Good news for Microsoft watchers. It seems that based on what some reporters have found out, Windows RT devices will be priced reasonably.

By reasonably, I mean comparable to the iPad.

Paul Thurrott (who’s usually in the know about such matters) seems to have seen a few of the upcoming devices and knows a little bit about their pricing.

His quote reflects his ironclad NDA.

The Quote:

That’s some good information. But there are more questions, and the big one is about pricing. And though I can’t reveal the Windows RT device lineup I’ve viewed, I can tell you that these devices will indeed be priced comparably with the iPad. As a reminder, Apple prices the iPad at $499 to $829, depending on configuration. And not surprisingly, the Windows RT device price range will look shockingly similar to that. Shockingly.

This should be a good holiday season.

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Oliver Mills

    Good news? This was the bear minimum I’ve been expecting, and I was hoping for a few to be cheaper that this. Maybe they’ll make a 7″ Nexus rival as well? They can’t all be costing iPad prices, that’s too much to make a dent because Apple have such a ridiculous strangehold over the market. Android is proof that it’s not easy even when your products are cheaper.