x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Asus gives in to Microsoft's Surface, too, VivoTab RT goes to $550 with the keyboard dock

Asus gives in to Microsoft's Surface, too, VivoTab RT goes to $550 with the keyboard dock

Posted: , by Daniel P.

Tags:

Asus gives in to Microsoft's Surface, too, VivoTab RT goes to $550 with the keyboard dock
After Acer taking a wait-and-see approach with a Windows RT tablet to see if there is room for it at all against Microsoft's own Surface, now Asus is giving up, lowering the price of its VivoTab RT, and even throwing in a free keyboard dock in the process.

There are a few hoops to jump through to get to that $549.99 price plus dock, like signing up for the ASUS Membership program, as well as uploading a picture of the serial number and the purchase label. In the end you get a 32 GB VivoTab RT with a $200 value keyboard dock that doubles the battery life, for $550. 

These moves prove that Microsoft's Surface strategy might play out after all. It didn't subsidize the RT tablet as manufacturers were fearing, but yet the slate is shaping up to be the main consumer choice in the Win RT world, and other makers are gradually throwing in the towel.

source: MSNews

9 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 08 Nov 2012, 03:51 5

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


And very soon Surface will be KO by Nexus 10, the best 10" tablet in the market.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 03:54 3

2. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


are you sure what you are blabbering?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 04:05 5

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 964; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


N10 will become a successful product but I don't see any reason it slowing down surface sells. And pro is on the way to introduce some radical change.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 06:44 1

6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I love android buddy but Windows even the RT version is almost a full-blown OS and it shard to compete with the functionality factor Windows Tbas bring....I mean of course even I'll be getting a nexus 10 but its no computer

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 07:06 1

7. gothicheart (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


what is nexus 10?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 12:37

8. lauremar (Posts: 180; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


You obviously don't know anything about consumerism but everything about fanboyism... Consumers like having choices. TechGeeks would definitely get both. And fanboys like you will stay with what you know and have.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 04:44 1

4. exynos5 (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


its about surface which is of MS OS...so stop bringing other platforms...

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 05:25

5. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 183; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


If manufacturers "throw in the towel" this reduces choices - not good for us the consumer. May also not be good for ms. Fewer choices may make it harder for win rt to get enough market share. I like that ms is making a tablet, but i dont luke the fact it is causing other great brands to not bother trying to compete :(

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:36

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


If MS didnt charge them $85 per tablet for Windows RT and Office software, Im sure other manufacturers would be more willing to hop on board.

MS shouldnt charge more than $30 for this, honestly.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories