Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:36 UTC
Windows "According to an inside source, a session was held at Microsoft's recent TechReady15 conference in which all the launch details were laid out. If things go according to the plan detailed then, the Surface for Windows RT tablet will be launching October 26th - no surprise there - at a compelling price of $199." My wallet just squealed in pure bliss.
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RE[2]: Dumb Move
by galvanash on Wed 15th Aug 2012 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Dumb Move"
galvanash
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Also...

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/08/how-microsoft...

There is another armchair CEO who writes for Ars that agrees with me... He isn't anonymous - maybe that will sway you ;)

Seriously though, read this bit - he says it better than I could:

But perhaps the most significant reason of all not to price Surface RT at $199 is that once that decision is made, there's no going back. The price of a 10" Windows RT tablet will be two hundred bucks—or less—forever.

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Tablets are unlikely to be able to buck this trend. While a $199 Surface RT would leave the door open to pricier devices sporting, for example, 13" screens, more internal storage, or 3G connectivity, it still doesn't leave much wriggle-room, and would yield no profit with which to fund future developments.


Bolding is mine...

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