Steve Ballmer has already suggested that Microsoft's Surface won't be trying to compete on price, but rumors suggest that Asus's tablets likely won't come cheap either. ZDNet is reporting that the devices will start at $600.

A leaked internal slide from Asus suggests that the cheapest model, the Tegra 3-powered Asus Vivo Tab RT, will retail at $600—plus $200 for a dock. Elsewhere a Vivo Tab with an Intel Atom chip is rumored to start at $800 and the 11.6-inch Asus Taichi, a dual-display Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid, pegged at £1,300.

While it's tough to know if those prices will turn out to be accurate, they certainly sound mighty expensive. [ZDNet]