Are you ready for a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet? If you are, then the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan is the place to be as a Chinese company called Emdoor is showing off the 8-inch EM-i8080 at the event.
The tablet has a 1280 x 800 IPS display, and inside there is an Intel "Bay Trail" Atom Z3735G processor. It also has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of SSD storage, along with a microSD slot for expansion. The tablet has ports for MicroUSB and Mini HDMI, along with what is described as an entry-level camera and stereo speakers. It is supposed to have a 18.5 Wh battery, but there's no word yet on how long its charge will last in the tablet.
It's safe to say that this $100 tablet is not going to offer owners a ton of hardware performance. However, it is an example of the types of low cost Windows 8.1 products we could see in the future, thanks to Microsoft's offering the cheaper Windows 8.1 with Bing to OEM makers.
The OS is the same as the regular Windows 8.1 with the only difference being that any devices that use it have Bing as the default search engine. Owners can change Bing to any other search engine after they purchase the product.
There's no word on when this tablet will be released, but it's likely that Emdoor will offer this product to other companies that will rebrand it and sell it with different names later in the year.
What do you think about the prospect of buying a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet? Is it something you might jump on or do you think the low price point comes with too many hardware trade offs?