Dell's $499 XPS 10 matches price of Microsoft's Surface tablet

Dell's XPS 10 tablet will be available for $499 and will ship in the coming weeks

By , IDG News Service |  Consumerization of IT

The $499 price for XPS 10 was no surprise to Sarah Rotman Epps, senior analyst at Forrester Research.

"They are competing with not just the iPad, but also Microsoft's Surface tablet with RT," Rotman Epps said. "Any RT tablet that comes in above that [$499] price will really struggle."

Dell will likely sell more tablets with Windows than it did with Android, Rotman Epps said.

"Android just wasn't a product that people wanted to buy from Dell," Rotman Epps said, adding that Dell is still a strong brand, and Windows is a better fit for the company's hardware.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Consumerization of ITWhite Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Answers - Powered by ITworld

Ask a Question