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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RE: Tablet pricing
by zlynx on Tue 18th Sep 2012 22:08 UTC in reply to "Tablet pricing"
zlynx
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A nice 7 inch tablet is good for a lot of things that a netbook isn't.

You can read ebooks on it while easily holding it in one hand. You can load up a bunch of interesting links off your favorite RSS feed to read later on your walk or bus ride. You can play a game while waiting in line at the pharmacy or wherever. You can use it for speaking notes during a presentation.

It just isn't as clumsy and hard to hold as a netbook. It isn't as obviously a computer either so it doesn't look as out of place. It looks more like a pad of notepaper or a book.

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