It remains to be seen how many opponents will show up to each battle, but the Windows RT price wars have begun.
Asus is now offering their VivoTab RT tablet — which launched October 26th alongside Windows 8 — for $549, down $50 from its initial price tag.
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Microsoft at the end of Oct. launched the Surface tablet with Windows RT priced at $599. Now that price does not include the Touch Cover, which costs $129. When you look at the combined price, the Asus is a lot cheaper than $50. And, unlike the Surface the VivoTab RT tablet is available through the channel.