Windows 10 with Bing SKU reportedly to be used in some China-based tablets

Earlier this year, a product slide for future versions of Intel's Compute Stick showed that Windows 10 will come with Bing installed. While Microsoft has never confirmed that it was going to release this particular SKU of Windows 10, a new report claims that the China-based hardware maker Teclast will start selling cheap tablets that have Windows 10 with Bing installed.

According to Liliputing, Teclast says their 9.7 inch Teclast X98 Air 3G will have Windows 10 with Bing, along with an Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor, and 2GB of RAM. It will sell the tablet with 64GB of storage in a dual-boot version with Windows 10 with Bing and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Pricing was not revealed, but Teclast says it will start selling tablets outside of China to Europe, the Middle East and Asia in the near future.

Windows 10 with Bing looks like it is similar to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 with Bing that was first offered to PC OEMs in 2014. The SKU,which was only available as a pre-loaded OS on devices, has all of Windows 8.1's features, except that it has Bing set up as the default search engine. People who buy a new PC with Windows 8.1 with Bing pre-installed still have the option to change that search engine default. The SKU was priced lower than the normal Windows 8.1 for PC makers, and that appears to be the strategy for Windows 10 with Bing as well.

Source: Liliputing

John Callaham