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1/ There's an important distinction between cost and value.

One is a fact ("$800") and the other is subjective, an opinion ("I feel what I paid was worth it").

People often conflate the two making a judgement for others on the latter without consideration.
2/ Some of this has popped up with the Surface Pro X.

Many have complained about its price, when what they mean is the perceived value. That's fair.

I can't tell you something is worth it - that's a very personal decision.
3/ Some will say the Pro X even at $500 is "too much". You can't really argue against that, it's what they feel.

But you can argue on cost - simple comparisons between pricing.

I often hear an iPad Pro is cheaper than Pro X ergo, better, but it's just not true.

- iPad Pro 12.9 without LTE and 64GB is $999
- Pro X with LTE and 128GB is $999 ($899 on sale right now)

Keyboard pen?

- Apple: $329
- Microsoft: $270
5/ Bumping up to a more mid-range model...

- iPad Pro 12.9 with LTE and 256GB = $1,299
- Pro X with 256GB = $1,299 (on sale for $1,000)

Now, is Pro X worth it? I dunno. For me, yes. For you? 🤷‍♂️
6/ All I know is the iPad Pro rarely replaces a laptop 100% of the time.

It's bad in the lap, not a great KB, no trackpad/mouse support, it's tedious even to use Office...but it's great at other things! Which is why ppl own it *and* a laptop (and often travel with both).
7/ I feel the same way about the Pro X. For me, it does replace my laptop (and I have a lot to choose from). For you? Maybe not.

But, for Windows users, it means not re-learning a new system, buying new apps, etc. That has value, which is why I can't/don't use an iPad.

Anyway, yes, some of this was in response to @backlon's article on the Verge yesterday, which I thought was really well done. But he's not alone either in thinking the Pro X is too expensive, which it probably is (all new tech is).

Some thoughts:

@backlon (one more, the comments on my article are interesting...even my own audience is more pro iPad than I would have expected. I love the diversity of thought and there is a lot of debate around this stuff, which is fun).
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