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    Oh right. So, what exactly IS that difference? How much does the Surface Pro cost?

    Since the Surface RT prices were just announced and is comparable to the iPad, I would assume that the Surface Pro would be comparable to an Ultrabook.We've heard the Dells of the world saying how thin the margin in hardware is, and also why they're trying to get rid of their hardware business. So for the OEMs, you have to think that whatever profit they make, $55-$100 would have to to to Microsoft, whereas, Microsoft would have to pay themselves a much lower licensing fee. And it wouldn't surprise me if MS sell the Sufaces at a loss. Because they can afford it, and MS makes money back if they sell a lot of units