Asus undercuts Microsoft Surface

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.

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