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Lenovo exec confirms that Windows RT tablets are going to be cheap

Evidence has been emerged that Windows RT tablets are going to be pried on the cheaper side. The latest report, from Lenovo North American head David Schmoock, claims that Windows RT tablets will sell around for $200 – $300 less than tablets running the full version of Windows 8.

Schmoock pegs full Windows 8 tablets at $600 – $700, putting the stripped-down Windows RT devices around $300 on the low end. This is higher than what was predicted Tuesday in a report claiming that the Microsoft Surface will sell starting at $199 when it launches in October.

“RT will play in consumer and retail at very aggressive price points,” Schmoock told Bloomberg.
“It will do well but it’s going to be more of a consumer price point play to begin with.”
Windows RT will come on the ARM-based version of the Microsoft Surface, with a full version of Windows 8 running on the more expensive Microsoft Surface Pro (with its x86 chip).

Via: TechRadar




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