Confirmed: $200 Windows 8 Tablets Are Coming

By now you should be well aware that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) has had a difficult time revitalizing the PC market. As a result, the PC has hit a bit of a rough patch, with most recent estimations calling for a 13.9% drop in year-over-year shipments. In terms of form factor, ease of use, and affordability, the PC lags far behind the tablet. However, the PC is rapidly evolving to be more tablet-like in the future, and the prospect of a $200 Windows 8 tablet isn't too far off. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Steve Heller weighs in on the prospect of a $200 Windows 8 tablet and what it could mean for the PC industry as a whole.

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  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 3:45 AM, gene2army wrote:

    After buying a PC with Windows 8. The last thing I will ever do is buy another product with a Windows 8 operating system.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 3:54 AM, Morgana wrote:

    Windows 8: The Langoliers of OS.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 6:02 AM, notoriousRIG wrote:

    best OS I have ever used! if you find yourself hating it, take a minute to learn how to use it.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 10:22 AM, GhostdogWarrior wrote:

    From a person that used to own a 250 seat IT firm, Win 8 is horrible.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 11:15 AM, milt1111 wrote:

    A $200 tablet that I can plug a usb keyboard and/or mouse into when I need to is what I'm looking for. Sure touch screen is great, but if I need to type a bunch, then a keyboard is essential. It is much easier when typing info just like I'm doing now.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 11:39 AM, AsokAsus wrote:

    Wait! I know how to fix the problem! New Coke in regular sized cans was a disaster, right? So let's try smaller cans! Smaller cans should make people love New Coke! Right?

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 9:53 PM, jvgfool wrote:

    People miss the pop-up menu in Windows 8 but if they just looked at it as a splash menu they would understand its use and importance. It's pretty revolutionary. It goes beyond the pop-up menu. it's pretty cool, and not that hard to use.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 10:01 PM, constructive wrote:

    Microsoft and Intel have made pretty vague comments about $200 tablets. It's not like they've announced products, or even published roadmaps that have these tablets on them.

    Also desktop apps are not going to be very functional on a 7" tablet.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 10:02 PM, constructive wrote:

    That said I would love to buy one, if they exist in the next 5 years.

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