Cheap Windows 8 Tablets To Take On Android

Microsoft’s Windows 8 isn’t going the direction in which the company thought it would go, with sales being somewhat limited. This might end once Intel’s “Bay Trail” Atom processor launches later this year, though.

According to CEO Paul Otellini, with the arrival of Bay Trail chips the prices for the Windows 8 tablets as well as touchscreen laptops are “going to be down to as low as $200“. At present, a tablet coming equipped with a dual-core “Clover Trail” Atom processor costs closer to $400-$550.

The upcoming chip, which will feature four redesigned Atom cores, is coming with double the computing performance of Intel’s current tablets, and it will improve on energy efficiency as well, according to the company.

Certainly things won’t be easy for Windows 8 tablets, whether they are super-powered or not, even if it is available with a price tag between $200 and $300 since there are many Android tablets, including the 7-inch Nexus 7, in that price range. And of course Windows 8 has already suffered from negative reviews and a scarcity of apps.

Do you think that the future Windows 8 tablets running Bay Trail are going to do well on the market?

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3 Comments

  1. The entire reason there aren’t so many applications for Windows 8 is because it’s a ”new O.S.” (let’s ignore the fact that there are [OVER] 4.000.000 desktop applications for Windows 95 onwards), and Android and iO.S. have been around for years, Google Play is filled with malware and the App Store is filled with overpriced non-sense. I like that you can ”try before you buy” on Windows (Phone) 8, something which the competition has not.

    I’ll admit that there are SOME advantages Android has, but iO.S. is a toy compared to WIndows 8 and Android is a mess (don’t look at sales figures, look at the actual O.S.’es before commenting on that), the only reason I don’t own a Windows 8 Tablet-P.C. is because they’re too expensive (so I bought a Traditional-P.C. with Windows 8) but the moment a Windows 8 (or Windows RT) Tablet-P.C. comes in my price range I’ll donate my Android Tablet-P.C. and never look back again (only with regret).

  2. gg says:

    yeah windows 8 will do great at any price and size…200$ for windows 8 will kill any other OS…there are 60K apps now and windows phone 8 is converging and xbox too that is going to bring another 200K apps…and these are not malware=android apps.LOL

  3. Bobk17 says:

    A smart OEM of these Bay Trail / WIN 8 tablets, probably not Microsoft due to potential copyright and anti-trust litigation, might include an Android emulator as one of its installed software, making Android apps available to the BT/Win8 buyer.

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