Windows 8 RT could cost OEMs $85 a pop

An informal poll of Microsoft OEMs conducted by VR-Zone over at Computex last week has revealed that Windows RT licensing costs could be as high as $85 per device. The site spoke to numerous vendors interested in shipping the ARM-friendly version of Windows 8 on their future tablets, with the reported range spanning between $80 and $95, depending on the source. It's highly unlikely that any of the big Windows partners would have disclosed their anticipated costs to VR-Zone (or anyone else, for that matter), so what we're looking at is probably the price Microsoft charges to the smaller companies who are in a significantly worse bargaining position than the likes of Dell or HP. Additionally, Windows RT will ship with Office 2013 RT... Continue reading…

Windows 8 RT could cost OEMs $85 a pop

Right now, you can pick up a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM for around $90 from an online retailer. Apparently that’s the same price most tablet OEMs are paying Microsoft for their ...

Wed 13 Jun 12 from Geek.com

Windows RT will cost OEMs $85: Harakiri, or a Microsoft?s plan to capture the high-end market from Apple?

At this point, we're not entirely sure what Microsoft's plan for Windows RT is -- but presumably the Redmond software giant does have a plan... hopefully... maybe...

Wed 13 Jun 12 from Extremetech

Windows RT license could cost OEMs as much as $85 per device

An informal poll of Microsoft OEMs conducted by VR-Zone over at Computex last week has revealed that Windows RT licensing costs could be as high as $85 per device. The ...

Wed 13 Jun 12 from The Verge

Report: Microsoft charging $85 per Windows 8 RT license

Windows is betting big on the tablet market by designing its upcoming operating system around touch interfaces. But tablets running Windows RT might have a hard time competing in a market filled ...

Tue 12 Jun 12 from Techspot

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