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win rt tablets How much are you willing to pay for an RT tablet?

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RT + keyboard + Office could be a pretty viable machine for most home users. The fact that they've designed around having a keyboard makes me like the surface more than the iPad, tbh.

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

your future is gonna suck then xD

for me it's ?350

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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....

Same here. Looking at getting a Surface Pro. I'm not spending money on a tablet locked-down to "Apps" only.

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Honestly I'd say just about anything is too much for an RT tablet for me. I have no interest at all in an RT tablet. A Pro, maybe if the specs are good and price is right.

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Honestly I'd say just about anything is too much for an RT tablet for me. I have no interest at all in an RT tablet. A Pro, maybe if the specs are good and price is right.

I feel the same way. If the Pro is around the $600-700 range, I'd buy one and finally have a reason to dump off my laptop.

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$500-$750/RT depending on spec.

$1800+/Pro

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What is RT?

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I assume the RT is the under-powered version? If so then nothing. They won't last long - can't imagine the heaps of e-waste this under powered tablet craze is going to produce in a short space of time.

If the Pro version has decent specs and can be used as a laptop (both as in will last 5+ years and can be dual booted) then ?750/~$900 - though I don't currently need the mobile functionality of this device so wouldn't buy anyway.

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The upper limit of a low end 10" would be $450. Ideally I'd like to get a decent RT surface for under or at $600.

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What is RT?

Win RT is the ARM Version of Windows 8, which is metro only and you can't run regular desktop programs on it... only Metro apps and MS Office.

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For the RT, $2-300 then add accessories (keyboard etc). Think if the base tablet is anything over $300 then it won't be a winner.

The Pro version somewhere around $5-600, again anything above that and it won't sell much (except maybe to corporations).

If RT comes in at $199-299 then I'll get one (plus say another $50 on the keyboard). If it's above that I'll just stick with the 3 tablets I've already got (maybe purchase the new kindle 8.9 instead)

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RT will have to be in the price range of it's competitors. So like <$300. Anyone paying more than that is in over the odds.

If they can get the proper version at near iPad pricing they'll make an absolute killing.

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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.

Sounds about right. I already have a Samsung tablet that does almost every thing I need. It would have to be something awesome from MS with an awesome price to get me to switch.

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No more than $400, even then i'd be questioning if i'd get it...

My "sweet spot" would be the $200 mark.

That's in AUD too.

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From what I am reading here, none of you think that WindowsRT-based tablets - any of them - are worth the markup that the iPad has been commanding, even when the specs (except the display) are better.

Can you PLEASE explain that line of thought to me?

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For a standard formfactor RT device (like the iPad) as to be in the same price range as the current devices - in America that seems to be about high 300's, up to $500 (what muppets are saying no more than $300 -.-)

For fancy, or otherwise innovative RT devices, like flippy or foldy (yes, that's a real word now), a little more is possibly reasonable.

The Pro versions you would have to expect something between the RT version and a fully-fledged laptop...not counting bundled software (ahem office 2013 - people forget this thing used to cost hundreds! at least in oz...)

@Growled - yes, I think something that will make you switch will have to be awesome, but I want it because it will "play nice" with the "windows family".

@Raa - $200...in aus...what's wrong with you mate?! You can barely get the Galaxy ONE for that price!!

@PGHammer - Apple commands massive markups because well...of fanpeople (gender-sensitive =P). People pay $600+ for a device that costs $200 to make - MS/OEMs are fighting uphill on this one...

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From what I am reading here, none of you think that WindowsRT-based tablets - any of them - are worth the markup that the iPad has been commanding, even when the specs (except the display) are better.

Can you PLEASE explain that line of thought to me?

Because the OS is more restricted then regular windows 8 is, and also in order to compete with the ipad the price will have to be significantly lower due to ipad's dominating position.

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RT i dont care.If i did i would have a tablet already, but for me anyone who pays above 300$ for that, is money down the drain.

Waiting for Pro and if Microsoft wants us to replace laptop with their new Surface, they better be on a lower or at least similar price to same specs laptops coz otherwise i'll just go for an ultrabook.

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No Plans on buying one, very satisfied with my existing Tablet.

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RT i dont care.If i did i would have a tablet already, but for me anyone who pays above 300$ for that, is money down the drain.

Waiting for Pro and if Microsoft wants us to replace laptop with their new Surface, they better be on a lower or at least similar price to same specs laptops coz otherwise i'll just go for an ultrabook.

Honestly, for a first gen purchase, something like the Asus Taichi makes the most sense. For at least a year you're mostly going to be in legacy mode, with the touch screen being a nice bonus, so getting a device that's more ultrabook than tablet makes more sense. Then within a couple years when there are enough Metro apps, a full Win 8 Pro tablet or a Win RT tablet is more advisable.

Depending on the responsiveness of the Surface Pro's screen, it could also have a very good niche appeal for artists.

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using the Bill Clinton voice: ZERO

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Most desktop apps haven't changed in years. Any innovation that is happening is happening in mobile. PhotoShop CS6 is the only notable exception, and that innovation is clearly driven by the disruption of mobile.

The so called mobile innovation as you call it, happened in the PC market decades ago, not really innovative when it was done so long ago

Unless the innovative part is the less accurate interface and less processing power.

The max I'd pay for an RT tablet is 199-200, it's a toy, nothing more than a PSP or Vita that tries not to be. And that's all I would use it for

playing dinky little half-asked Windows 8 games.

A Surface pro, I'd have to see, but I doubt I'd be interested, given the price would be significantly higher and I could build

a much better system that actually does what I want.

It's obvious some people like to be limited, controlled and watched, but not everyone likes to live inside a box, some people actually like to explore,

learn and create, RT tablets and Windows 8 for that matter are not really for these people.

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RT Tablet. Absolutely nothing.

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....

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I want a Pro, or that Samsung equivalent.

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