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We’ve already seen that Asus pricing for Windows 8 tablets could be high, now official pricing from Acer confirm that Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets aren’t going to be cheap with an attempt to offset that with massive storage.
The pricing comes from Microsoft New Zealand that was showing off a spec sheet from Acer with complete details of its upcoming Windows 8 tablet range that included RRP pricing. They go something like this:
Acer Iconia Tab W510 64GB NZD$999 (£379)
Acer Iconia Tab W510 64GB + dock NZD$1199 (£455)
Intel Atom 2760 1.5GHz, 64GB eMMC, 10.1-inch 1366×768, 8MP/2MP camera
Acer Iconia Tab W700 128GB NZD$1799 (£679)
Acer Iconia Tab W700 128GB + Bluetooth keyboard NZD$1899 (£715)
Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 128GB SSD, 11.6-inch 1080p, dual cameras
New Zealand has a 15 percent sales tax so for the UK prices will be 5 percent higher, which would put the base model at a standard £399 price point and £715 for the Intel Core i5 model. Considering the base model could be see to compete with the £199 Amazon Kindle Fire 2 and Google Nexus 7, you could argue these are twice the price. Even with the additional storage, which in real terms costs relatively little. It’s still hard to see how these are suppose to compete in the market outside of the unproven enterprise market.