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Intel CEO: Windows 8 touch devices will drop to just $200 this year

By Jos · 10 replies
Apr 17, 2013
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  1. Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled laptops haven’t really taken off the way Microsoft had hoped for after tailoring its operating system for finger input. But Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes things are bound to change later this year when the...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,568   +4,409

    OMG, they still have high hopes for Windows 8 cosmetic failure!

    I still say they wouldn't have to lower prices, if they simply made Windows 8 look better. I have absolutely no desire to own anything, that resembles the device in the picture above (not even if only during startup).
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  3. I agree it almost looks like some kind of 1960 retro look. Kind of reminds me of an Avocado green refrigerator.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,063   +1,376

    It looks like these are x86. and if they are, I will gladly pick one up once I get the money, assuming there ARE in fact $200 devices.
  5. jcarr11

    jcarr11 TS Rookie

    I was going to buy some sort of tablet this summer looks like I am going to wait till this happens now
  6. Mbloof

    Mbloof TS Rookie Posts: 56   +7

    2yrs ago I bought a new car and new laptop. Tell me again why I want/need new ones? I already own a single core Atom powered 2.75lb netbook that lasts all day - why do I need a quad core one?

    While there may be some stripped down models available that do cost <$200, I'll bet anything with a "AN" Wifi radio, Bluetooth, SSD and a all day battery will again be priced in the $600-800 range. Might as well forget about finding a model with a transreflective screen.

  7. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 307

    If I could afford a touch enabled windows8 device I might give it a shot and not hate it as bad as
    I do on my desktop without start8 installed.
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,769   +175

    Drop that price down even more then I might consider buying one. Not paying more for what will be less in years soon. That's why Android Tablets do better well not the fancy known names.

    The ultra laptop just too late in the market flood gates of Tablets which cost less than an ultra laptop. I won't buy one just don't see the point spending so much for one.

    Face it we're still in 32-bit where 64-bit gives you a bit extra but can't use that on 32-bit browsers which is more used on a PC today.
  9. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 601   +276

    But they'll put W8.1 with native start button and login to desktop in order to try to sell more [is not a fact, is sarcasm].
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,769   +175

    Start button can be install with with 3rd-party software, the issue I have if you don't have touch panel and you got to deal with tiles and the old UI. Flip back and forth. Where as in Windows 7 you don't have to do that.
  11. POS Atom. AMD Needs to get some C-series magic going again.

    Microsoft need to unbloat their bloated OS. Windows 7Tiny runs as fast as Linux Mint 14 on my Tablet.

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