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: Not necessarily...
by dsmogor on Tue 18th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC in reply to "Not necessarily..."
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

$599 is for WinRT device, that as far as universality is concerned looks pale compared to even Android devices now.
x86 stars with $799 for Atom (= netbook class performance). The proper laptop class HW runs $1299.
These prices would look good if the figure was $299, $599, $799.

Edited 2012-09-18 19:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Not necessarily...
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 18th Sep 2012 20:46 in reply to "RE: Not necessarily..."
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Agreed, it not that I don't want to buy a tablet/note-book like Microsoft has shown. It is I can't justify spending so much money to get less than what I can get out of a regular note-book/laptop for almost half the price.

Bring the price down and let me install any OS I choose and I will be there with the cash in hand.

Edited 2012-09-18 20:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Not necessarily...
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 19th Sep 2012 02:33 in reply to "RE: Not necessarily..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Sooooo.... Macbook Air class hardware that doubles as a tablet should cost less than a macbook air?

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RE[3]: Not necessarily...
by r_a_trip on Wed 19th Sep 2012 09:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Not necessarily..."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, Macbook Air is old hat. Advances in technology should bring prices down.

Plus, how much of Macbook Air's pricing is determind by the BOM and how much is determined by "Look at me being fancy with this ultra thin thing over here"?

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