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Microsoft shows a 7" Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Bay Trail (video)

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Microsoft shows a 7" Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Bay Trail (video)

Microsoft is moving downscreen with Windows 8.1, allowing for 8" tablets to hit the market, but the all-popular 7-inchers are also possible, it seems. Over at Computex the company showed a 7-inch "Lyon" made by Inventec, and ODM copmany. 

The 7" Win 8 slate is just a proof of concept, rather than a retail product, and shows how Microsoft's new OS can scale down to smaller display, plus it demonstrates a run with Intel's new Bay Trail tablet chips architecture. The processor inside is a quad-core Atom of a new generation, and is clocked at 1.6 GHz.

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 02:55 8

1. tech3 (unregistered)


Looks ugly.......

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:11 26

3. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Beautiful Device and Beautiful OS.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:16 14

4. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


But thinness is impressive. And it's not a retail product.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:28 4

14. boosook (Posts: 770; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Actually, the nexus 7 is thinner IMHO... what's more it has a huge bezel!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:39 5

18. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Nexus 7 is underpowered (more so when you compare it to this) and running Android whereas this is running Windows 8. Not fair to compare.

And again, this device's purpose is to SHOW W8.1 can support small tablets, why would care about it's design or bezel??

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:16 3

5. bon24x7 (Posts: 166; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


but will have more to offer than any other non windows tablet of same size..

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:24 4

7. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


And more apps than any other non windows tablet because it can run Bluestacks, old windows apps, and ofcourse apps made specifically for W8.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:23 1

13. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Error sorry to dissapont you but no.....no it won't have more apps than non w8 tablets....

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:29 3

16. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Why not?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 06:14 1

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


as the wp store has 20000 apps, blustacks has more but you need to pay for it.. and old windows apps have hardly over 5000...so no windows 8.1 will have no where near the amount of apps as android or iOS

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:33 3

27. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


buddy if this thing runs windows 8.1 it can run windows 7
windows vista ,windows XP, windows 2000, software.
you must be new to computers there are more than 100000
desktop programs for this Tablet to run the problems with 7 and 8 inch tablets are Price and are the screens too small to really see what you are doing. you might need a
stylus to use word menu items

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:01 1

10. red_fox (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 May 2013)


I agree, the OS is good but the device looks ugly.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:07 1

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yuck hideous looking, should'ev been the design of the L9 series

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 02:55

2. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Also shows how a wp8.x phablet could have a windows 8-ish ui

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:20 5

6. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


If Windows 8.1 can be on 7 inch tablet ,then why not on 4 & 5 inch smartphone? Come on MS abandon Windows phone 8 & put Windows 8 pro on 4 & 5 inch smartphone.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:00 5

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


because x86 chips aint so cheap only top flag chip might have not mid ranges

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 19:31

36. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Thanks, but no thanks (for now). I like having 2-day battery life from my Windows Phone, something not yet achievable on the same scale with full Windows. Yet.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:41 1

8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 1104; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Very interesting device!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:44 2

9. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Reminds me of note10.1 :)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:07

28. SleepingOz (Posts: 2468; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


+ ipod touch

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:06

11. takay0 (Posts: 142; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


the bezel is so BIG!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:23 1

12. ianbbaa (Posts: 194; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Whatever this prototype looks like...
...Microsoft takes their "loosing" into consideration...
- 8" inchers
- Office included
- new BayTrail platform (ARM like power/battery)...

it looks like they know that they lost the fight - but they are going to win the battle!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:29 1

15. boosook (Posts: 770; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Office in an 8'' tablet... I guess that's what everyone was waiting for! ;-)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:59

19. ianbbaa (Posts: 194; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


I bought Note8 last week, being a "MS fan" it was a decision after a lot of disapoitment with W8 that i use on my another Tablet PC, devices that are currently on the market etc......so untill these 8" inchers come to the market it will take some time...lets see.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:32

17. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


my only concern is the 2400mAh battery and the projected 5hr usability time. but nevertheless quite a considerable option for a windows 8 tablet.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 05:16

20. sennarose88 (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)


Windows (and its desktop apps) really need high DPI support. The interface looks very small, and the scaling mode only makes the icons blurry.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 05:21

21. khaldoon (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 May 2013)


This summer will be just awesome with the new windows 8.1 , IOS 7 , and Jellybeen 4.3 !!!! Can't wait to see the phones that will host these incredible OSs !!!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 05:41

22. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Isn't that the HTC ...?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 06:47

24. Eonnaydra (Posts: 185; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Coool.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 06:58 3

25. mishooo111 (Posts: 30; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


the desktop mode is just hilarious on this size of screen

windows phone 8 would look better in my opinion

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:51

30. vslayer (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


dude this may be short in terms of windows rt apps but this tablet has HUGE selection of legacy apps wake app dude

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:27

31. TuanGugu (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Full Windows OS on a 7 inch form factor? BEAUTIFUL... Just need to know performance of the new Intel Atom processor, the pricing and battery life.. Then I might even reconsider buying the Galaxy Note 8.0!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:04

32. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Wonder what type of programs/games it can handle.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:44

33. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


want one NOW!!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:56

34. max9777 (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


The bezel is big enough and then they add that colored cover??? so what the tablet becomes 10 inches with a 7 inch screen?? Lol..

IT does look very catchy, it would be even nice if it was much smaller bezels on it.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:03

35. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


this is what MS would have done ever since, its all good, but now i can just imagine how a nokia win8 tablet would be :D

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 01:07

37. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


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