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[2]: Not necessarily...
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 19th Sep 2012 02:33 UTC 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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RE[4]: Not necessarily...
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 19th Sep 2012 11:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Not necessarily..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Well....what is the alternative then? the cheap hardware is crappy for use as a production machine. The $1200 device here is capable of being a production machine, not just a consumption/communication device.

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