VR-Zone: Microsoft Is Charging Tablet OEMs $85 for Windows RT

Theo Valich, VR-Zone:

During our meetings with multiple vendors on the Computex Taipei, we were talking about pricing options for taking the Windows RT route instead of (free) Android from Google. While it was rumored that Microsoft decided to change their ways and offer a price of about 35 dollars – the reality is that Windows RT will cost staggering USD$80-95 dollars, with $85 being the most commonly quoted price.

I find this hard to believe. How could these tablets be price competitive with the iPad if it costs $85 for Windows alone?

Tuesday, 12 June 2012