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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. #1


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    MS misses the boat ? POLL


    There are a lot of predictions of massive tablet sales over the next couple of years.

    Which price sector do you think will the hottest?

    NOTE :

    UK voters just substitute for $ e.g. if you think 300 - 400 is the one, tick $300 - $400

    UK citizens get a raw deal.
    Last edited by SIW2; 09 Jul 2012 at 15:02.

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  2. #2


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    500-800 will be the preferable one. It's a reachable price for a lot of people and a tablet of that price will have features to suit a user.
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    Optimistic as ever Cokie.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 7/8


    I didn't vote, but my guess is the $199-499 range. There are some pretty amazing tablets coming out in that range already, and they will only be getting better. It'll be harder and harder to justify the $600-1000 range much longer. Not only are new lower priced tablets as good as the $600 ones were last year, but the lower price points mean that people that haven't already bought one can now start thinking about it.

    Of course the only tablets in that price range will /all/ be android... :/
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  5. #5


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    Why of course?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Why of course?

    Because the Windows ones are going to be in the 600-800+ range and Apple would never sell anything new for < $500?

    Well maybe if the 7 in iPad had any basis in reality. but even then it would probably be at the very upper end of that.
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    Would it?

    Current ipad is $499

    Previous model doing well at $399.

    Where would you position a 7 incher?

    Tim has got to do something - where is he going to go?
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  8. #8


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    Well last years samsung 10.1 is now being sold for $250, but I wasn't even including the price of discount blowouts. I meant new stuff. A 7 in tablet should (will be) be around $199 to $250. Maybe $299 for a full blown everything.

    We have yet to see if Apple will do a 7 incher. The problem is, it costs about 90% as much as make to make a 7 incher as a 10 incher and your right, what could Apple possibly price it at to maintain a 65% profit? Since Android makers are plenty happy with a 10-20% profit per unit, even less in come cases, they are pushing the low end pricing. Thus my comment.
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    Google jellybean thing is looking good.

    Most users have simple needs - they can almost do everything they want on a phone.

    Why would they spend $500 plus for a load of stuff they aren't going to use.

    If Tim does pitch in with the mini at $249 - that will be the sector with multi million unit sales.

    It's not just the unit sales - probably worth taking a hit on the device margin to get all those users into your cloud.

    Where is MS ? - nothing to offer.

    Oem's can't get anywhere near that with win8 license at $85.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 7/8


    I dunno, I'm surprised tablets have done as well as they have frankly. Especially the 10 inchers, they really are bulky to carry around. It's entirely possible that the high price luggable tablet has reached the end of it's infactuation phase (talk about MS missing the boat, er, very likely).

    I love the 7in form factor myself. Sure it wont fit in your jeans pocket but you can carry it around like a book and it does fit in every jacket pocket I have (and in most purses I imagine).

    So a $250 Nexus tab may suddenly look much more appealing than a $500 or $800 10 in tablet. At least for the as yet untapped tablet market. Those people that think 10 inches is "too big" and "too expensive". But still want a tablet book reader/web surfer.

    The main problem with phones over tablets is reading and web surfing type tasks, something a 7 in or larger tablet does about 10 times better than a phone.
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