Asus Taichi to cost only $1,299 but Asus Windows RT tablets to be relatively expensive


Asus’s Windows 8 and Windows RT roadmap has leaked and it contains a mixture of both good and bad news.

The good news is that the Asus headliner, the Asus Taichi, with two full-HD touch screen panels will only come in at $1,299, which is pretty far from luxury laptop pricing for what is a very interesting device.


The bad news is that the pure tablets, both Windows 8 and Windows RT, are pretty expensive, and not looking very competitive.

The Windows 8 Asus Vivo tab will come in at $799 for a Atom processor, plus an extra $199 for the docking station, bringing the combination up to Macbook Air pricing.

Similarly the less functional Asus Vivo Tab RT with an Nvidia processor will cost $599 for a device with a 1366 x 768 resolution screen, not making it very competitive with an iPad.

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