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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Not necessarily...
by achmafooma on Tue 18th Sep 2012 17:52 UTC
achmafooma
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I agree pricing needs to come down...but remember, these are actually a notebook AND a tablet in one device. I know you can approximate that with iPad or Android tablets, but both OS's are limited.

For those of us who have a notebook and a tablet, and can't rely on iOS or Android for full-fledged computing (e.g., development), something like this would be a great option. That's $599 for something that's as powerful as a real notebook, but can also replace the iPad or Android tablet.

I think the way to market this is as $599-$1299 for something that replaces two devices...say a $500 notebook and a $200 tablet.

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