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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The ipad is more than a tablet
by ze_jerkface on Wed 19th Sep 2012 04:03 UTC
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

It also gives you access to the best tablet software.

It also gives you access to your existing itunes library.

I'm not an Apple fan but I know an overpriced product when I see one. Most people would rather have a laptop + ipad and Windows 8 doesn't change that. Amazon/B&N have the right idea which is to subsidize the tablet and go after the people like myself that mainly want a browser/reader.

But the ipad mini will put the brakes on that strategy as well.

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