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Old 15-07-2013, 17:06
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CNET.

Microsoft has slashed the price of the Microsoft Surface by almost a third. A whopping 120 has been sliced off the Windows 8 tablet, making it more than a hundred quid cheaper than the latest iPad.

The discount drops the price of the 32GB model to 280, down from 400. Meanwhile the 64GB version now costs 360.

Among the places you can pick up a discounted Surface is John Lewis, which offers six months free broadband with a tablet, Kindle, or other gadget.
Will you be tempted ?
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Old 15-07-2013, 17:18
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I would have been tempted in October 2012. Now I'd rather pay more for better quality like a Surface RT2.
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Old 15-07-2013, 17:27
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Dont forget its another 100 for the keyboard case
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Old 15-07-2013, 18:06
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It is crippled RT so you can't install any alternative system or stuff like VLC.
Even a 'Microsoft' netbook is better.

Bizarrely, the 11.6" Vivobook is quite close to that price.
Does full Windows and is like an ultrabook netbook with touch.
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:18
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The "crippled" line is thrown around a bit too much for RT. It runs most things perfectly well, apps in the store work fine (VLC have an app in development that'll be released soon for RT)

If had an iPad 3 for some time and recently acquired a surface rt and have to say I rarely go back to the iPad. For web browsing, movie watching etc the rt is great. For office stuff it blitzes the iPad. IPad wins on some apps which aren't yet released in the win8 app store (sky go being main one for me!)
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:24
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Really?
I am sure it runs none of your existing Windows software.

And I thought the VLC team felt it would not be accepted anyway.
Maybe a similar scenario to the Apple app store.
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Old 15-07-2013, 23:20
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Will you be tempted ?

Not remotely. Its the RT version.
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Old 15-07-2013, 23:36
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If it had a chipset equivalent to the S4 Pro or better, maybe but Tegra 3 was old hat even six months ago.
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