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Can Windows 8 and RT tablets survive at an up-to-$800 pricetag?

Preston Gralla | Sept. 19, 2012
Windows 8 has been designed for tablets more than for PCs, but a recent statement by Steve Ballmer suggests that it may have a high price tag, and that could spell trouble for Microsoft's attempt to gain market share

At those prices, Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets simply can't compete. There's no way Microsoft can make headway against Apple if Windows 8 and RT tablets sell for the same prices as iPads. And Microsoft's tablets will be squeezed from the bottom as well, given the $199 price of the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7.


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