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Microsoft is slashing the price on its Windows 8-powered Surface RT tablets to slap the unwanted kit into students' palms. For a limited time, Redmond will knock 60 per cent off the price of a 32GB ARM-driven fondleslab to $199 (£127); a 32GB with Touch Keyboard Cover will be slashed by 58 per cent to $249 (£158); and a 32GB …


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  1. Herby

    If someone came out with a proper "jailbreak"...

    It might be the end of things. One of these with the UFEI turned off might actually be a nice things to have, all loaded up with my very own software that I want to use.

    Thing to do: Walk into the "Microsoft Store" and ask if I can load MY software on the Surface goodie. The shopping mall isn't that far away, so I may do it. Of course the Microsoft store is across the isle from the Apple store (wonder why?).

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: If someone came out with a proper "jailbreak"...

      I used to love going into Dixons or the like and asking questions the staff couldn't answer, or changing the screensavers to say rude words. But I was fifteen, I grew out of it, you should too.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    What about the Software Drivers/Virtual Master Pilots

    What news is there on Masterful Applications for Greater Great Game Play?

    An Immediate Great Game Changer already Initiated and Running like a Dream, is a Concern to Battle Yourself with or better, an Idea to Realise via Virtual Memes and AIMeans into a Stream and Growing Flow of Greater Consciousness IntelAIgently Experienced.

    What worlds and free services, all possible costs paid, can the tablet deliver for real ......... for that is what Global Operating Devices are used for, and useful for too ..... and content for fledgling devices is always the master key to success of capturing device sales.

  3. Francis Boyle Silver badge

    Have Microsoft

    talked to HP?. I think they need tips on how to do this properly.

  4. Charles3

    Windows 8 is a success

    Microsoft does not have to answer to anyone. They don't need to post records. If the IDC wants to make estimates that's fine, but noone knows the real success but Microsoft. Thier actions state success, not failure. Thier stock states success, not failure. And being charitable to students has always been a cornerstone of Microsoft. Take Office Home and Student. Thank goodness too. Think of my tax dollars being spent for the lowest value per dollar spent Apple. I would hate that.


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