While many of us are expecting the pricing of ARM powered tablets running Windows RT operating system to be considerably lesser than Their Windows 8 counterparts,but the manufacturers think otherwise.
Asus who recently revealed its Windows 8 offering with their Range of notebooks with their dual display offering starting from$1299,also revealed the pricing for Windows RT based Vivo Tablet,which is priced at $599, that too without the keyboard dock which would burn a couple of hundred buck more!
The Tablet packs in a Quad Core Tegra 3 chipset along with the 2GB of RAM,on a 10.1″ display with resolution of 1366×768,with 32GB of storage capacity.The tablet is available for preorders over newegg,Staples and other Stores,with Sales starting from 26th October.
if we compare this pricing to the base price of ipad it is still $100 more than that and even when compared with its own Android transformer counterpart which costs $499, raises some doubts about exactly how much does Microsoft charge for the Windows RT license.
It would be interesting to see if Microsoft quotes a smaller pricing range for the Surface RT tablets which are slated for release along with the public release of Windows 8 on26th October,which would eventually give the Surface tablets an upper hand against its brothers.