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    News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

    The world expects the first Surface Mini tablet to be unveiled.
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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

    Each to his own, but until/unless MS stop trying to shove MUI down our throats and give me the option of my damn menu screen back, with the ability to ignore MUI and MUI apps entirely in W8, I'm militantly indifferent to whatever the hell they do with either phones or tablets, of whatever size, spec or price. I'm not even interested enough to look at the spec, because I wouldn't take one if they gave it to me, never mind any chance I might actually pay money, any amount of money, for it.

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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

    The MUI would work well on a tablet but as I use mine mostly for media, I have a simple requirement: no HD screen no sale.

    I am not going to transcode my movie collection yet again.

    Then there is an issue of price. My rooted Nook HD+ cost me £180 and some fun rooting it to stock android. Admittedly it is bigger (9.7" screen) but I would bet the MS Mini Surface will be £4-500

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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

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    The MUI would work well on a tablet ....
    Indeed it probably does/would. That's not my point, though.

    I'm so annoyed at MS trying to force MUI on desktop users, where it doesn't work so well, in order to promote their tablets and phones that I'm running a personal boycott on their tablets and phones. Until and unless they change tack, and tone, I don't care how well it works on tablets or phones, they can shove them.

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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

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    This is soon to be a non-issue, Microsoft already announced that the start menu will return in a "future" update. This is likely to be the Fall 2014 update. It's will have a start menu on desktops & laptops, while keeping the standard start screen on tablets.

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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

    @ cjs150, there's no way the Surface Mini will cost £4-500. I expect closer to £200 ($349 USD) to be priced as a premium device (above other 8-inch Windows 8 tablets), but lower than the iPad Mini. I'd say the sweet spot would be $299 though.

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    Re: News - Microsoft announces a 'small gathering' on 20th May

    ...will sport a 7.5-inch screen (the sweet spot between 7 and 8-inches you see)...
    I want evidence that this IS the sweet spot between 7 and 8 inches.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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