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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:27

For me, the upper limit will be $400.

Since I gather these tablets will all have similar specs and form factors, the build quality will have a lot to do with how much I would pay for a particular tablet.

If someone comes out with a matte 10 inch screen of good build, though, I would be willing to pay up to 500.

If I have to spend more than this, I would just bite the bullet and get a nice laptop.


#2 articuno1au

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:28

I think $400 is about right for me too.

I'd think that about $500 for the atom driven tablets would be about right, so I think i'd wait for an Intel based tablet.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:33

Going for the x86 version myself so obviously going to be paying more, but sure, $400 or so would work for me for the RT's, as you say depending on build quality and who made it.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:35

200-300 for the RT version and 600 for the Pro.

I will pay up to 400 if there is a killer media app released for the RT version that blows any android media players out of the water.

#5 Subhadip

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:39

Something like an Ativ Tab or Vivo Tab RT would be a good deal for $400. I would prefer to spend $500 and get a 1920x1080 display though. Unfortunately, the 1920x1080 displays seem to be reserved for the high-end Ivy Bridge tablets, the likes of which probably won't be below $750. It is just Lenovo left to announce their Windows RT tablet now.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:39

£10, I don't wish to support touch user interface for the future.

#7 Brody McKee

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:43

Honestly, if Surface RT is $599+, I'll buy myself one. If it's $399-449, I'll buy one each for my girlfriend and mother for Christmas.

I don't know if Microsoft gets the importance of these being really cheap yet. I remember how much the original Xbox was at launch...

#8 grayscale

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:44

I'm not planning on getting RT right now since I don't think that the apps are ready yet but 300-400 will be ok I guess.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:56

I'd buy one if its $650-$700 (I live in Europe so we get to pay the Europe tax, generally tablets cost around €550-€600 here). Luckily I will be going to New York on holiday this year so I will probably be getting one around Christmas (I am still not sure about RT vs x86 )

#10 GenBlood

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:05

I would like them to release it for for around $299 for the tablet and another $100 for the keyboard and cover combo as a add-on.
Also, it would be a major plus IMO .. a free year for their music, xbox or other on-line service from Microsoft.

#11 Deleted Bye

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:30

$199, if not, will stick with Ipad

#12 The King of GnG

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:09

Absolutely nothing: it's not x86, so it's utterly useless for me. I don't want "apps", I want programs. Apps are snippets of functionality crippled by ads, I leave 'em to the "smartphone" and "post-pc" dumb crowd....

#13 Rudy

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:16

200-300 for the RT version and 600 for the Pro.

This, maybe not the Pro one though.

#14 vetCalum

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:17

Absolutely nothing: it's not x86, so it's utterly useless for me. I don't want "apps", I want programs. Apps are snippets of functionality crippled by ads, I leave 'em to the "smartphone" and "post-pc" dumb crowd....

Dumb? We're not dumb just because we prefer different things to you. Everyone has different likes and dislikes.

#15 micro

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:19

399 MAX WITH KEYBOARD .. Any other price above that, no dice.