Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 16:26 UTC
Windows "Asus has a trio of Windows 8 tablets on deck for the holidays, but the pricing is so high - $599 to $1299 for a hybrid - that it's going to be nearly impossible to compete in the marketplace. We were leaked Asus' holiday roadmap and the slide below tells the tale." If this is for real, Windows 8 is screwed in the tablet space. Nobody is going to buy a Windows tablet at prices higher than the iPad.
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Tablet pricing
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 18th Sep 2012 16:45 UTC
Earl C Pottinger
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2008-07-12

Until a good tablet comes down to the pricing of a net-book I don't see the need to change over.

No physical keyboard, no USB ports, no full size SD Card slots, no easy way to replace the drive, no ethernet port. All these I have on my net-books, with a battery life of 9+ hours on my Toshiba NB305 ($350) and 6+ on my Acer Aspire One ($215). So what do I gain with these pricey tablets?

PS. And the fact that I can install Haiku-OS on the Intel based net-books makes it a done deal for me.

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