"Is Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro worth $899?"
"surface value: Is Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro worth $899?"
I always knew gdgt was a den of Apple-lovers and that's fine, it's abundantly clear where the bias stands, but really - there's loving, and there's full Mactard. Can it.
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you can find comparable Windows 8 Pro machines for less. I mean comparable in that they are 3rd generation i5 processors, 4GB of RAM, have touch screens and at least 64GB of HD space. And yes you will also find them for more.
So it could be said that MS priced it right in the middle of these types of machines. Oh, and don’t forget to add another $120 or $130 if you want covers with the keyboards (touch or type). that brings be base Surface Pro model up to $1019 with the $ 120 touch cover.
I admit that I have not seen the device yet so I am not 100% sure yet of my opinion of the device. I did own the Surface RT and returned it because it just didn’t fully meet my needs for a windows machine.
My hope is that once i see the Surface Pro and I can hold it and play with it I will change my mind. But I would be looking at the 128 GB model of the Pro not the 64GB. the Surface I want would cost me about $1,130 assuming the 128GB pro will sell for about $1000 and i would also get the Type Cover for another $130.
you can get some good laptops for the $1,130 i would pay for the Surface Pro.
Now lets say you consider the Surface line to be more like a tablet then do you really need a tablet that has the horse power of the Surface Pro and its price tag?