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Microsoft to make a major announcement (tablet)

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Kopite_21, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Microsoft Manufacturing Tablet to Rival Apple iPad, Says Insider (Exclusive) | The Wrap Media
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Or it's the release dates for Windows 8 (all three release dates being announced).
     
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    I just read some reports of the release and saw a pic or two. Looks and sounds very nice and I hope that MS can get the manufacturing costs down a bit to compete with the others.
     
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    Hands-On With The Microsoft Surface, Inside And Out | TechCrunch

    Just had a look through this link and im very impressed/excited to get my hands on this. Looks like theyve really thought about this design and the fact that it can be a tablet as well as u can flick the kickstand out and use it as a laptop. Great idea!


    Im also a bit worried about how much they will try and market the Pro version for, i can see them putting a hefty price tag onit because it can be turned into a laptop aswell so therfore its competing with the Ipad & Imac.
     
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    Supposed to be comparative to an ultrabook so priced from £800 to £1200 then.
     
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  6. dales

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    I'd buy that for a dollar!!

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    How much...!!?? Perhaps not then!
     
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    Haha, LMAO
     
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    Couldn't resist it :P to be fair though thats where windows 8 should be, on a tablet. It may turn out to be rather good I can quite a few positives of being able to run familiar software on a tablet it would be pretty cool to have powercli and the viclient xencenter etc on it actually natively.
     
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  9. Theprof

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    I am very interested in the tablet actually... I think Windows will fit quite well on a tablet.

    The other day I played around with Windows Server 2012 and its something else... something to seriously get used to.
     
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