Some notebook manufacturers recently lowered the price of their Windows 7 notebooks in the U.S. market, to make way for Windows 8 products listing.
For example, Acer cut down the price of the 11.6-inch Aspire one to $249; Asus also reduced the price of some 14.1 inches models to $299.
At the same time, many manufacturers, including Acer, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung and HP have launched the upcoming Windows 8 Tablet PCs.
Acer Iconia W700 is equipped with a 11.6-inch (1920×1080 resolution) IPS display and Core i3/i5 processor. Industry observers expect the product is priced from $799 onwards.
Asus is rumored to launch two Windows 8 tablets: Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT.
It is reported that Asus will join AT&T to launch the Vivo Tab TF600 in the United States. The model is equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 11.6-inch (1366×768 resolution) IPS display and it’s priced at $599 onwards.
In addition, Samsung is about to launch three Windows 8 tablets: Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro and Ativ Tab, among which the Ativ Smart PC Pro is equipped with the Intel Core i5 processor, while the Ativ Smart PC uses the Atom processor.
HP also released its Windows 8 tablet Elitepad 900, which is equipped with a 10.1-inch (1280×800) resolution display and Atom Z2760 processor. And it is expected that it will be listed in the first quarter of next year.