Microsoft released Windows 8.1 with Bing back in May, which they promised would be capable of brining much more affordable devices to the market that would challenge Android in a way that Windows has never done before. Well this week at Computex 2014 we are seeing that with the release of the first ever $100 Windows 8.1 tablet.
The $100 tablet comes by way of Emdoor and is their Emdoor-I8080 unit. It features an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735E processor (Bay Trail), 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The CPU will run at 1.33 GHz, but will reach up to 1.83 GHz in turbo mode.
While this device does not have the quality and specs of say Microsoft’s own Surface tablet, it is a very affordable tablet that is running Windows 8.1 with Bing. Windows 8.1 with Bing devices come with Windows 8.1 and Bing as the default search engine. OEMs are not allowed to change this configuration. Because of this Microsoft is offering this product at a very low cost to OEMs.
With Windows 8.1 with Bing Microsoft is trying to bring affordable Windows 8.1 devices to the market and trying to really take a stab at the Android market. While this is the first $100 Windows 8.1 tablet, we should see more very soon.
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