iPad Mini “recreational” says Microsoft exec
The iPad Mini has been dismissed as a “recreational” device by Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky. Speaking after the launch of Windows 8, the Big M boss said that tech fans would be better off buying a full-powered laptop for less money than Apple’s new tablet.
In an interview with All Things D, Sinofsky said of new, cheap Windows 8 laptops, “It’s $279. Here we are, talking about seven-inch recreational tablets for $329.”
Warming to his anti-Apple theme, Sinofsky turned his attention to the MacBook Air and spent time bigging up Intel’s Ultrabook range, saying they were a better bet thanks to their lower price point.
Windows 8 was released this week along with Microsoft’s new Surface tablet. The Redmond company is hoping to give its operating system a facelift and claw back mind share from Apple.
Via All Things D