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Microsoft Tablet Plans

Microsoft Tablet Plans

Added: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
For quite a while now, the industry experts believed that Microsoft was planning something spectacular. This move was supposed to make people forget both Android and Apple and establish Microsoft as a leader in the tablet market.

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There was a speculation that Microsoft was going to introduce a subsidized Windows RT tablet for around $300, which is basically a giveaway. Although this would make hardware makers unhappy, it would at the same time establish Microsoft’s new OS and lead to the software giant becoming a leader in the market of mobile devices.

However, the speculation was based on the belief that the software giant would use common sense and its resources to make the company relevant again. But Microsoft is in fact a huge and clumsy company, which has yet to create anything either responsive or innovative in order to enter the mobile market.

A recent leaked slide from Asus revealed that the price of its Vivo Tab RT, which is scheduled to be released along with Windows RT in a month or so, will start at $600. Actually, this is even more expensive than the iPad 3. And, of course, it’s a full $200 more expensive than the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Therefore, the only reason to be so expensive is to have some insane hardware specs. But it turned out to be a wrong assumption.

In fact, Vivo Tab RT is just an Android Transformer that can be plugged either into a keyboard/battery dock for additional $200 or a docking station for $150. In the meantime, Microsoft believes that people will be ready to pay $600 for the tablet only because it carries Windows RT. However, this belief is quite arrogant, as most people are happy with their Android tablets.

It seems that Microsoft better have something planned. The matter is that its new OS, Windows 8, was developed as a tablet OS, and this feature was one of its main claims to fame. Indeed, the very fact that the operating system is too tabletish may cause users to look somewhere else. In case tablet users believe the software is too expensive, Microsoft will simply fail to make up the money on the new crowd. The new generation of users is more tech-savvy and readily chooses the cheaper alternatives. It seems that Microsoft will get another caning and now the company might appear unable to escape in its current form.


By:
SaM
September 26th,2012

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, September 26th, 2012



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2012-09-26 16:50:39)
GreggC2006 avatarOne word, Linux, and for those who may have missed that LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX

2
posted by (2012-09-27 00:49:09)
No avatarLOL ya MS did this to themselves. windows 8 is a royal pain in the A** to use and I know a lot about how all versions work and some of the tricks. if MS had just left the dam start button and menu in I bet there wouldn't be a big stink about it.

@GreggC2006: Linux is to difficult for most average users to figure out. Mac OS is just a tad easier tho not by much.

but as far as Asus selling something for $200 more than whats already out is normal for them. but MS is charging a min of $89? for a OEM upgrade download? that's a pile O crap loaded with bugs and holes and Linux is and always has been free and is 10x more stable than Winblows, so ya what does MS expect? I mean come on, no one pirate Linux or Mac OS as you can get both free. and MS is pissed about this? and worried that users will seek an alternative? LOL

MS just needs to develop a much better strategy...like charge way less and fix more, make more stable and use way less resources and so on and so forth.

3
posted by Blocked (2012-09-27 01:09:34)
Crashman_123 avatar@GreggC2006 - That's OK for APPLICATION users, but as a gaming platform, Linux sucks! There are VERY FEW (if ANY) recent retail games for Linux, whereas ALL retail PC games run on Windows (in one form or another).
It IS possible to run windows games under Linux with the emulator, but that uses CPU cycles and system resources on TOP of what the OS and game needs, so game performance is reduced when compared to windows based systems. As well as that, all modern PC games require DirectX drivers, and some of those don't work properly under linux (or at least my friend [who uses Linux] has serious audio & video issues when playing windows games)

As to Windows 8 ... Who needs it? XP ran quite successfully for 11 years (Aug 2001- Apr 2012) before MS stopped supporting it (no new updates). Although RETAIL sales ceased in 2008 (and OEM in 2009), it still accounts for >20% of the market.
If Windows 7 runs the same length we won't need to upgrade until 2020, so I ask again ... WHO NEEDS WINDOWS 8?

4
posted by (2012-09-27 02:23:01)
No avatarStart8 free from Stardock puts back the start menu button. Win8 shutdown, restart and comes out hibernation way faster than Win7. Everything cool I want to do on an ipad or android requires it to be rooted. Win8 pro tablet is the way to go. Win8 RT is useless to me. Since I lost root on my tablet with Jelly Bean update I realize how little I can do. Win8 Pro run VMware to run OSX and bluestacks to run android or unbuntu all on one unit.

5
posted by (2012-09-27 12:59:59)
jumbo71 avatari have no trouble with windows 7 64 bit, so what i keep hearing from the windows 8 is i wont be upgrading anytime soon...

6
posted by (2012-09-29 20:25:42)
Darkan9el avatar@GreggC2006: "Mac OS is just a tad easier tho not by much."

Seriously! I must be using a different Mac OS because it's simplicity and elegance is most definitely just two of the major benefits. I used to be all Windows but now I'm all Mac, I thought I would miss Windows but truth be told I actually don't, I can do pretty much everything I used to do in windows but on a better platform, Installing Apps is a cinch, uninstalling them is even easier, networking is easier and just works, its nice to not have multiple malware programs running just to keep afloat, I don't miss the constant updates and I have some cool apps to play with.

I have Multiple Windows versions inc Windows 8 and Linux Mint in VMWare Fusion and Android ICS in VirtualBox. Purely to help people when they have Windows issues, Linux mint is to play with and Android is just fun, plus I have a Samsung Galaxy Note. so its cool to test stuff out
on my vmware android first.



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