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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Nobody?
by byrc on Tue 18th Sep 2012 17:50 UTC
byrc
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Thom,

I personally would pay more for a Windows tablet than an iPad, simply because a Windows tablet would be far more compatible with the ecosystem I work in. Full office, skydrive, SharePoint etc.

Most businesses exist inside the Microsoft ecosystem, and a tablet that, out of the box, will perfectly integrate with the existing setup would be killer. I am speaking of this such as Active Directory compatibility, device management, software distribution, update services etc.

Furthermore, this is more than simply a tablet. Add a keyboard and mouse, and you have a full Windows desktop. I see this completely replacing laptops for many business folk.

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