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: Nobody?
by earksiinni on Tue 18th Sep 2012 18:27 UTC in reply to "Nobody?"
earksiinni
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2009-03-27

Who on earth downvoted this past zero? I absolutely agree, and more: the target market is users who both want a tablet and are locked into Windows software. MS leverages Office, why shouldn't a Win 8 tablet leverage traditional MS monopoly?

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RE[2]: Nobody?
by tanzam75 on Tue 18th Sep 2012 19:45 in reply to "RE: Nobody?"
tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

Who on earth downvoted this past zero?


People who live outside the Microsoft ecosystem, and therefore have no idea about how things work.

Among them are most journalists in the tech and mainstream media, who live in the Apple ecosystem. David Pogue of the New York Times once claimed that businesses will stick with Windows because it was so bad that the IT staff will be guaranteed never to make themselves redundant. I think he actually believed this stuff.

Just as I'm sure the downvoters also genuinely believe whatever they believe. It just happens to be wrong.

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