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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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

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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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

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.


And yet she still used it. That's my point. I don't disagree with you otherwise (well, actually, my ideal would be a Linux tablet w/ Bluetooth mini keyboard a la Nokia Maemo series).

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

To be fair it wasn't her choice, as the gym makes the employees use them.

Same thing with a Japanese restaurant chain in Germany that uses iPads for the menus. Think about that, an iPad per table just to allow the people to use an app, instead of a paper menu.

Last year in Helsinki I saw a similar iPad usage in a cocktail bar.

I really think it is ridiculous to spend 500 euros to replace a paper menu, per table, but what do I know about first world problems?!

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