Microsoft Surface Boss Confirms More Tablets On The Way

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dalethepcman

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I'm glad Microsoft got into the PC hardware business. Other PC manufacturers have gotten lazy and sat on their laurels enjoying the ride. Look at the evolution of the desktop PC over the last 20 years. Nothing, nada, zip. Sure the hardware got faster, but that's about it.

Until apple started making a comeback and shook things up this seemed like it would never change. Now Microsoft has set the bar for windows tablets.

Apple will take the crown for desktop PC's when they release the new Mac Pro, hopefully Microsoft (or any pc manufacturer) can counter in kind and bring a rebirth to the desktop.
 

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Microsoft would make more money if they concentrated on being a software company and making Office available to Android and iOS devices.
 

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Osmin, they would make even more money in the long term if they sold shed loads of tablets AND stuck Office on all of those, handing the keys to the Office cash-cow to the competition guarantees your tablets will fail
 

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It is already available as Office 365 on iOS and Android. If you think that's not good enough, you should realize Microsoft simply does not have an version of Office that runs in Touch optimizied mode yet. All this talk clamoring for an Office now is pointless since there is no such product in the first place. Until MS release a Metro UI Office, such an app simply does not exist in any form.
 

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You know, if I'm at 30,000 feet and I really need see the manual for the aircraft, I think I would prefer paper over potentially having to also deal with a computer problem.
 

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Why, why won't microsoft just give up? Noone needs their RT version, noone at all. Noone needs an overpriced Pro version. Microsoft, you're not welcome on those markets. Ultrabooks in itself is just the next spin after netbooks, they have no future(by the the time they'll make strong cpus there we'll have different tech overall and they will disappear in notebook name or whatever)
 

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Competition is good and having MS in competition in tablet market is just a good thing! It keeps Google and Apple in their toads! The MS is not a big player in Tablet market yeat, but it has resources and a lot of very talented peoples.
Surface 2 is a good product, too expensive but good in any way. If we are getting Windows tablets that are cheaper and reasonable good it will just mean more competition, better tablets and better prices for consumers! It is a good thing to happen!
 

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obviously rokit you have no understanding of production and OEMS
Microsoft cant make the price competetive to their OEM otherwise they will leave, so MS is not in business of making surface tablets better price because that would mean pushing their OEM to andriod and IOS completely. so if you want tablet made by microsoft with good backed up support and perks they offere versus something like ACER that has lower quality reputation then pony up the dough.
Surface 2 can be cheaper now because there is no competition anymore and microsoft pretty much is the sole OEM on it. That should have been MS approach from begining on ARM RT version, they should have statyed the sole producer in order to offer competitive price and expand the new ecosystem
 

sonytester

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obviously rokit you have no understanding of production and OEMS
Microsoft cant make the price competetive to their OEM otherwise they will leave, so MS is not in business of making surface tablets better price because that would mean pushing their OEM to andriod and IOS completely. so if you want tablet made by microsoft with good backed up support and perks they offere versus something like ACER that has lower quality reputation then pony up the dough.
Surface 2 can be cheaper now because there is no competition anymore and microsoft pretty much is the sole OEM on it. That should have been MS approach from begining on ARM RT version, they should have statyed the sole producer in order to offer competitive price and expand the new ecosystem
 

sonytester

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obviously rokit you have no understanding of production and OEMS
Microsoft cant make the price competetive to their OEM otherwise they will leave, so MS is not in business of making surface tablets better price because that would mean pushing their OEM to andriod and IOS completely. so if you want tablet made by microsoft with good backed up support and perks they offere versus something like ACER that has lower quality reputation then pony up the dough.
Surface 2 can be cheaper now because there is no competition anymore and microsoft pretty much is the sole OEM on it. That should have been MS approach from begining on ARM RT version, they should have statyed the sole producer in order to offer competitive price and expand the new ecosystem
 
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