Newegg prices Windows RT tablet higher than the iPad, then (apparently) yanks it from site

October 12, 2012
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Earlier today, Computerworld’s Preston Gralla reported seeing an Asus Vivo Tab RT already for sale (preorder) on Newegg’s site for $599, a hundred bucks more than the entry level new iPad which comes standard with less storage (16 GB). But a later check by TabTimes of Newegg’s site, including via the link in Gralla's blog, showed no such device listed.

The ASUS Vivo Tab RT is a 10-inch Windows RT (the customized version of Windows for ARM-based processors) tablet with 32GB of storage, 2GB of memory,  and keyboard dock. There's also a MicroSD slot and an HDMI port.

If the entry price is really going to be $599, it remains to be seen if some of these extras will be enough to win over would be iPad buyers.  

There also could have been issues with NewEgg's listing; Gralla says Newegg had the Vivo TabRT sporting a 1280 x 800 touchscreen, while Asus itself lists a more impressive Super IPS+ display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The tablet has been publicly shown and reviewed, but like many other Windows 8 tablets that have been previewed, Asus hasn't said what the price will be. 


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