Windows 8 tablet prices appear in European circular

Windows 8 tablet prices appear in European circular
Italian blog WindowsBlogItalia showed off some particular items of a mailed advertisement from retailer Expert. Eleven notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets are on display, ranging from €399 for an ASUS 15-inch notebook to €899 for the Samsung ATIV smart PC/tablet combo and €999 for Samsung's 13-inch ultrabook.

For the tablet offerings in particular, we see the Asus TF600T, a Wi-Fi only tablet which has a 10.1-inch IPS display with 1280x800 resolution. Under the hood is an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It will weigh just over a pound (520 grams), and its dimensions are 262 x 171 x 8.3mm (10.3 x 6.73 x 0.32 inches). The price for the 600T starts at €599 ($776, £483). The Wi-Fi and 3G variant of this tablet is also shown with the exact same specifications and a €699 ($906, £563) price tag.

The Samsung ATIV smart PC has the goods with 11.6-inch HD LED display, Wi-Fi, 3G, NFC, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Also on board is Samsungs S-Pen and an Intel Atom 1.5GHz processor. The ATIV smart PC weighs in at 1.6 pounds (747 grams) and is listed for €899 ($1,165, £725).

Those prices are probably not much of a surprise to many, but there was a lot of hope that pricing for some of these new Windows 8 tablets might start at a lower price point. If these prices are any guide to what they may cost in the US, we might see the Samsung ATIV smart PC start in the neighborhood of $999-1,199 and go up from there for the ATIV smart PC Pro which has more horsepower under the hood.

Acer has a couple items listed as well, with their S3 ultrabook packing an Intel i3 1.8GHz processor, USB 3.0, HDMI and Bluetooth 4.0 for a fairly reasonable €699.

Are these prices in line with what you were expecting for Windows 8 tablets and other portable computing devices?

sources: WindowsBlogItalia via Microsoft News



1. wendygarett unregistered

Oh Micro$oft, your OEM has packed a lot of juice in it, too bad they are all overpriced...

8. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Doesn't seem over priced to me. Operative wording (to me). The price is the price. There are plenty of Android devices at a much lessor pricing scale if someone can't afford a MS device at this price point.

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

if the manufactures can sell same hardware tabs on lower price with android then why not with windows ? so hungry m$ !

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It's from the italian retailer Expert :-) @PA If you want some translate just give a comment below

9. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Is Expert an Italy-only retailer?

10. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

This particular sheet that you posted is related only with Expert-Italy group, but there are others Expert groups in Europe

4. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Lower the price even just for a bit please?? Overpriced products are not in anymore..

5. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Does Microsoft seriously think they can compete with those kind of prices against Android and iOS? They must be dreaming.

6. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Wait, I'm confused! I thought these were supposed to be overpriced? $899 or a 64gb tablet seems decent. What am I missing that everyone else is calling these overpriced?

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

yet people bought the iphone 64gb for $850

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

That's not the US privies dummies. Our prices are a lot lower. Compare our same model cars to their cars and you will see. Remember their dollar value is more and prices are higher before you have judgement on the windows tablets

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