China-based Kingsing W8 may be the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet yet

The earlier promise of cheap Windows 8.1 tablets is being fulfilled with the reveal of a 8-inch product from Chinese company Kingsing. At $99, it may be the lowest price yet for a device that uses Microsoft's latest PC operating system.

The Kingsing W8 sounds extremely similar to the 8-inch EM-i8080 that another China-based company, Emdoor, revealed last month for $100. The Kingsing W8 has a 8 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 800x1280 and support for using up to five fingers at once. It has an Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.8GHz, Intel HD graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of on-board storage, along with a 2 megapixel rear facing camera.

There's no word if the Kingsing W8 will be sold outside China, but a few weeks ago, Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner said that $99 Windows 8.1 tablets will go on sale later this fall along with notebooks that will be priced as low as $199. What do you think about the prospect of Windows tablets and notebooks at such low prices?

Source: Gizmochina

John Callaham