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GREATTerry
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GREATTerry   10/22/2012 9:44:08 AM
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Wow the price of those Japanese tablets is high! Is it targeted for notebook replacement (or simply they are ultrabook or so)?

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ughhhh   10/22/2012 11:25:23 AM
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The comma is wrong; 10,000 yen = $126

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junko.yoshida   10/22/2012 5:34:43 PM
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Yes, 10,000 yen = $126. The comma is NOT wrong. These Japanese PC/tablets mentioned in the article, except for Fujitsu' Arrow Tab, have been developed as a new generation of notebook PC that can be also used as a tablet. Indeed, the pricing seems very high; but they are priced for the Japanese domestic market, and the current yen-U.S. dollar exchange rate wouldn't help, either.

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Bert22306   10/22/2012 8:28:53 PM
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Junko, look at the bottom of the first page of your article. The comma is indeed off one place. I find these new type of tablets to have gobs of potential. Hard to imagine that they would flop. Even if Win8 itself doesn't appeal to everyone, at least in its initial Service Pack 0.

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junko.yoshida   10/22/2012 9:25:35 PM
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Thanks, Bert. My mistake. Fixed.

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Yog-Sothoth   10/22/2012 6:18:50 PM
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Windows 8 is just *so* horrible. Visually it's like a childs building bricks. Only those completely lacking in aesthetics would want to use it. Yuck.

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Quintadad   10/23/2012 6:49:24 PM
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Wow. So much for "to each his own".

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rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:38:04 PM
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M'soft would run a big risk getting an early black eye on Surface from sophisticated Japan consumers turning their noses down at a device that has good quality but sells in part by being a cheaper alternative to an iPad or a tablet from local giants like Toshiba and Sony. Better strategy for M'soft is to build demand in more cost sensitive markets and see if it can build envy-demand in Japan. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out!

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ruserious   10/22/2012 9:17:36 PM
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I believe the article should read: The machine will sell for 100,000 yen($1,263). Perhaps Japan is a less price-sensitive market, with a greater focus on quality.

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David Taylor   10/23/2012 9:22:42 AM
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It is a question whether the Windows 8 will be a success. http://www.league-soft.com/how-to/convert-avi-to-mpeg-mac.html

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fan1234   12/28/2012 2:53:44 AM
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The price of windows 8 tablet is so high. And there are not so many apps to adapt it. free software download http://www.bestdownloadreview.com/



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