Love the fact that the Surface is significantly different to the iPad. Microsoft's own take on what a tablet should be.
Google should take note.
Google should take note.
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- the average consumer doesn't care about specs tbh, its only us geeks that really care about that, they just wanna have a cool revolutionary product, technical things like battery life/processor they don't even know what that means lolJun 19, 2012
- Hmmmm... I agree to a large extent, but not necessarily on battery. I agree they could care less what kind of processor, how many "mega-hurts", and don't know RAM from a scam... As long as it feels zippy and responsive they're cool. But even the average consumer will balk at a device that runs only for a couple hours, especially when one of the differentiating features of the tablets are their longer battery life (that and of course the touch screen.)Jun 19, 2012
- Heywhat the hell was going through your mind while writing such a ???? of thoughts.Jun 19, 2012
- So if price is not as important.....what happens when the MS tablet comes out at $999? Thoughts? Is it still an iPad Killer?Jun 19, 2012
- Nope - not an iPad killer at that point. Sorry - I wasn't trying to diminish the importance of price. I was optimistic (perhaps stupid on my part) that Microsoft indicated that prices should come across comparable with current tablet offerings. If that is low, even mid-point Andriod, they have a winner. If it is high end iPad they have their work cut out for them. I think Microsoft understands this and may actually look at extremely low profits, setting price to get their foot in the door. They are DOA right now in the mobile / tablet space and need to work some magic to get rolling.Jun 19, 2012
- I would agree with that point. remaining stagnant and doing nothing is not going to help their case. giving up some profit for market share may be a good move. the core competency that Apple has over everyone is a well integrated supply chain. hard to complete on Apple on price in this area....but MS has the support on the enterprise side....which is something that Apple has never been well at.
On the IOS side, if Apple would have made the application building process easier and allowed enterprise workgroups to quickly build apps, they could have really had a huge advantage (and mindshare) with the enterprise folks. This is where MS can dominate.Jun 19, 2012