Pegatron To Build New Microsoft Surface Tablets
Microsoft finally revealed their "big announcement" on Monday in San Francisco with two SurFace tablets of their own. Question now is, which company will assemble these products for Microsoft and at what price point will they sell these computers?
Well, there's news that Microsoft has apparently given the assembly orders for their upcoming Surface tablets to Pegatron, which makes the Apple's iPad as well.
According to that same report, sources from the notebook supply chain have indicated that the Surface Windows RT version with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor might cost a little bit more than $599.00 a piece.
Meanwhile, that same report have indicated that the Surface Windows 8 Pro with Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor is expected to sell a bit higher than $799.00 a piece.
However, the said report did not specify if the prices above will include the Covers with keyboard and trackpad, or they are just for the tablets themselves.
Additionally, some analysts say Microsoft might be pricing the Surface tablets a bit higher to ease the possible discontent that could arise from its other hardware partners, which might feel a bit betrayed by the announcement.
Microsoft Windows RT is expected to get released for sale in the fall of this year, while the Windows 8 Pro will arrive three months after the release of Windows RT, according to Microsoft.
The other question on a lot of people's mind is whether these new Microsoft tablets will be able to compete and challenge the new iPad in the tablet market share and in tablet popularity? We'll just have to wait and see.