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Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Microsoft may have already lost the war

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I've heard things about it that sound good, but I actually don't know anything about their new tablet.

    I haven't yet read the article either. Not sure I get the title though. It more suggest that MS doesn't know what it's doing. I suspect they are just trying to reap the huge margins that Apple was getting. I'm not sure they can do that.

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    If, like me, you thought Microsoft would price Windows RT competitively, you were wrong: A leaked slide from Asus says that its Vivo Tab RT, due to be released alongside Windows RT at the end of October, will start at $600. Unbelievably, this is $100 more than the iPad 3, and a full $200 more than the iPad 2 or Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

    For $600, you would expect some sensational hardware specs — but alas, that’s sadly not the case. The Vivo Tab RT has a low-res 10.1-inch 1366×768 IPS display, quad-core Tegra 3 SoC, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 8-megapixel camera… and that’s about it. Like its Androidesque cousin, the Transformer, the Vivo Tab RT can be plugged into a keyboard/battery dock — but it’ll cost you another $200 for the pleasure. (Curiously, the Transformer’s docking station only costs $150 — go figure.)

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  2. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Definitely not going to win over the consumer market with that pricing.
  3. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    No but a lot of companies will big companies that the Apple is to much of a security nightmare to allow on our networks. The extra $100 will save us big time because it will fit right in on our current network and we do not have to jump through hoops to make sure they are HIPAA and PCI compliant and all the other regulations we have to meet.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    bingo, Outlook will work right on it, Word which most offices use etc, same.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Libre! :D
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Reading the article, they're not even talking about Microsoft, really.

    The report is about the Asus tablet and the cost of the license for Windows, which is around $80-95. The guy is saying that the Asus Vivo tablet pricing is a prelude to how much the Microsoft Surface is going to cost.

    There's still no official pricing for the Microsoft Surface.

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