Microsoft pricing for Windows RT revealed

Microsoft is behind in the tablet market, and is trying to make up for lost time and opportunities by releasing two variants on their Windows 8 operating systems.  Win 8 will run on x86/64  hardware, but Windows RT is designed to run on ARM hardware.  ARM is found on many types of tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft may be making a fatal error in their pricing structure however.  VR-Zone reports that many OEM vendors at Computex Taipei are saying that the cost for the new Windows RT operating system will be in the $80-95 range, with most saying $85.  Compare this to Android, which costs nothing.

With this constraint, there may be few Win RT tablets under $500, and those that are under that price range may lack many features needed to compete with Apple and Android.

You can find the original report from VR-Zone here.