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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The only way I see tablets being worthwhile is if two things happen:

- Having a keyboard, which makes them laptops with detachable screens

- Not having walled gardens, allowing the same type of free use you get with standard computers.

So in the end, the question is why pay 500 euros for less freedom just to browse the web on the sofa?

PS: Today at the gym, a girl was using a tablet (Dell Latitude ST) to enter some data, it took her the double of the time than using a keyboard.

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