Win RT Tablets Will Cost $300 Less Than Win 8 Slates

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PC World (US)

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft tablets running its Windows RT operating system will be priced $200 to $300 below their siblings running Windows 8, according to an executive at the second largest personal computer maker in the world, Lenovo. Devices with ARM processors running RT will be priced to tantalize consumers, while those based on Intel and AMD chips are expected to attract corporate buyers and sell for $600 to $700, Lenovo’s head of North American operations David Schmoock told Bloomberg Thursday. Schmoock’spricing estimates for RT tablets appear to contradict reports earlier in the week that the ARM-based slates will enter the market at $199.

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