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

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Ice_Blue    973

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.

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articuno1au    1,264

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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Max Norris    2,052

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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remixedcat    2,765

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.

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Subhadip    36

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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Crisp    3,271

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

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Brody McKee    2

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...

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grayscale    237

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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georgevella    47

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 )

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GenBlood    0

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.

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Rippleman    2,676

$199, if not, will stick with Ipad

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The King of GnG    181

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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Rudy    457

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

This, maybe not the Pro one though.

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Calum    815

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.

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micro    38

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

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The King of GnG    181

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

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

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the better twin    359

?299, what ever that is in dollars.

Hoping for a ?200-?250 price for the base model though.

Needs to be cheap enough to be a luxury buy as I will use it in addition to my laptop and desktop.

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Calum    815

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

The apps aren't "dumb" and "dumbed down"; they're just more limited. The word 'dumb' implies lack of intelligence or stupidity, and it's ridiculous to refer to our preference for more limited apps in that way. We prefer these more limited apps and operating systems because we have no use for the "missing" features, and the user experience is much better.

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Brandon    181

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

Both versions have their place.

Photoshop touch is crippled, yes. For sure. But in the package it comes in, it's fun to mess around with on the go when I don't have a laptop with me.

I think the largest competitors for tablets are going to be Ultrabooks though. I got mine for $540 a month back. Not that much larger or thicker than a tablet, yet a hell of a lot more powerful.

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Osiris    802

Left nut but not the right.

Back to the sub discussion brewing in here its pretty damn simple RT=consumption device, yes much like the ipad theres office and office and productivity apps, I love being able to remote into my desktop and server from the ipad and occasionally edit a word doc etc but general speaking these are consumption based devices so apps are perfect. If you want productivity than the pro or an ultrabook..or dare I say a desktop is for you.

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articuno1au    1,264

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

You don't like it, thus it's crap.

Outstanding.

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migo    106

I'd pay $200 for an RT based Nook (if it actually looked like MS knew what they were doing, their flip-flopping on WP7.8 is removing any confidence I had in their plans, about the only thing I'm confident they won't screw up is the next Xbox). That's it. Windows 8 tablets need to be successful first before there's even any point in an RT one, and even with that, by that time Clover Trail or its successor will likely offer ARM like battery life with all the backwards compatibility you'd like.

I think it's even not too much of a stretch to imagine a post-Medfield smartphone running Windows 8 that handles legacy PC software as well as all the modern WP8 smartphone apps.

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abysal    98

$400 max. - With Keyboard.

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migo    106

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

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.

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LaP    1,707

Honestly i'm not interested in a RT tablet if it's more than 300$.

I'm interested in a hybrid pro Windows 8 tablet though no matter what the price is.

But as far a "real" tablets go i'm looking more for something like the Nexus 7. 200$. Small. Does everything i think a tablet needs to do even if the King of ghost and golbin doesn't agree with me.

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