Asus plans to make smaller Windows 8 devices, could cost under $300

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It looks like a few companies were anxious to make smaller Windows 8 devices. Ever since new leaked about Windows 8.1 supporting smaller screen sizes we’ve been hearing about companies making smaller tablets. Acer already had one on Amazon, Microsoft is expected to show off one at BUILD, and now Asus is joining the party.

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Asus CEO Jerry Shen about Windows. Shen said “We’re very optimistic about sales for Windows 8 tablets this year, due to Microsoft’s smaller form-factor program.” He also added that these new form-factor devices could cost under $300. Asus has become on of the top Windows device manufacturers in recent years. A tablet from them costing under $300 would be an excellent deal.

One of the things Windows has suffered from is pricing. Compared to Android devices, and even the iPad, Windows tablets are more expensive. They can do more than those devices can, but consumers aren’t yet willing to buy a tablet as their main device. Hopefully these new smaller Windows devices attract more users.

[via Neowin]


  • Edgar Cervantes

    Wow. Really nice! Tablets are finally here to replace computers, and I always knew it would be thanks to Windows.

  • rockuz

    Bring it Asus!

  • Pookiewood

    Ready for this!