An anonymous inside source tipped Engadget about the possibility of a Microsoft Surface priced at a ridiculous $199.Although this is still just a rumor, the tip does look promising and entirely realistic,
After all, Microsoft is the underdog in a mature and highly-competitive market. The worst move Microsoft could make would be a severely overpriced tablet that only the rich and wealthy could afford. With a $199 price tag, Microsoft would be undercutting both the Kindle and the Nexus.
Microsoft is being aggressive and should be commended. For starters, affordable prices incur risks and… should Microsoft price Surface at just 200 bucks, they will be banking on the number of tablets they sell— or else risk losing enormous amounts in profit.
Considering how affordable the Surface RT tablet would be, it would not take too long for Surface to gain significant market share, potentially topping Apple or Google.
Of course, there is always the question that a cheap price might discourage consumers and give them the impression that the quality is not really there. Balance is no easy skill—and for Microsoft to successfully sell Surface tablets, the price will have to be just right.
And lest we forget that Microsoft is supposed to be helping their partners with tablets, instead of just creating more competition… a $199 Surface could be the last straw in a series of events that would force computer companies to bail from Windows 8. Let’s just hope they are friendly to some… competition.
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Industry-leading artists and designers partnered with Microsoft to create the Microsoft Artist Series.
The exclusive collection of five mice have been hand-designed by the world’s best artist and designers. Here are the mice… and a little bit about their creators.
Designed by: Calvin Ho: Fashion Photography, Design, and Branding
Designed by: Dana McClure: Limited Edition Prints, Collages, and Textiles
Designed by: Matt Lyon : Studio design, colorful imagery, widely-published designs.
Designed by: Yellena James: Favors Pens, Inks, and Acrylics in abstract art
Designed by: Zansky: Member of Base-V, graphic art, engraving, and digital printing.
Microsoft finally pulled the curtain on its brand new SkyDrive App for Android. A long time coming, the Android app will allow you to..
- Upload files and pictures to SkyDrive
- Download and save your documents from the cloud to your Android.
- Share to SkyDrive from other apps
- Share SkyDrive files with other people
Today, as part of making sure SkyDrive is available to all Windows customers, we’re excited to announce that an official SkyDrive app for Android phones will be available in just a few weeks. The Android app is similar to our mobile apps for Windows Phone and iOS and allows you to browse your SkyDrive, upload files to SkyDrive, as well as share SkyDrive files with “Send a link.”
Microsoft has detailed its plans for Windows RT tablets. The tablets are powered by Windows RT, an ultra-mobile version of the Windows 8 OS. These tablets will be produced in mass and will be sporting hybrid keyboards and switchable screens.
Microsoft spoke about their commitment to making Windows RT a powerful platform with tremendous versatility. The Software giant has revamped the graphics core of Windows RT for improved HD animation and playback…
After having cautiously hand-delivered the Windows 8 OS to HP, Asus, and Acer, Microsoft continues to work with its partners to achieve the ultimate tablet experience across the board.
A Microsoft blog post reads,
Windows RT begins a new era of ARM-based PCs, where we are working with our Silicon and PC manufacturing partners to bring a whole new set of innovations to market.…I would like to provide an update on our efforts to collaborate across the ecosystem in bringing new Windows RT PCs to market.
Microsoft partners continue to work to achieve industry-leading touch accuracy and responsiveness.
Extensive testing has taken place, especially regarding battery life. Using a powerful new feature called Connected Standby, devices can be connected during sleep and yet do consume no more battery than if they were on standby.