Windows and Intel Stay Stubborn

    January 17, 2012
    Shawn Hess
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Apparently the soon to be arriving Windows 8 based Tablets are going to cost an arm and a leg for consumers. The steep cost is reportedly due to an inability for either Intel or Microsoft to flex on prices. A properly equipped tablet (Windows 8 & Intel Clover Trail-W) will cost between six and nine hundred dollars. This is roughly one hundred dollars more than the Apple iPad 3 (due to be released in March).

Consumers and manufacturers alike will be hurt by the two companies stubbornness. According to a report by DigiTimes, vendors will be likely to choose ARM solutions from Nvidia, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm to reduce overall costs in their forthcoming tablets. It appears Intel is pricing themselves out of the game.

Further supporting evidence that Intel is unwilling to compromise comes from makers of the new Ultrabook (a MacBook knockoff). Reports from these manufacturers say they are also unable to persuade a price break from Intel in order to make their products more affordable.

  • http://www.computertalkforum.com/discuss Computer Talk Forum

    I’d rather pay $100 more for a tablet COMPUTER, rather than a tablet iPhone.

    • Abarrajame

      I agree with you, windows 8 is going to be a lot better than the pad, I did not upgraded my 1st gen iPad to iPad 2 because not much of difference in specs and after seeing windows 8 a full OS running on tablets with ARM processor, I’m not upgrading to iPad 3, even if it comes with better hardware specs, bye bye apple iPad.

  • http://www.webpronews.com/-reco Dcr

    With technology moving at the speed of lightening, its hard to try and keep up, one minute one’s buying what they think is the latest in technology, the next day its obsolete., i’m still learning things about my samsung phone, and refuse to upgrade until i’ve learned and used all of its applications, i get exhausted just looking at what’s new on the market i’ll save that for the individuals who can afford to buy and discard thank you very much, for now i’ll just window shop.