Is Windows already free?
ASUS Transformer Book T100
A week ago I wrote a "Windows needs to be free" post hypothesizing a future where Windows was free.
Some people loved the idea, others hated it. However with the release of the $350 ASUS T100 (pictured above) the question now has to be is Windows already free?
There was a rumour earlier in the year that Windows + Office 2013 had been discounted to between $20 and $30 for OEM's. Based on the ASUS T100 I think that rumour must be true.
IMO at $20 Windows is free (you just have to buy it bundled with Office) and I really think with Google pushing up into the PC space these smaller devices are like the proverbial canaries in the gold mine.
I think over the next 5 years we'll see this pricing expand to include all of the standard "Home" Windows editions, then eventually into the Pro/Enterprise as well.