Asus Taichi to cost between $1300 and $1500


Of all the very interesting Windows 8 touch screen laptops shown off at Computex 2012, I think it is safe to say the Asus Taichi was the most interesting.

Now Digitimes have published an estimate of the cost of the components of the device, and potentially the final retail price.

They write:

With the displays already costing US$300, if the machine has an Intel Core i7 series processor and chipset, another US$230 will be added to the cost, and with other component costs – motherboard about US$50-60; 6-cell battery about US$40; solid state drive (SSD) about US$110; chassis and internal parts about US$80; and Windows 8 about US$90, the total BOM is estimated to reach about US$900 excluding e shipments, retail channel distribution and marketing, the sources detailed.

They note the end price of a PC product is usually 130-150% of its BOM, giving an estimate of the final price of between $1300 to $1500.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen however is quoted as saying that the price will satisfy all consumers

Do our readers think the innovative features of the device is worth the price? Let us know below.