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Chinese OEMs preparing $65 Windows tablets

By Scorpus
Oct 14, 2014
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  1. When HP announced a $99 Windows tablet a few weeks ago, we all thought that was pretty cheap for such a device. But Chinese OEMs are always looking to undercut the competition, with several lining up to release even cheaper...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Are you sure it is not a fake chinese Windows? :)
     
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,900   +941

    [uniformed Microsoft hate comment]
     
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +501

    Wait what? Joke or mod?

    Maybe comes with a keyloager and phishing db :p
     
  5. Listen microsoft, this is how you promote your SO.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    2GB. all I want. It can have the lowest res screen it can have barely any built in memory. as long as its a quad core atom, 2GB of ram, and expandable memory, I'm good. but people are cheaping out on the ram xD
     
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +501

    I've been running W8 on a netbook (Dual core Atom 1,5ghz and 1gb ram) and it's actually quite snappy -of course for light things- as long as you are clear it's an atom and it won't run autocad or resource hogs.
     
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    id mostly want the ram to play older games and older emulators and im afraid 1GB wont do that well:p
     
  9. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,900   +941

    cheaping out on ram is on of those things I don't understand because of how cheap ram already is. It can also make or break performance if you don't use.
    joke
     
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +501

    Indeed ram is "cheap" -although it is more expensive now than it was a couple of months ago thanks to SSDs- but the idea behind this $70 tablets is keeping it on the cheap, adding one more gig would raise that by around $20.
     
  11. If must choose between pizza or this tablet not that is the question for me.
     
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    but even the $100 HP doesnt, nor does the $120 toshiba, nor the $160 acer.
     
  13. Cheap and chineese... it means only one thing: beware of lead poisoning.
     
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    I thought we went through this phase with cheap chinese android tablets. Performance was terrible, screens were terrible, and people hated android because of it. This'll get windows into more hands, but the result won't be pleasant.
     
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,695   +1,882

    I still think an IPS screen is of paramount importance in a portable. I wish my Toshiba craptop had one. Tablets with IPS screens are still going to be around $150.00. (AFAIK)
     
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  16. "If must choose between pizza or this tablet not that is the question for me."...You sound like Yoda with concussion.
    I will take a windows tablet over android any day, though the price has put me off until now. I may spend a little more than mentioned here though as I want it to be a decent spec.
     

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