With Windows 8 scheduled to launch on October 26, we’ve still received almost no official confirmation of what devices running Microsoft’s new operating system will cost. But leaked information published today by ZDNet reveals that a trio of Asus touch-screen devices will cost anywhere from $599 to $1,299. Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed pricing for its own Surface hardware, but CEO Steve Ballmer hinted at a potential price range in an interview a few days ago with the Seattle Times. Ballmer said the Surface will be a “very competitive product from the features perspective,” and that when companies “offer cheaper, they do less.” Read the full story at ARS Technica.
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).