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Microsoft designing & selling own tablet




Microsoft introduced its own tablet line on Monday, dubbed "Surface," breaking with a 37-year tradition of never competing directly with the hardware partners that have helped make Windows the most successful operating system ever.

The company did not name prices for the two tablets it plans to launch or a definitive timeline, although it said the first would debut around the time Windows 8 and Windows RT go public. The second will go on sale about three months later.

Microsoft's only comments related to pricing were that the Windows RT Surface would be "comparable" to other Windows RT-powered tablets, while the Windows 8 Pro model will sell for about the same as an Intel-powered "ultrabook," the thin-and-light laptop category whose average price is in the $650-$700 range



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I think this is a good plan for Microsoft, that is unless they foil it, which they are prone to do in my opinion. Well, it will definetely be worth watching how this unfolds.
pauline123 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:51 pm
I heard they also own Apple shares. I guess it all depends on the market but honestly I think they need to do something radical of their own invention. Is that possible? The hardware partner companies that use microsoft I guess are like Hp etc..trying to understand this strange computer world
Bluedoll on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:48 pm



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