With Windows 8 scheduled to launch on October 26, we’ve still received almost no official confirmation of what devices running Microsoft’s new operating system will cost. But leaked information published today by ZDNet reveals that a trio of Asus touch-screen devices will cost anywhere from $599 to $1,299. Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed pricing for its own Surface hardware, but CEO Steve Ballmer hinted at a potential price range in an interview a few days ago with the Seattle Times. Ballmer said the Surface will be a “very competitive product from the features perspective,” and that when companies “offer cheaper, they do less.” Read the full story at ARS Technica.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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