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Asus Vivo Tab RT priced $600 on preorder at Staples, keyboard dock extra $170

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Asus Vivo Tab RT priced $600 on preorder at Staples, keyboard dock extra $170
Microsoft's strategy is apparently not including cheapo tablets like the Nexus 7, at least not from other OEMs, as the cheapest Windows slates we've heard so far hover in the $500-$600 range. 

Maybe it is keeping the low prices for the Surface slates, or maybe it just doesn't want to go downmarket at launch, but the latest preorder price that appeared shows that Windows 8/RT tablets will be priced comparably with Apple's iPad.

The Asus Vivo Tab RT slate is up for preorder at Staples and other online retailers now for $599, including the free copy of Microsoft Office RT tablets come with. 

It features a 10" IPS LCD with 1366x768 pixels, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and HDMI output. The keyboard dock will run you $170 extra. So far Acer seems to be the cheapest of the bunch, with $500 asked for a full-fledged Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W510.

source: Staples

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posted on 15 Oct 2012, 04:02 4

1. threed61 (Posts: 127; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Round about March, there's going to be a huge glut of unsold Window 8 tabs selling dirt cheap.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 04:05 1

2. whiteteeth (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Sad, but so true.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:59 1

3. Zahrawy (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Windows RT is already dead in Microsoft womb before it even see the world. I think such HW from Asus does not justify the high price. Asus you already sold us the same HW for 250$ (Nexus 7).

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:21

4. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Too much... Microsoft needs market penetration right now. They need to get RT in the hands of all of the people that use Android tablets and convince them that RT is a better OS for them. $500 should be the absolute max for a Windows RT device. And even that price should reserved for the ultra high end models.

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