He said $279 Win8 Laptop.
IOW an Atom/AMD powered Netbook with no touchscreen (likely a crappy TN screen and small rotating HD).
The exact same thing everyone said would kill the iPad when it debuted in 2010.
100 Million iPads/275000 dedicated applications later and he is still using an answer that was foolish in 2010?
Netbooks. Really? That's the best you got?
I don't think Netbooks really compete with iPads.
But you know what that $279 Netbook with real windows, certainly competes with a $600 Surface, that doesn't run real windows applications, and has a floppy membrane keyboard that makes the netbooks look like an expensive mechanical in comparison.
Yay Surface RT, You can spend sub $300 for real windows, with a real keyboards and real applications. Or you can get a surface for more than double the price, half the performance, membrane keyboard, and almost no applications.
Edited by Snowdog65 - 10/26/12 at 7:31pm