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Windows RT tablet pricing sinking due to lack of demand

Posted on Thursday, April 04 2013 @ 12:16:39 CEST by


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DailyTech reports tablets with Microsoft's Windows RT operating system have seen significant price drops due to lack of consumer demand. Some analysts suggest this is clear evidence of the overall failure of the ARM-version of Windows, and that it will likely fade away entirely over time.
"I think you're seeing discounting based on user demand. I never thought RT was going to be that successful," said Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates. "RT will fade away over time. It's not a full Windows 8 experience. That said, why wouldn't I spend more and get a full Pro version of the device?"

Some examples of major price drops include the Dell XPS 10 tablet with Windows RT, which launched at $500 for the 32GB and is now $450. The 64GB model launched at $599 and is now $499.

Dell isn't the only one seeing price cuts. ASUS' VivoTab RT launched at $599 and is now available on Amazon for only $382 for 32GB. Newegg has even listed this device as "discontinued."




 



 

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