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    wastingtime​withforums
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    magicalclick

    Technically Surface 0.5 is a table since that particular MS product is actually called "Surface".

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    Sven Groot

    Yeah, that's one marketting decision I'd like to see the reasoning for. Let's release a product with the same name as another, totally different product we're already selling. What could go wrong?

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    spivonious

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Yeah, that's one marketting decision I'd like to see the reasoning for. Let's release a product with the same name as another, totally different product we're already selling. What could go wrong?

    I think they did it so that details wouldn't leak. Press would see something about MS working on Surface and think it was an update to a niche table computer product.

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    Minh

    They probably have sold 2,000 BACTs (Big A$$ Coffee Tables) surfaces to casinos and airports and such... I don't think the general public even know about the original surfaces at all

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    Dr Herbie

    @Minh: Yes, but how annoyed would you be as a hotel owner to see a Surface advertised around $1000 and think 'Oooh, that's cheap! I'll take one"' only to have a very small parcel arrive in the post ... Tongue Out

    Herbie

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    Minh

    @Dr Herbie, a big tip-off for him should be that shipping is free... and not $400

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    exoteric

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Yeah, that's one marketting decision I'd like to see the reasoning for. Let's release a product with the same name as another, totally different product we're already selling. What could go wrong?

    Surface seems more like a theme than one particular form factor; but they are pretty radically different in terms of size of course.

    It appears to be a solid product judging from the keynote (apart from the demo failure at the beginning).

    http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx

    So far it looks like a replacement for my 1st gen iPad (even 3rd gen, but don't have one heh)

    I wonder if they'll have Pixelsense in v2. That is, as far as I know, unique to the Surface table.

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    kettch

    , exoteric wrote

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    I wonder if they'll have Pixelsense in v2. That is, as far as I know, unique to the Surface table.

     

    Indeed. I've never heard anything about how thick a Pixelsense panel is, but I'm sure that would have something to do with whether it would make sense in a tablet. As it is, I'm kind of bummed that the ARM tablet doesn't have an active digitizer.

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    JoshRoss

    Surface vs SUR40, WinRT vs WindowsRT, it just causes confusion and prompts people to talk about things that they otherwise wouldn't. How could this not be a marketing win?

     -Josh

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    Minh

    , JoshRoss wrote

    Surface vs SUR40, WinRT vs WindowsRT, it just causes confusion and prompts people to talk about things that they otherwise wouldn't. How could this not be a marketing win?

     

    Normal people don't buy "WindowsRT" tablets... ie.. they don't ask for "WindowsRT"...

    Normal people also haven't been buying "Surfaces"... I don't see anything confusing

     

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    cbae

    , Minh wrote

    *snip*Normal people don't buy "WindowsRT" tablets... ie.. they don't ask for "WindowsRT"...

    Normal people also haven't been buying "Surfaces"... I don't see anything confusing

    Still, they should have used the "Surface" brand for all devices:

    • Surface Tablet for Windows RT Edition
    • Surface Tablet for Windows 8 Pro Edition
    • Surface Table for Windows Furniture Edition

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