tablet called “Surface”just got unleashed by Microsoft to the cruel city called tablet market. But apparently, the mission of Microsoft to steal, okay, maybe “steal” is not the right word, I mean to tickle iPad’s feet in tablet market in order to become the next popular tablet in town, will face a solid wall that weirdly enough, is built by Microsoft itself.
Yeah, the recent speculation concerning about the price of
Surface tablet just came so surprising because some people believe that Surface will be priced aggressively by Microsoftin order to hook much bigger sales in tablet market and that’s the only way Surface can catch up the sales of iPad and other Android tablets before it’s too late.
Anyway, rumor just arrived and it said that the Tegra 3 variant of Surface (yeah, apparently, there is the Tegra 3 model of Surface, besides Ivy Bridge and Intel variants) would be priced starting at $599, and it would come with Windows RT pre-installed.
Meanwhile, the Windows 8 Pro model that comes with Ivy Bridge chip inside, can be bought for a jaw-dropping $999 price tag. I don’t think there is anyone here wants to spend $1000 for just a tablet device. But since Surface is a tablet PC with the actual Windows OS in it, then maybe Microsoft has a plan in mind to unleash this tablet PC in notebook market, instead of tablet market.
It’s also worth mentioning (because it hasn’t been mentioned before on the previous post) that Surface tablet will be supported by 10.6-inch display with screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels, which is still far away to reach The New iPad’s screen resolution with its mind-boggling 2048x1536 pixel screen. Not to mention, Surface will only be available in WiFi variant.
The separated keyboard is believed to be the reason why the price of Surface tablet can skyrocket to this highest-end price range. But, the “price drop” probably will be the thing you are familiar to see in the future if the sales of this Surface tablet proved to be against Microsoft’s plan A. So we should wait and see how the market demands response to this Surface tablet.