In the wake of worldwide fierce competitions on tablet PCs many leading providers are taking several steps for making their tablet PCs more marketable. Latest among them is the step taken by HP who has now lowered the Touch Pad Tablet PC prices.
Hewlett Packard has recently lowered the price of their 16GB and 32GB Touch Pad cables that are being sold in United States. The lowering of the price has been in the range of 100 USD to 500 USD. In result the price competitions in the market has become much more intense and such intensity may continue for the next few months.
Prior to HP it was Acer who also slashed the prices of its 10 inch Iconia Tab A500 tablets in United States by over $50.
Vendors have been able to cut their prices of tablet PCs substantially basing on high degrees of homogeneity creeping in the arena of hardware and software specifications. For instance; they are now queuing for the Nvidia Tegra 2 CPUS and they have become the common feature in the non iPad models of tablet PCs. Another major reason for slashing of prices is the dominance of Android in most cases.
It is not only HP and Acer, but Dell has also taken such steps to compete with the others with its new Streak 10 Pro tablet PC with slashed prices and almost identical hardware and software specification.
One of the major changes in the market is that not only the prices have been slashed but different brands of tablet PCs have become compatible to each other with homogenous hardware and software features and running Android 3.1 operating system. Prices of the much sought after Dell tablet PC is going to be down from its current $465 by around $50-$100 in very short time.
It remains to be seen how the slashing of prices puts its impact on the tablet PC market.