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Asus price leak reveals Windows 8 tablets from $599 to $1299

By Rick · 8 replies
Sep 18, 2012
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  1. Today, a supposedly leaked roadmap slide has given us a glimpse of Asus' upcoming Windows 8 tablet line-up but more importantly: their prices. The three models -- Asus Vivo Tab RT, Vivo Tab and Taichi -- will weigh in at...

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  2. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +308

    $600 for the cheapest huh? With prices like that you will never be able to make get a tablet. I think I'll stick to desktop or desktop replacement laptop and a smartphone.
  3. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 301   +62

    I think with those prices I'd rather go with a full blown laptop or ultrabook. Asus does have a habit of making great stuff though. I'll have to see if its because its a quality tablet or just because there's so much demand for tablets right now.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    Wow, at those prices that's got fail written all over it. Ultrabooks are coming down in price and I can't see anyone spending $1,300 on a tablet.
  5. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 578   +298

    Count Asus out of the competition. You're in the price range of Core i5 & Core i7 laptops being that high. $600 is way too expensive for an RT ARM-based tablet, no matter who's behind the hardware.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

  7. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +127

    That price is outrageous... I could see it being justified if the screen was like 17", making it a nice art tablet, too. But the specs and price don't match.
  8. Stephen Rice

    Stephen Rice TS Member

    Yeah Asus must be insane to price their 32GB tablet the same as Apple's 32GB tablet especially when it includes any version of Office
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    As with a milion other things in life, if it sounds crazy there's a good chance you're missing some information. The Taichi looks like an ultrabook with a double sided screen. It can have an attached keyboard that holds up the screen and there's a 2nd screen on the back. It'd be perfect for someone like a financial advisor working with a client. Or any sort of team collaberation. if the specs are right they'll probably sell plenty.

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