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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alvi, Jan 25, 2010.


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

  1. Not more than 599

    62 vote(s)
  2. 699

    31 vote(s)
  3. 799

    33 vote(s)
  4. 899

    10 vote(s)
  5. 999

    21 vote(s)
  6. Whatever it costs!!

    17 vote(s)
  1. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    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:
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    How can anyone say until we know exactly what it's going to do?
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Don't ruin our fun!!!! :p

    I'd pay up to 1k if its worth it.
  4. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008
    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...
  5. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2007
    Denver, CO
    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.
  6. robfromabove macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    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.
  7. Alvi thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    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
  8. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    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.
  9. nateharr macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    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.
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    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.
  11. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    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.
  12. Jimmyz macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    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.
  13. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    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.
  14. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
  15. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    $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.
  16. Jimmyz macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    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.
  17. robfromabove macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    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).
  18. Aranince macrumors 65816

    Apr 18, 2007
    $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.
  19. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    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
  20. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    1K. Nothing more since I already have an MBP.
  21. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    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).
  22. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2009
    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.
  23. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

    $699 at most, but only if it is really incredible. If it's just like a large iPhone no need as I already have an iPhone, but we will see...
  24. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    $999 without contract is my guess.

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

    Oct 7, 2009
    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...

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