Intel-powered Android notebooks coming soon; likely to cost $200
Posted on: 11:41 AM IST Apr 27, 2013
Mumbai: If this piece of news is to be believed, then very soon we will see Intel-powered Android notebooks for as low as $200 (Rs 10,880 approx). Dadi Perlmutter, Intel's executive vice president and chief product officer, told CNET that notebooks carrying a price tag around $200 will predominantly be Android devices equipped with Intel's Atom mobile processors.
However, there is no further information about these Android notebooks. It is unclear how they'd look like. Seemingly, they are expected to be convertible type devices, the hybrid trend that we saw at the popular tech shows earlier this year. Perlmutter expects the PC market to pick pace during the second half of the year as it heads into the year 2014.
Last week, Intel CEO Paul Otellini had disclosed that touchscreen PCs could make a debut at prices as low as $200. And this is expected to happen in the coming months. However, he hadn't specified which operating system these devices would carry, so one could have easily assumed Windows 8.
Whether Windows 8 PCs will carry such a low price largely depends on Microsoft, disclosed Perlmutter. He further added, "We have a good technology that enables a very cost-effective price point. The price of Windows 8 laptops depends on how Microsoft prices Windows 8. It may be a slightly higher price point."
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