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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Money and quality
by jessesmith on Tue 18th Sep 2012 18:22 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

Lots of people will buy this because it's priced so high. Most people assume cost equates quality and will want the high end tablet.
Personally, rather than buy a docking station and a $600 tablet, I'd buy a low-end laptop and a new desktop box.

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RE: Money and quality
by earksiinni on Tue 18th Sep 2012 18:38 in reply to "Money and quality"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Agreed.

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RE: Money and quality
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 18th Sep 2012 20:53 in reply to "Money and quality"
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Ouch, I did not think of that. But you are right, and since it is likely that many IT departments will have a easier time integrating these machines into their Windows environment we could see a lot of upper management wanting the most expensive toys available while at the same time finding less resistance to their purchase from IT.

Surface computers may become the next "Corporate Bling" to show-off how much money you make.

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RE: Money and quality
by fithisux on Thu 20th Sep 2012 19:11 in reply to "Money and quality"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Lots of people will buy this because it's priced so high. Most people assume cost equates quality and will want the high end tablet.
Personally, rather than buy a docking station and a $600 tablet, I'd buy a low-end laptop and a new desktop box.


Agree.

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