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Old 26-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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Thumbs down [MAD!] Crazy Windows 8 tablet Prices

so disappointed in the OEMs man!
was hoping to buy Windows tablet on launch day
looks like i will be placing my order from USA

prices quoted are from FUNAN Challenger
differences should be more due to conversion rates

US Asus Vivotab RT with dock: US$599 approx. 599x1.3=SGD$778
SG Asus Vivotab RT with dock: SGD$1049

US Samsung ATIV SmartPC tablet only: US$649 approx. 649x1.3=SGD842
SG Samsung ATIV SmartPC tablet only: SGD$1149

$100 more I OKIE is because we need to pay for freight charges
$200 more I STILL BUY is because OEMs need to give us local warranty
$300 more IS RIPPING MY A$$ OFF and no way i'm going to buy it!

any CARROT HEAD bought windows 8 tablets today?
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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i don't think i will pay even $200 extra... SG and US price diff really too much.
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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Yah loh, SGD so strong but the price so high. I think buy from Taiwan/China is the cheapest.
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Damn pissed off as well. Was hoping to get Ativ Smart PC then now the price liddat.
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Wait for it to drop loh... Or maybe go SLS shop shop...
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #6
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Problem about windows 8 tablets

Very soon you will see asus acer hp producing their own tablet and hard to differentiate them,

That's why apple so successful,

Say iPad everyone knows

Go Outside say asus vivo tab, I doubt anyone will know. Even the next few months
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #7
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Very disappointing news. I was set to go down to Funan tomorrow to pick up a RT tablet, if the carrot heading is too extreme I'll just go look-see look-see
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #8
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Problem about windows 8 tablets

Too many in the markets and hard to differentiate them,

That's why apple so successful,

Say iPad everyone knows

Go Outside say asus vivo tab, I doubt anyone will know. Even the next few months
What does this have to do with pricing?
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #10
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with this price...i rather buy ultrabook.
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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seems like got quite a few carrot head at FUNAN
before 12am all of the Samsung Smart PC with 3G stock preorder liao
only Wifi model can preorder and bought at 12am

i think microsoft made the correct decision to produce surface tablets
which is make OEMs wake up their idea!!
good chance i will consider microsoft surface
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Old 26-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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US Samsung ATIV SmartPC tablet only: US$649 approx. 649x1.3=SGD842
SG Samsung ATIV SmartPC tablet only: SGD$1149
Which US website can share?
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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Wah really is crazy price
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Old 26-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Which US website can share?
newegg.com selling both asus and samsung
tigerdirect.com selling asus only
amazon.com selling both asus and samsung

note that they will not ship to singapore
so u need a forwarder like borderlinux, vpost, or comgateway
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Old 26-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #15
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samsung smartpc

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-ATIV-S...amsung+smartpc

Newegg.com - Samsung ATIV Tab XE500T1C-A04US 11.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet 64GB
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