No doubt by now most have heard that Microsoft has unveiled their first Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets in the form of the Microsoft Surface Tablets, and apparently the word is these slates will be assembled by the company that also makes the Apple iPad, Pegatron.
According to the guys over at Phone Arena by way of DigiTimes, who quote unnamed sources from the notebook supply chain, although there is no firm estimate on order volumes, Microsoft has given assembly orders for the Microsoft Surface Tablet to Pegatron.
When it comes to pricing of both 10.6-inch slates, apparently the Windows RT model with its NVIDI Tegra 3 processor may possibly have a price tag above the $599 US mark, whilst the Windows 8 model with its Ivy Bridge processor could command a price tag above $799 US.
Apparently the Windows 8 Microsoft Surface Tablet is due release later in the year, possibly in time for the holiday buying season, and it isn’t clear whether those speculated prices include the trackpad, keyboard and cover, or just for the tablet itself.
The unnamed sources also say that the Microsoft Surface Tablets have attracted the attention of consumers, but their strategy is rather risky when you consider there are other slates out there that cost less such as the full HD screen packing Acer Iconia Tab A700 which goes for 450-bucks, so Microsoft might have to cut those introductory prices in order to make the Surface a success.
We’d like to hear from our readers if they are attracted by the Microsoft Surface Tablet, and whether those prices slightly put you off or not.