What are you willing to sacrifice for a $200 Windows 8 tablet?

This week we saw Google unveil their $200 Nexus 7 tablet. This comes a week after rumors that suggest Microsoft Surface will cost anywhere from $600-$1000. It’s obvious that these two devices attempt to do different things. Surface is for people who need to do work, and Nexus 7 is for content consumption and relaxing.

Nexus 7 has mass appeal to the regular consumer who doesn’t work at a fortune 500 company. It’s affordable, easy to carry, and has access to a ton of content. This is a demographic Microsoft could hit, but they would need to give up some stuff. Nexus 7 doesn’t have external storage ports, a rear facing camera, or a big screen.

What would you be willing to give up for an affordable, small, Windows 8 media device? Let us know in the comments!


  • nimatra

    Nothing. Just sell the current surface for 100$ less next year. Apple approach. Let Nokia and others target 7″ market.

  • Justobeclear

    i just have to buy surface for windows 8 pro its so aswsome unless its above $1000 dollars i have to buy surace for windows RT

  • Pookiewood

    Playbook with Win8 is enough for me although I do still want the sexy surface.

  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    They really can’t “afford” to lose features, but they need a price drop. If it’s between a cool tablet and the badass new Vizio laptops, I am going for the laptop every time. I can use it for everything I need, whereas the tablet will be a stretch in terms of content creation.