How bad do you want a Windows 8 tablet?

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  1. Spider

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    Windows 8 Tablets Hit eBay; Selling for $3,500


    If you're just dying to see how Windows 8 looks on a tablet computer roughly a year before the upcoming operating system is available to most consumers, then you may want to click on over to auction site eBay. But, be warned: the prices are a little shocking.

    Windows 8 was unveiled about 2 weeks ago at Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim, California. As part of an attempt to woo developers to use the new operating system, Microsoft gave away a number of Windows 8 tablets to those who attended. The tablets run Windows 8 but the hardware is provided by Samsung. (Source: pcmag.com)

    Free Windows 8 Tablets Up for Auction. Presumably, it's those lucky attendees who are selling the device on eBay right now for a rather astounding $3,500.
    According to the most recent reports, there are at least four different types of Windows 8 tablets selling on eBay -- with the highest bids in the $2,000-plus area.
    Beyond the four that are currently up for auction, it's reported that about a dozen have already sold since about mid September. Their final bids range from $1,800 to nearly $4,000, with the average being in the neighborhood of $2,850. (Source: computerworld.com)
    Windows 8 Wildly Inflating Price The value is entirely tied to the rarity of these devices. It has nothing to do with the hardware specifications associated with Samsung's hardware -- in short, this isn't a super tablet packing 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. It's simply that, as far as we know, this is the only Windows 8 tablet out there right now.

    Still, the Windows 8 Samsung device is relatively powerful, as far as current tablets go. It boasts an 11.6-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a x86 Intel Core i5 processor. In addition, there are also front as well as rear cameras, built-in 3G connectivity, and one year of service from AT&T. A similar Apple iPad system would run over $1,200.

    Right now, it doesn't appear Microsoft is doing anything to stop the auctions.
     
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    Well, that is about $3,200 more than I would be willing to spend...
     
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    Me too, for that money you could probably buy a nice used boat.:cool:
     
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    Esp one of those australian ones

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    Lest we forget 3k used to be the standard for a high end laptop about 10-15 years ago.....Now you can pick up a fast anything for 500 or less.
     
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    Maybe it will be released by NOKIA company, just as the cooperation with Microsoft under the WIN phone project.
     

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