A Taiwanese website named Digitimes claims that the price range of Windows 8 tablets will be US $599 to US $899. It has been found out that Windows and Intel are not willing to reduce the price of the respective products as they do not want to narrow their profit margins.
If the Windows 8 tablets do cost between US$599 to US$899, they and the Apple iPad will be in the same league. However, it is possible that consumers may show a distaste for expensive tablets, a phenomenon that has been witnessed before. The debacle of the HP TouchPad has not been forgotten.
Even though the new Windows 8 comes across as nothing less than a revelation, it cannot guarantee the success of the tablets that it will come equipped with. Moreover, the competition will only become tougher with the immense success of Amazon's Kindle Fire and the release of upcoming Android tablets.
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