Originally Posted by carld
I don't own a laptop. What originally attracted me to Win8 tablets were the early rumors that they were going to very reasonably priced. Since that isn't the case, at least in this instance, I don't see any advantage in getting a Windows 8 tablet when I could get an iPad for the same or less, or an Android tablet for much less.
If you never have had a reason to use a real PC, then this will be great news for you anyway. It will push the prices of those Android tablets further down. Even the RT will be better and more powerful than an iPad (for one the screens are larger). And $399.- for the small MS Surface is still cheaper than the cheapest iPad.