Lenovo Says RT Tablets Will Be Nearly £200 Cheaper Than Windows 8 Counterparts

By Jon Partridge on at

Lenovo isn't too fussed about Microsoft's Surface, even going as far ahead to prep their own Windows RT device, and this is probably why. According to the company, RT tablets are going to cost quite a bit cheaper than their Windows 8 counterparts, in fact, up to £190 cheaper, making it a more lucrative and cheaper entry point for consumers.

David Schmoock, head of Lenovo's North American operations has said that “RT will play in consumer and retail at very aggressive price points. It will do well but it’s going to be more of a consumer price point play to begin with," he said to Bloomberg, yesterday.

While Windows 8 tablets will be more compatible with other Windows software, it's going to cost more, between $600 (£380) to $700 (£446), making RT devices a "good consumer box".

What do you guys think, would you pay extra for a Windows 8 tablet or would you rather get in at a cheaper price point for some RT lovin'? [Bloomberg]