Windows RT tablets to be around $300-$500?

Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world’s second-biggest maker of personal computers, said new devices based on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows RT software will cost $200 to $300 less than competing products using Windows 8 software.


Windows 8 has more compatibility with other Windows software, making it more attractive to corporations, while Windows RT will “be a very good consumer box,” Schmoock said. Windows 8 tablets will cost $600 to $700, he said.

If this is true, it will be incredible for both consumers and for the future of all things Windows (since this will likely lead to huge sales).

It would also mean that recent rumors about the Surface RT might not be quite so crazy (though $199 still seems pretty low, maybe $299 is a more realistic guess?)

Either way, this sounds like pretty good news to me.