The ideal tablet would cost £250 – YouGov survey

The ideal tablet would cost £250 – YouGov surveyEarlier today Goldman Sachs dished up a fairly dismal outlook for pretty much any tablet looking to take on the iPad.

But without any better ideas to turn to, Apple's rivals could do worse than look at the result of a new YouGov survey, which shows that the sweet spot that would entice most people to take the tablet plunge sits at £250.

Apple doesn't seem to be too worried of course, even though the cheapest iPad comes in at £399, well above that perfect price tag. Then again, it seems the normal rules don't seem to apply too much to Apple.

For everyone else, though, £250 is the price tag to aim at to stir the public's interest. And that's bad news for all those Android slates, which despite the downward trend in prices we've been seeing recently still aren't coming all that close to £250.

What might be worth noting for any tech firm looking to join an already crowded tablet market is that of the 4,271 people YouGov spoke to, just 13% said they were seriously considering buying a tablet in the first place.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 20, 2011 at 21:36

13%¡¿ Interesting. I actually do not know anyone outside of Mobot who has or wants a tab - whatever OS! Not 1 - neither here in Ireland or back in Germany where I spawned.

mikdamilla1  Apr. 20, 2011 at 23:35

i agree with jan st, i've got a laptop, ive got a smartphone. i dont need a tab. there is literally no point when i need a tab when one of the others will do the job just as well, if not better.

mrew42  Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:46

I've got a smartphone (well 2 actually if you include my work one), a Laptop, an iPod (classic 120gb) and a Tab. :)
I've seen more and more on my commute to work. I've got a Chinese genric HSG X5A, running 2.1. Cost me £100 and it does extacly what I want it to. I read most journeys so I've got a raft of books on it (Amazon Kindle app etc). I've got some TV shows and buckets of music on there too. Since I got mine several people at work have expressed an interest. 2 bought the same as me, 1 went for an iPad and a couple have gone Galaxy Tab.
The iPad users tend to be the most show off. "look at this app!".
Plenty of my friends are waiting until the prices drop. £250 seems about right imo :)


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