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    News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    You can pre-order it right now for delivery by 30th October.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    A shade too expensive, I think £350 and we'd be talking.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Crap specs for £400, will be avoiding.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Mine's ordered. Will get a Surface pro once the second generation with Haswell come out - the current surface pro with IVB is not a lot of use without active standby.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    479 with the cover? no thanks

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    To be honest - this had to be £399 with cover. As it stands - it will flop.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Agreed, the cover should be included in the price. That, or have a better resolution display (I'm thinking...Transformer Pad Infinity style)

    edit: The included Office seems like a great deal, but the problem is the average person wouldn't give a crap, and just be put off by the sticker price.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    If the build quality is as good as they say, I'm in.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    To be honest - this had to be £399 with cover. As it stands - it will flop.
    +1 ~ January sales anyone?!

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    it looks nice, but that's a little too much for me to fork out to be honest.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    To be honest - this had to be £399 with cover. As it stands - it will flop.
    Agreed. Oh well MS, better luck next time!

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Same price as iPad but with more storage AND better features.

    OK so the screen isn't as high resolution (disappointing but the overall quality is still high) but I reckon you'd get a lot more done with one of these for it to be a competitive tradeoff, it could be more than a consumption device, still I think not as good as an Ultrabook though by a long way.

    Biggest problem I see is the ridiculous price of the keyboard cover, that is taking the piss, over £100? Are they having a giraffe? Seriously, for a mini keyboard with a clip on it? You can buy reasonable Android tablets for that.

    The touch cover needed to be included in the price, £399 inc black cover for 32GB, £479 for 64GB. Optional upgrade at purchase to the type cover for £10, swap colour for £10 or £20 for fancy coloured type cover. Max price £499. Undercuts iPad and Asus Transformer by a bit to compensate for average screen and also gives usable features, worth the premium over a basic laptop and slots in just below cheaper Ultrabooks... done.

    Android has the cheap market sorted, trying to compete there would be pointless, I think MS were close here but no cigar.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Problem for MS is home users don't understand that Office isn't he same thing as Windows, and unlike businesses certainly won't pay a premium for it. We get someone walks into the office every week asking why the new laptop they bought at Curry's hasn't got Word or Excel, and they look confused. They invariably get a pirate copy from their brother or something in the end.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    This late to the game i think they needed to take a hit on the pricing just to get some market share,

    to pricey for the spontaneous buyers

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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by raven1001 View Post
    Crap specs for £400, will be avoiding.
    Bear in mind that this is an ARM powered tablet that isn't running full fat Windows so the spec is more than sufficient!
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    Re: News - Microsoft Surface pricing announced, starts at £399 in UK

    Goodbye Surface, for half the price I'll get 75% of the performance with an Acer W500

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