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First hybrid prices Windows 8

First hybrid prices Windows 8

Although the official launch event of the tablet Microsoft Surface is scheduled for October 26, the Redmond are ahead and surprise today announced the official prices that have this device , its first tablet, starting from $ 499. This not only has taken us by surprise to us, the consuming public, but also to manufacturers, who have taken to also announce the first price their devices.

These hybrid between tablet computers and met them at the last IFA 2012 , a fair where was more than abundant. However, none mentioned its launch price, until today, when three of the largest manufacturers have announced the price of some attractive devices.


First we find that ASUS has a price on his computer dual screen hybrid, a pretty curious consisting of a laptop with two 11.6-inch screens and full HD resolution (1080p), allowing to close the device as a tablet use , or open it to make it a full computer.

The rumors that talked about the high prices that would eventually devices have been confirmed as the ASUS Taichi come with a base price of $ 1,299 for the version with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a solid unit (SSD) of 128 GB. For model with Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD, the price increases to $ 1,599. Certainly seem too high for the budget of most people.


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Koreans from have announced the price of one of the most attractive devices to its portfolio later this year, the new Samsung Smart PC ATIV, which we prove in the IFA . However, this device comes in two versions.

  • The model 500T ATIV Smart PC comes with an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity, running Windows RT. It is priced at 649.99 U.S. dollars and 749.99 dollars alone keyboard dock.
  • The model 700T ATIV Smart PC has an Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM and storage capacity of 128 GB, running Windows 8. This version is priced at 1.199.99 dollars.

The Smart PC 500T plays in the same range as the RT, however, the hybrid Samsung has greater potential in hardware and keyboard dock can be more comfortable and useful (thanks to its ports) that cover Touch Microsoft.


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Dell Americans have also put a price on one of the most striking devices presented at the last IFA . An XPS family member for so many years has given birth to laptops spectacular, but this time committed a hybrid whose screen rotates on a base so that it can be used as a laptop or tablet, depending on the position of the screen of 12.5 inch FullHD resolution and Gorilla Glass cover to protect it from scratches.

This Dell XPS Duo 12 continues the trend of prices previously mentioned ASUS Taichi, since the model with Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM and SSD storage of 128GB, it costs $1,299. The toe version, Intel Core i7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD is priced at $1,599. Both have operating system Windows 8.


Comparing these prices with each other we can realize that it is already set a price range for hybrid devices with Windows 8 and Microsoft set the standard Windows device RT this morning to announce the cost of Surface.

So far we can ensure that Windows 8 hybrids have an average price of $1300 and Windows tablets for $500 RT. However, it is not until December when the Redmond announced the price of the version of Surface x86 processor and Windows 8 Pro, may surprise us by putting it lower than the competition.

Both RT Surface hybrids as ASUS, Samsung and Dell mentioned above, will be available in the market later this October.

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