W8/Surface
    - create low cost Surface "home": the surface pro is high-powered, which makes it too expensive for normal users who don't need that much power to update facebook etc.
    - Change W8 so that it has a dedicated desktop version that works like W7 with improvements: It is OK t have phone/tablet/desktop look and feel similar. this binds costumers. But a desktop/laptop user has different user needs than a phone/tablet.

    You are welcome, now get me my golden parachute for pointing out the obvious that your highly paid managers could not see.
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    Hi there.
    the RT is really not fit for purpose --should never have been released. I've also posted elsewhere that the OFFICE RT app on it behaves simply as a Toy version of Office -- any proper POWER EXCEL user wouldn't be able to use it decently for starters.

    Maybe the penny is finally beginning to drop at Ms. Their first foray into this type of market should have been to use a platform they have had years and years of experience in supporting -- and to realize that a Gap in the tablet market -- even amongst iPad users --was the ability to run and install STANDARD Windows applications (above all Ms Office in its entirety).

    I'd be very surprised indeed if the RT survives in its current form beyond the end of the year. (Nothing wrong with ARM architecture - but it should have been easy to fix the micro code so standard Windows applications would run on it). The new INTEL Haswell chip in any case changes the whole game in tablets -- provides a powerful processor using much less energy --hence longer battery life. Tablet users need LONG battery times -- this isn't so much of an issue for PC users although decent battery life is never a bad thing.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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