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$99 tablets and $350 convertibles are coming for the holidays, says Intel CEO

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$99 tablets and $350 convertibles are coming for the holidays, says Intel CEO
Intel has finally caught up to the mobile processor craze that caught it by surprise a few years ago. It's new low-power Bay Trail chipset can power a tablet for as long as ARM-based ones, and even its Haswell processors can juice convertibles close to that mark.

Not only that, but its silicon is no longer all that expensive either - Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich predicted to analysts after the quarterly earnings release that we are going to see low-end tablets for just $99 this holiday season, which is quite an interesting claim, and we assume he means Android slates. He also said there will be $299 Haswell laptops, and $349 convertibles.

In fact, Lenovo just outed yesterday a full-blown Windows 8.1 tablet with the new Bay Trail architecture for $299, so it's not hard to imagine we might hit Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich prediction by year-end if things keep going in that direction.

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:02

1. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Dual boot, Win 8 and Android, convertible for under $500?! Soon enough... buh bye iDon't

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:38 1

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

i dont think you need a android along with win 8.1 pro its a whole OS that is x86 and you download bluestack on it then you have all android apps emulator on it at your disposal + all softwares of windows. but if you still need android try using Vmware it may run android inside windows or maybe not but it does run xp/win7/linux/OSX ........

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:16 2

2. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

Asus Transformer Book T100 is the one to go, IMO.
But there are also Acer W3(meh), Lenovo Miix 2 (just announced), Toshiba Encore, Dell Venue Pro 8.

Am I missing anything? I'm trying to let others know what is available.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:40 1

7. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

HP Omni 10, I REALLY want this beauty...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:19

9. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Don't dorget the sony vaio 11

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:24

3. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Full Windows 8 tablets like ASUS T100, Lenovo miix 2, Dell venue 8 pro with free MS Office at cheap prices are the future.

Also, facebook app for windows 8 is released today.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:33

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Yeah and now we wonder why PC & Laptop sales are falling

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:51

5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

That's the reason why Android tabs won't die: price. Windows licenses are too expensive and Apple - well, you know, they just overprice stuff.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:06

8. threed61 (Posts: 246; Member since: 27 May 2011)

I'll be curious to see if the bay trails live up to Intel's hype. I have a Dell latitude 10, and my iPad mini destroys it in browsing speed. Likewise Haswell battery life remains to be seen in real life use as well as running cooler.

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