Lenovo Says RT Tablets up to $300 Cheaper Than Win 8

Friday Aug 17th 2012 by Datamation.com Staff

Windows 8 tablets will be for corporations; Windows RT tablets will be priced for consumers.

Bloomberg: David Schmoock, head of Lenovo’s North America operations, is shedding more light on the difference between tablets running Windows 8 and tablets running Windows RT. “RT will play in consumer and retail at very aggressive price points. It will do well but it’s going to be more of a consumer price point play to begin with,” said Schmook.

He added that RT tablets will cost about $200 to $300 less than Windows 8 tablets, which will be priced in the $600 to $700 range. Because it will be compatible with other Windows software, Windows 8 will likely be more appealing to corporations, Schmook noted.

Microsoft plans to release both operating systems for end users in October. Windows 8 will run on processors made by Intel and AMD, but Windows RT will run on ARM chips.

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