Windows 8 tablets will be priced between $600 and $700 and the ones running Windows 8 RT will cost $200 to $300 less than that, revealed David Schmoock, Lenovo’s head of North America operations.
Windows 8 RT (RunTime) is the Windows version that will run the tablets that are built on ARM based chips. ARM chips are mostly used to run smartphones and some tablets including the iconic iPad from Apple. They differ from x86 tablets by virtue of power efficiency and thin structure. Lenovo has further revealed that these would be cheaper.
Windows 8 will be able to run the software of the traditional Windows based desktops and laptops. On the other hand, Windows 8 RT will have the new app store from Microsoft. Though it sounds new, but Microsoft is yet to prove its credentials when it comes to a new app store. Moreover, Window 8 x 86 version for PCs will run the third-party web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on the PCs.
It would be something to look forward to if Windows 8 based Lenovo tablets are prices in between $600 and $700. Microsoft has also promised its new tablet, which would be priced somewhere around $200.