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Windows RT plus Microsoft Office combo to cost tablet manufacturers $50-$65, reveals Microsoft

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Windows RT plus Microsoft Office combo to cost tablet manufacturers $50-$65, reveals Microsoft
Microsoft has revealed its Windows 8 licencing charges to manufacturers, and the amounts seem to be in line with the concept of the cheapo $40 upgrade to Win 8 it announced recently - the upper limit is $80-$100, and that is for a full-fledged Windows 8 Pro with Microsoft Office licence.

We are most interested in the Windows RT version for ARM-based tablets licensing fee, which will be part of these slates' cost structure, though, and that one is set at $50-$65, which is not bad at all, considering that this version of Microsoft's newest operating system comes with a free edition of Microsoft Office, tailored for your tablet and touchscreen realities.

With Samsung rumored to out an RT slate come October when Windows 8 ships, and Microsoft coming up with its own Surface tablets, the game is about to get heated for the holiday season, and hopefully this will lead to better prices for Win tablets with full-fledged Microsoft Office.

source: Digitimes

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