Is it just an issue of price? The iPad is sold at a minimum price of $500 and sells extremely well. I don’t see the logic that, for Windows 8 devices to succeed, their prices need to fall.
No doubt, lower prices would cause an increase in sales but I don’t think budget prices are required for anyone but Apple to succeed. I just think companies need to offer better products that can justify ‘premium’ price tags. Windows 8 has an ecosystem problem that it needs to solve. Android has usability problems.
The answer to “selling more” is not always price. I hate to see the market develop as it is currently, with Apple being the “premier” offering and everyone else battling at the budget level.