Tablet Edition will be a premium version of WindowsVista

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated in a recent interview on ITP.net that the Tablet and Media Center editions will “join the premium editions” of the WindowsVista family.  Ballmer went on to remark that Windows XP Pro “drove literally billions of dollars of revenue growth versus the home version” which forms the basis of the decision to make the Tablet a premium version.  I must say I am disappointed that Tablet is not rolled into the base WindowsVista as previously hinted as it will no doubt continue pushing the Tablet into the niche markets, rather than the mainstream.  It will also guarantee that the Tablet PC will remain a much higher priced item compared to regular notebook computers, something that many cite as the barrier to purchase a Tablet PC.

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