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MS misses the boat ? POLL

View Poll Results: Hot tablet Price Sector

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  • $800 plus

    2 7.41%
  • $500 - $600

    6 22.22%
  • $300 - $400

    9 33.33%
  • $150 - $250

    10 37.04%
  1. #11

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    We don't know yet - those multi millions of projected tablet users are still mythical beasts.

    I can't see the vast majority shelling out $500 or more if they can get something that does what they want for half that.

    Also factor in that windows 8 will not be in that bracket at all.

    Tempting target area for everyone else.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Mini iPad=iTouch.
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  3. #13

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    ARM or x86? When does a Tablet become a Slate?
    With my limited finances I'll likely end up with and ARM based tablet.
    Picking Windows RT or Android is going to be my big decision in the end.
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  4. #14

    I think that if MS want the tablet to overtake the Desktop market then the cheaper they can get them out there to the business sector then the sooner that this will happen. So although everyone will want the one that costs 500 - 600 price range, I think that the 150 - 250 range is more likely.

    Also in the family side of things if everyone in the family is to get a tablet then the cheaper option is again best placed.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    Given the overall pointlessness of tablets, I would say $150-$250.
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  6. #16

    I'm not sure why I would ever buy a tablet - a netbook is a whole lot cheaper and does a whole lot more. I'd have to cast my vote for "I don't really care."
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  7. #17

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    As a consumer, I'd rather have the use of two devices in one instead of shelling out 250 dollars for a crapdroid tablet that does simple things, and have to buy a 5-600 dollar laptop to do the rest. Using an android tablet is only for people with simple, simple needs, that's where Windows RT tablets come into play and will hit at the price point of 300 dollars or so. But for people like me that need to do more and have the convenience and battery life of a tablet, I'd rather pay 5-600 dollars, maybe even 700, for a decent Windows 8 Pro tablet that does the work of two devices in one.
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  8. #18

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Will they?

    It wasn't clear what MS was doing with pricing.

    Commentators seem to think MS were hinting at RT coming at 500 or so - to compete with ipad.

    If that is the case - it is the whole point of this thread.

    MS will have nothing sub 300.

    And that is where the action will be.

    After seeing this - the penny might drop and MS could attempt something - but they haven't yet.
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  9. #19

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    After seeing this - the penny might drop and MS could attempt something - but they haven't yet.
    I doubt Microsoft will but that's where OEMs would. though... at +$90 a seat, it'll be pretty hard for them to make a low priced tablet that can compete
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  10. #20

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    If one single additional component costs $85 - no way to hit consumer price point at $250.

    MS might be able to - they don't have to pay the license to themselves.

    But would they? That would really infuriate the oem's.

    No sign of it so far.

    If MS keep going like this - they will end up a distant third in the great Cloud carve up.
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