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Windows 8 touchscreen device prices set to plummet

If you head up to the store today to purchase a Windows 8 device with a touchscreen, such as a notebook or tablet, you will likely pay at least $400. The high price tag is one of the reasons why Windows 8 hasn't performed as well on the market as Microsoft hoped. However, Intel CEO Paul Otellini says that prices of these devices are set to get much cheaper.

Otellini says that touch screen devices running Windows 8 and Intel's new Bay Trail processors will see their prices cut in half. Devices running these chips are expected to sink to price points that will allow for more penetration into the lower end tablet market with products available at around $200.

Bay Trail is a complete redesign of Intel's Atom microarchitecture. Intel expects the new processors to bring Atom closer to the performance of mainstream Intel processors.

"Bay Trail is going to be a great product in that segment of the market and enable stunning performance relative to what the competition can bring," said Stacy Smith, Intel chief financial officer.

Intel says that its new chip will allow device manufacturers to design tablets and notebooks as thin as 8 mm, or 0.3-inches. Bay Trail is also said to be the most powerful Atom processor so far and promises all day battery life and weeks on standby.

Source: CNET



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wat
By lagomorpha on 4/17/2013 10:19:06 AM , Rating: 5
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to bring Atom closer and performance the mainstream Intel processors.


Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?




RE: wat
By karimtemple on 4/17/2013 10:20:33 AM , Rating: 2
lol


RE: wat
By mjv.theory on 4/17/2013 10:40:47 AM , Rating: 2
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Bay Trail is also said to be the most powerful Atom processor so far and promises all day battery life and weeks on standby.

In addition to the curious performance, it's so powerful that the battery lasts all day.


RE: wat
By Mitch101 on 4/17/2013 11:14:01 AM , Rating: 2
Probably depends on what your doing like surfing the web. Plus it probably takes into consideration they keyboard also has a battery pack within it.

My only concern is graphics and AMD has a really good chip for tablets that would do quite well but the price has to be right.

In all if what they are saying is true on the price then Windows RT seems dead and the Pro for $200.00 is where the game is.


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