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 saso on Tue 18th Sep 2012 21:05 UTC in reply to "Not necessarily..."
saso
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That's $599 for something that's as powerful as a real notebook, but can also replace the iPad or Android tablet.


It would be, but $600 (I hate the misleading '99' stuff) appears to be for the ARM version without the keyboard dock, so essentially just an overpriced iPad minus the huge App Store. To get the notebook experience, the price is actually more like $800. To get to the full x86 notebook experience (albeit only with an Atom CPU, so still not really a speed demon), you're most likely looking at $1000.

If these prices are correct, I highly doubt these will be flying off the shelves.

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