Windows tablets reach $65 price point
At a trade show in Hong Kong, we're seeing Windows tablet prices push into the $65 range, competing with some of the entry-level Android slates. Both slates, one from Emdoor and the other from Ployer, feature Intel's quad-core Bay Trail processors though not a lot of other information is available.
With the Emdoor EM-I8170 tablet, you'll get a 7-inch Windows slate with a 1024 X 600-pixel display, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage along with a quad-core Intel Bay Trail processor. An image of the tablet shows that the display has more limited viewing angles though the internal specs do sound decent considering the price point.
The second tablet, made by Ployer, will come with an 8-inch screen with unknown resolution at the same $65 price.
We still don't know when these tablets will be released and if they would be coming to the U.S. market at this time. Is this something you would like to buy as either a cheap Windows machine or a first tablet to play around with?
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I think it will be laggy with this hardware (1 GB RAM!)
Windows was once running on 192 kb of ram (at least that's what Wiki says)
Isn't 1024 x 780 the minimum required to run Metro apps?
You can work your way around that by enabling downscaling. But that wouldnt be the kind of standard solution to be expected in a new device.