Acer and ASUS are preparing Windows 8 tablets for the big October debut, but they may fail to appeal to a wide audience, considering they may price some of their flagship slates at $800 and above. Just days ago we informed you that ASUS leaked a roadmap, showing prices of $599 for their future Vivo Tab slates with Windows 8.

Big PC brands such as Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung and Sony have already showcased their Windows 8 tablets, but didn’t reveal prices for them. Some sites have leaked info about Acer and Asus models, with prices and final specs included. Asustek is expected to launch 3 Win 8 tablets, with the 11.6 inch Vivo Tab being priced at $799 apparently. Meanwhile, Acer will release two sizes of Windows 8 tablets, the 10.1 inch Iconia Tab W510 with a $827 price tag and the 11.6 inch 128 GB Iconia Tab W700.

The W700 will have a $1,490 price tag and with a Bluetooth keyboard the price goes all the way up to $1,570. The Iconia Tab W510 can also get a keyboard, that will take the price to $993. Acer and ASUS have declined to comment on price speculations, saying that they will host product launches in the near future and that’s it. Meanwhile, we know of an Intel and Microsoft event on September 27th, that will also involve some hardware partners, so maybe we’ll learn more there.

  • za_artist

    It is true the prices for some of these hardware are high, but artists like myself have been waiting for products like these for a few years now. I have been holding out for a Wintab for a year now since I have seen the transformer book. You may wonder what my price is to pay well, 2k or more. After all it gets my work done and i don’t have to carry around my laptop and a Wacom tablet with me, just one thing. I can’t wait for these to come out.

  • 1stkorean

    I think these kind of prices will in deed put them out of reach for many people. I have A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Infinity 700 that are tried, tested and proven. Yes I have well over 1,122,000.00 + KRW /$1000. USD, but I started reading reviews of working devices long before I bought.

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