Windows 8 Boss Pokes Fun at iPad mini, Calls It a “Recreational Tablet”

Steven Sinofsky defends the value of Windows 8 computers

Microsoft rolled out both the Surface tablet and Windows 8 a few days ago and unsurprisingly, both of them had to face an avalanche of criticism coming from rival companies.

Tim Cook said Surface is a “compromised” and “confusing” product, a statement that apparently annoyed Windows boss Steven Sinofsky.

In an interview with All Things D, Sinofsky defended the value of all Windows 8 devices and called them “fantastic machines.” He even pointed out that the most affordable Windows 8 device is priced at $279 (€215), explaining that it’s even cheaper that some tablets on the market.

Without mentioning iPad mini’s name, Sinofsky however said: "here we are, talking about seven-inch recreational tablets for $329."

iPad mini starts at $329 (€255) and goes as high as $659 (€510) for the 64 GB version with Wi-Fi and cellular support.

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