How much would you pay for a Windows 8 tablet?

Summary:You can pick up an iPad starting at $499, a Kindle Fire for $199, and there are even Android tablets that come in at around $99 - So how much would you be willing to pay for a Windows 8 tablet?

There's been a lot of talk about Windows 8 and in particular Windows 8 on tablet devices lately. While there's no doubt that Windows 8 tablets are on the way, because these devices will be based on ARM architecture rather than the traditional x86, the Windows experience offered by these devices won't be the Windows experience that people expect.

So, given that you can pick up an iPad starting at $499 (undoubtedly the king of tablet), a Kindle Fire for $199, and there are even Android tablets that come in at around $99, how much would you be willing to pay for a Windows 8 tablet?

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Here's my take. If OEMs can't make Windows 8 tablets come in at a price point that starts at $499 or below then they're going to be a touch sell for everyone concerned. We've already seen what happens to extravagantly priced tablets. If Windows 8 tablets can't compete with the iPad on price, then they too could very well be toast.

Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Laptops, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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