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Pricey Win ARM Tabs

I have no idea if this is true, but one story has it that OEMs in the Far East won't be able to make Windows ARM tablets as cheap as iPads. If true, I guess I know what tablet I'll be using this Christmas.

The theory is these manufacturers will have to give Redmond close to 100 clams for the OS itself -- something that sounds sketchy to me.

The other reason this story makes zero sense is Android tablets have busted the $200 market -- way cheaper than the $500 iPad starting point. Even if Microsoft did go mental and charge $100 for Windows, we could still theoretically see $300 Windows tabs.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/01/2012 at 1:19 PM


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