Medion UMPC more expensive than expected

It’s not often that the difference between an estimated and actual retail price is as significant (or as pleasant) as the 62% German slashing given to the T-Mobile Ameo. And today, too soon for history to repeat itself, we see the scales tip in an opposite, less-favorable direction. The Medion UMPC that was reportedly to cost just $800 upon its release this month has in fact been tagged at a dollar shy of $1,000.


The asterisk you see corresponds to an "excluding taxes, including delivery" note on the product page, which of course makes all the sub-$1K excitement . . . well . . . not so exciting. Even with its real MSRP, though, the Medion is still competitively priced. It’s also the only one I know of with a 6.5" LED-backlit display, which certainly makes it stand out in a crowd of 30+ UMPCs.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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