Windows 8 tablets with Intel could hit £600?

Prices could soar thanks to high production costs

Windows 8 could already be in hot water before even being officially released thanks to rumours that both Microsoft and Intel are refusing to lower their prices

Windows 8 tablets using Intel's Clover Trail processor could see huge price hikes with prices reaching as high as £600 if not more if Intel and Microsoft don't reconsider how much they charge vendors.

According to DigiTimes a source close to the situation has discovered that Intel are reluctant to offer the same low prices that NVIDIA and ARM are currently able to. This is apparently also true of Microsoft who are also reluctant to lower the price of their Windows 8 operating system.

While this may not affect the range of Windows 8 tablets at launch it will almost certainly result in vendors choosing competitors over Intel's Clover Trail and will still potentially keep the price high.

Of course it's important to remember that while these rumours are, as yet, unfounded, both Microsoft and Intel will be looking to carve a section of the market for themselves, especially with the likes of the upcoming iPad 3 and the rumoured Google Nexus Tablet on the way.

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Source: DigiTimes