Windows Blue to welcome $199 7in Microsoft Surface?

Windows Blue to welcome 9 7in Microsoft Surface?If there’s one thing that never fails to get us talking (er, touch wood), it’s the Microsoft Surface. Recently we heard that the tablet has sold just 1.5 million units, while its designer is simply happy that Surface owners like the Surface.

The price is obviously proving to be an issue, but the rumour mill suggests that Windows Blue might see the introduction of a smaller, cheaper Microsoft Surface.

The Microsoft Surface starts at £399 for the 32GB model, which is pretty expensive considering it’s running a watered down version of Windows 8 (i.e. Windows 8 RT). Not to mention those Microsoft Surface storage issues (more on that here).

And heck, if you fancy the Touch Cover, you’re looking at an extra £80. Not cheap, man. Not cheap at all.

One of the few tablet successes other than the you-know-what (iPad, in case you’ve been living under a meteor) is the Google Nexus 7, largely thanks to its diminutive size and equally diminutive price tag. The 32GB Nexus 7 costs just £199, literally half the price of the Microsoft Surface.

As such, it’s no surprise to hear that the arrival of Windows Blue later in the year might bring with it a 7in $199 Microsoft Surface. Inevitably that’d mean more modest specs, but the 7in $199 formula pioneered by the original Amazon Kindle Fire is clearly going down a treat with consumers.

via: Expert Reviews

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 20, 2013 at 19:23

Doubt it. Also: Windows 8 isn't suited for 7-inch screens imHUMBLEo...

mightyforest  Mar. 20, 2013 at 20:54

not the same but the tile feature works well on phones so cant see why not on a 7" tablet

Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 08:36

Given the price for the fairly modestly specced surface they are either going to have to go for really low spec for this or show up the pricing on surface to meet that target. Assuming it won't get office or they might still need 32gb minimum which wouldn't help comparisons.

Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 08:39

Unless they go for large phone os rather than small tablet os as mf nearly suggests.


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