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Old 10-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #127
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That is exactly the selling point: combining the form factor, consumer capability, and laptop/pc functionality into a single device.
That's just the thing - at a price point of over $1000, it has ZERO "consumer" capability.

My customer literally said they don't care how much it costs, it runs Windows and Office and that's what they need.

Microsoft is the RJ Reynolds of the 21st century.

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The iPad is a great consumer device; it was revolutionary, but really no more than a high-tech toy. The potential is absolutely there; problem is Apple has their ecosystem completely locked down. While this is a boon for them in the short term, Microsoft's bet it is a long-term bust.
Microsoft envies Apple's locked down ecosystem. They're actively trying to emulate it.

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If the Surface can combine the form factor with the functionality of the laptop, why continue screwing around with Apple's consumer product?
Because Apple's consumer product has a consumer price point. The Surface, right now, does not.
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