POLL: What would be the max. price you'll pay for the Tablet / Slate / iPad ?

What would be the Max. price you'll pay for the Tablet?

  • Not more than 599

    Votes: 62 35.6%
  • 699

    Votes: 31 17.8%
  • 799

    Votes: 33 19.0%
  • 899

    Votes: 10 5.7%
  • 999

    Votes: 21 12.1%
  • Whatever it costs!!

    Votes: 17 9.8%

  • Total voters
    174

Alvi

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 31, 2008
1,202
307
Mars
The maxiumim price i'd pay for the tablet would be probably 799 or 899, already 1000 is a lot for a tablet.... still we don't really know how awesome it will be! :apple:
 

bobob

macrumors 68030
Jan 11, 2008
2,873
1,629
The more important question is whether we'll be locked into a 3G carrier contract. I'd rather pay more upfront than get an artificially subsidised "low" price...
 

wildcardd

macrumors 6502a
Mar 26, 2007
526
0
Denver, CO
The more important question is whether we'll be locked into a 3G carrier contract. I'd rather pay more upfront than get an artificially subsidised "low" price...
I don't think they can lock it into a carrier. The iPhone needed to be locked because of phone portion of it. That is why they made the Touch, to be the unlocked device.
 

robfromabove

macrumors regular
Jan 14, 2010
170
0
How can anyone say until we know exactly what it's going to do?
Exactly. If it had a 1TB SSD, free 3G connection for life w/unlimited access, hovered over your lap while you type on it, etc. and was $1000 then I wouldn't mind spending that much. However, if it was identical to the iPod Touch, except had a bigger screen (same capacity, features, etc.) and was $1000 I'd be hesitant.

It's really too early to answer such a question.
 

Alvi

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 31, 2008
1,202
307
Mars
The more important question is whether we'll be locked into a 3G carrier contract. I'd rather pay more upfront than get an artificially subsidised "low" price...
Absolutely, now that i heard the news that it won't be priced "anywhere near" the $1,000 mark i'm kinda scared a carrier will bite you and sell it for 400US$ and 2 years of a 60$ contract... I'm almost praying they only sell it without a carrier
 

NeuralControl

macrumors 6502a
Dec 3, 2009
917
30
It is difficult to say since we don't know the features and specs of the product, but I doubt I will pay more than $699 for it. Realistically, I would like it to be in the $500 range, but who knows what is to come.
 

nateharr

macrumors 6502
Jun 17, 2009
331
2
Knowing Apple and the rumored features of the Tablet, I wouldn't dare pay a penny more than $599. If the Tablet comes close to doing anything like what has been rumored I will be paying out the butt for subscriptions and services. (Applications, media, magazines, maybe 3G, TV channels?)

I'm already bleeding for my iPhone data plan. If you add too much more to that, on top of my already mounting bills, I won't be able to handle it.
 

ucfgrad93

macrumors P6
Aug 17, 2007
17,530
8,151
Colorado
I probably won't even get one. I think it will be subsidized and you will have pay a monthly service fee to get 3G connectivity.
 

CylonGlitch

macrumors 68030
Jul 7, 2009
2,925
109
SoCal
I probably won't even get one. I think it will be subsidized and you will have pay a monthly service fee to get 3G connectivity.
If it is REQUIRED and I can't use my current iPhone data plan (yes AT&T -- can you say, finally tethered) I won't get one. If it is WiFi, I will get if it does what I want.
 

Jimmyz

macrumors regular
Jun 25, 2007
139
0
I probably won't pay over $2,500. I do hope the price comes in around $1,500 though, because that would make it more special.
 

benlee

macrumors 65816
Mar 4, 2007
1,236
1
I probably won't pay over $2,500. I do hope the price comes in around $1,500 though, because that would make it more special.
Haha. But seriously, how are we to know what we would pay for it if we do not know what it does or even what it is? Apple has sold millions of people their product before they even know what it is. Genius Apple. Genius.

HAVING SAID THAT (please someone get the Curb reference), I'd probably pay as much as I can convince my fiance to let me spend.
 

AdamLikesMusic

macrumors 6502
Jun 3, 2009
271
1
$600. I can't imagine it really competing against eBooks or netbooks or anything else at a price point higher than that. Any more money and one might as well get a [presumably] less fragile MacBook.

Edit - That is given it is available without a contract. iPhone tethering would be rad as hell, though I'm not holding my breath.
 

Jimmyz

macrumors regular
Jun 25, 2007
139
0
Haha. But seriously, how are we to know what we would pay for it if we do not know what it does or even what it is? Apple has sold millions of people their product before they even know what it is. Genius Apple. Genius.

HAVING SAID THAT (please someone get the Curb reference), I'd probably pay as much as I can convince my fiance to let me spend.
I completly agree. Apple has simply come out with so many awesome items, that I honestly believe that if Jobs said that the tablet costs 1500 bucks and he won't show an image of it, or even mention the specs untill the day it comes out, I am sure that at least 10s of thousands of people will buy one the second it comes out (me included), completly sight unseen. It really shows how well Apple has built and developed it's previous products, all of which are amazing, and I don't even consider myself a mac fanboy, I just love well built and developed products, and recently, Apple always delivers.

Maybe they will release a Mac tablet at 500 and a very different/much nicer Mac tablet pro for 1500. That would satisfy everyone! Although my dream would be a Mac tablet pro Hermes edition with an orange leather back and a chrome H logo for 3 grand. I would pick that up in a millisecond.
 

robfromabove

macrumors regular
Jan 14, 2010
170
0
$600. I can't imagine it really competing against eBooks or netbooks or anything else at a price point higher than that.
I assume that the functionality of the rumored device will trump any eBook or Netbook offered at $200-$400 less (depending on the established price).
 

Aranince

macrumors 65816
Apr 18, 2007
1,104
0
California
$1,000 would be pushing it. I would be happy with $599 price point I think. If it has 3g, I hope it's cheap. I already have an iPhone and I really don't want to add another monthly fee to that.
 

Saturn1217

macrumors 6502a
Apr 28, 2008
972
232
Yeah I might pay 599 tops but if I were to get one at all I would probably wait a year for the price to come down/bugs to get fixed.

Honestly the problem is, with the possible exception of ebooks, I can't think of anything I can do on the tablet that i CAN'T do on my computer. Sure a tablet will probably do many things better but the reason I didn't have a problem spending 1200 on my macbook is because without it I wouldn't be able to do many things I consider essential to work/life etc. With a tablet...I'll be able to do these things in more places but its like spending a ton of money just so I can be a little more comfortable in bed or on the couch checking my email (or this blog;)). I'm just not really sure that added convenience is worth the cost.

If/when the price drops down to maybe 299-399 I might reconsider. Or maybe apple really has something amazing up their sleeve that will blow me away. one can only hope:D
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
13,591
141
Bergen, Norway
If it's usable (as a replacement for my MacBook now that I have a Mac mini server for media files) I'll pay whatever the price is.

If it turns out to be unusable (for me), I won't get it (unless it's for free).
 

limesmoothie

macrumors 6502
Apr 20, 2009
450
64
Edinburgh, Scotland
Not intending to pay for a contract, I have Wi-fi at home and work and won't be using it on the hoof enough.

If its priced as much as an entry level MacBook, I can't justify fitting it into my set up (Desktop PC (Win7), MacBook Pro, Work Laptop (Win7), Dell Hackintosh, Smartphone).

Under £600 or no deal.
 

agkm800

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2009
672
4
$999 without contract is my guess.

I am almost glad that it's out of my range. One less dilemma.
 

Super_Saxy

macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2009
19
0
Langhorne, PA
I really think it will depend on what this device actually ends up being.

In other words, if its new and "ground breaking" features warrant a $1000 price tag, than I'd be willing to pay that amount.

I just don't think that its realistic for people to beg for a "super tablet" device with incredible specs, but only want to pay $500 or so for it.

You get what you pay for...