Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:36

Windows RT will not be that much

Written by Nick Farrell



Last month's rumours rubbish

Rumours that Windows 8 for Arm (Windows RT) would cost OEMs $90-100 have turned out to be rubbish. It is starting to look like the real price will be $80-95. But that is still a lot of dosh given that Android is free, Windows Phone 7 is $30 and Windows 7 is $50.

It is not clear what Microsoft is doing as it can't compete with Android on build cost and market price. Redmond has not told anyone what its cunning plan for Windows RT is yet. The move will mean that cheap Windows RT tablets are unlikely. The cheapest Windows RT tablets to hit the market at around $600, with top-spec models costing about $800-900. This is nearly a third more expensive than the low-end iPad 2 or an Asus Android tablet.

What it will be offering though are full PC tablets. The idea is that a dumb iOS/Android device is OK but you can spend a bit more and get a full PC. If this is the case, it would mean higher margins for those suppliers who sign up to Microsoft’s cunning plan. However it also ignores the fact that all those who have outpriced Apple have failed.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments