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    Will big-screen iPads kill off Microsoft's Surface tablets


    There's more bad news for Microsoft's struggling line of Surface tablets: Apple is said to be working on a 13-inch iPad that could be used as a productivity device, not just for entertainment. If true, it could just about kill off any chance the Surface has for success.
    Will big-screen iPads kill off Microsoft's Surface tablets? | Computerworld Blogs

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    Do they need killing....Sales aren't that great. If the prices were lower I would get a Surface Pro over Ipad any day
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    There you go.

    I have posted several times that Tim must be thinking of taking advantage of MS missteps.

    I suspected something like an affordable macbook.There is a massive opportunity there. From Apple point of view, they should have got in even sooner. The thing referenced in the article may well be what he will be coming up with.

    It will likely cannibalise some macbook sales, but will also likely take a lot of business from windows laptops and tablets. If Tim gets it right, the rewards for Apple could be huge.
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    Yep Surface is in trouble M$ is going smaller and the competition is going bigger. Windows is barely usable on a 10" screen and M$ is going smaller.
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    This would be the first productivity device from Apple. Are they basically saying they now sell the iPad with Windows compatible OS so that one can use actual productivity tools like Accounting, engineering and other software that only exist for windows?

    Glad to hear Apple now focusses less on device that only purpose is to make fart noises (but they have 50 different apps for that!)
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    only purpose is to make fart noises (but they have 50 different apps for that!)
    I thought it was over 100.
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    A MacBook Air without the keyboard? If it's light and thin I recon it will sell regardless of how powerful it is. The Apple faithful will buy it.
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    Had a quick 'shufti' at the Surface yesterday.

    They seem to be decent enough machines, the RT could be an iPad-killer if it had the apps, as it's definitely a better machine. The Pro is a nice entry-level PC that can double as a tablet. nothing wrong with either of them that I could see. I dislike touch, but it seemed to work fine, in Metro at least, which, unlike on a desktop, works well on the Surface.

    Well, one thing... The RT is A$600 and the Pro is A$1099. At that price I couldn't buy, but a Pro at A$500 would be a great accessory to this i7 laptop. But no way could it replace the i7.

    I can easily live without the apps, but the price is simply excessive.


    Wenda.
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    I agree with you there. I also can't see using a Surface Pro as a replacement for my laptop and its too pricy to be buying one just to have one. For what I'd be using it for I could get buy with a much cheaper device with lower specs. Also I'd rather buy a cheap 8 Pro device than a Surface RT.
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    Will a ipad be useable in a business environment? If it doesn't have MS Office then its not.
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