The new tablets are really cool, but they oversaturating the market with similar models. There isn't enough $499 10.1" 16GB tablets or $399 7" 16GB tablets? Give us something new. Plus, I think a 10.1" is a smarter choice since most phones are 4.3" and 7" just isn't big enough.
$299 is in the upper range of the more capable/ higher performing netbook market.
Tablets need to be priced under $200
They need to price them into their hardware specs/ functionality bracket
$100-200= Tablets and Smartphones
$300+ = Laptops
usually with a tablet, you get a less capable system compared to even a netbook. For example a $400-500 tablet will get you a dual core 1GHz arm CPU, 512-1GB RAM 16-30GB storage, 7-10 inch screen, and a smartphone OS
A $250 netbook gives you a 1.66GHz Dual core intel atom, 1-2GB RAM, 320-500GB storage, 10.1 inch screen, physical keyboard (the most popular accessory for a tablet is a case and keyboard), Full desktop OS. multiple expansion ports (USB, dvi, ethernet), also the ability to upgrade certain parts mainly the RAM and hard drive)
[citation][nom]jungleboogiemonster[/nom]Give us something cheaper than a laptop, please. Why buy less for more money?[/citation]
Do you get the same price for a desktop as you would for a similarly performing laptop? Maybe for 40-50% of the specs of the desktop.
Those price gradients would be valid if there wasn't a tradeoff between performance and portability. Unfortunately there is a tradeoff and that is why companies have been able to sell tablets at laptop prices.