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Leak from Asus shows Windows RT tablet to be $600

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    MS is going to have a hard time rolling into the tablet market at a price premium. I thought MS would try to position RT tablets at lower price point than Ipad and Android tablets. Interesting.

    Also, how many people are going to spend 800 dollars on an RT tablet then find out it will not run 'legacy' desktop apps. I suspect a metric ass ton.
    Yeah at $800 I won't even consider the use of a Surface tablet. I'm not sure I would have paid that much for a pro version, but certainly NOT for an RT.

    I'm sure that lots will be taken thinking they can run all of their old apps. I would bet that employees at stores won't be sure to tell them just how limited/non-existant that 3rd party app support is going to be.

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    I'm wondering if its going to be a pain just installing the software for say a wireless printer on an RT? Is that classified as a desktop app? Are you going to have to wait for special Windows RT drivers? I'm thinking Yes. Just another reason why I won't be standing in line and pay to be one of the first Ginny pigs to test drive one. Don't get me wrong, it sounds like a nice device, a bit pricy maybe, but there are too many uncertainties yet for me to even think of buying one.
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    I think that's a stupidly high price. Unless if it has 64 gigs of storage, it'd make more sense. But that's too high for an RT tablet. Then a 1,000 dollars for an Atom based tablet? Yoy! I have a suspicion this might not be correct as ASUS has a Windows 7 based tablet that has an i5 processor and I think a dock and it costs about a thousand dollars....
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  4. #14

    Ballmer already said RT tablets we're going to start at $300. So an Asus at $600 probably won't sell very well.
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