$99 Windows Tablets
By Will765 On 15 Jul, 2014 At 02:12 PM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment

At the Microsoft Partners Conference in Washington DC, the COO Kevin Turner made a surprising statement about Windows tablets. According to him, there will be Windows tablets available by the end of this year, selling for less than $99.  While there weren’t any details given, this would be almost certainly on a smaller, 7 or 8 inch device.  Since Microsoft has already allowed manufacturers to use Windows 8.1 freely on devices under 9″,  it would seem the next step is to somehow further reduce the cost of hardware.  possibly reducing the screen resolution needed to run Windows 8.1 will be one way to accomplish this goal.  Hopefully the devices will have the full Windows version, not the limited RT operating system.

Both Microsoft and Intel are trying everything they can think of to increase their presence in the mobile device segment.  Intel has been providing free engineering support to a number of Chinese companies, encouraging them to use Intel chips.  While many of these tablets will run android, an increasing percentage also are utilizing the free Windows version available on smaller devices.  There are a growing number of tablets available from Chinese makers with Windows 8.1, and some are even trying to make dual-boot, android/Windows tablets.  At this point, market share is almost as important as profits.  Gaining a larger piece of the mobile device market now will pay off in the long run.

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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  1. Cheo says:

    Decided to buy the six pack Stylus for our family. They work trrfieic for the smart phone or the ipad. Less smudges on the face of the ipad, too. A little slower to use, unless you use two and can type that way, but I now keep one with my ipad and in my briefcase. My husband grabbed up the black and silver ones quickly.I saw a review where they stated the tips had fallen off quickly, but I have not had that problem. For the price, I would recommend these for your family and for several places in the home. Very handy!

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