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New entry-level price is under $300

Microsoft bet big on Windows RT as a tablet operating system for devices running ARM processors. So far, that bet hasn't really paid off with consumers staying far away from Windows RT devices. Some major computer manufacturers have abandoned their plans to launch Windows RT tablets while others have admitted disappointment in demand.

One Dell executive admitted in April that demand for Windows RT tablets has been disappointing. As a result, Dell has announced a significant price cut on its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet. The new entry-level price for the tablet has been slashed $299.99 -- before the price cut, the entry-level tablet went for $449.

The XPS 10 includes a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S 4 processor, a 10.1-inch screen (1366x768), and a 28 watt-hour battery. The large battery promises up to 10 hours of use per charge and the tablet has front and rear cameras along with 32 GB of storage.

A memory card slot is included for storage expansion and the tablet can be optioned with a removable keyboard dock. The entry-level $299.99 price point does not include the case or keyboard dock accessories. For $329.98, you can get the tablet and a case. If you want the tablet and the keyboard dock it will cost you $349.99.

The tablet with the keyboard dock and integrated 4G LTE capability on the AT&T network is now available for $499.99.
It's very interesting that the fully loaded LTE equipped tablet with the keyboard docking station is now only $50 more than the entry-level tablet used to be. The real question is will the new price points spur sales.

Sources: CNET, Dell

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RE: I might bite
By retrospooty on 6/7/2013 10:46:09 AM , Rating: 2
"Welcome to 2010"

You say that like its a dig... You are the one stuck with a 2-3 year old argument... Like I have been saying, update your argument, It's not true anymore.

RE: I might bite
By TakinYourPoints on 6/9/2013 4:38:36 PM , Rating: 2
It is an argument that holds as much water today because the app market gap is as wide as it has ever been, mainly because Android app market continues to be years behind iOS.

Where iOS apps continue to grow, Android catches up with where it has been. I'm not making a judgement here, it is just reality.

The fact that you pinpoint down on one single thing, poorly proportioned and unoptimized multi-pane layouts finally in a some Android tablet apps, while ignoring the continued difference in app selection, depth, and quality, says it all.

Paragraphs knocking down Android apps and you find one sentence to defend yourself with, pretty funny.

"Pro apps, games, mainstream apps exclusive for a year or more, multi-pane UIs, look at the difference"



RE: I might bite
By retrospooty on 6/9/2013 6:18:35 PM , Rating: 2
Your overall app argument is as old and outdated as your tablet app argument. Was true, but not now, not to any major extent... Android keeps getting better and better and your arguments stay the same. At some point you are going to need to face that.

Aside from that , with your iPhone and iPad and unwillingness to get out of the past , how many Android apps do you have experience with using your zero Android devices? I use iPhones and iPads almost daily as I troubleshoot users that are having issues.

"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs

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