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Laptop, Windows 8 touch tablets will drop to $ 4 million

Price of the sensors installed Windows 8 operating system and Intel chips will fall very sharply, to about $ 200 million or 4.

The chip-maker Intel officials made ​​this assertion during a press conference announcing the first quarter results , according to which the price of the laptop , Windows 8 tablets will be reduced to only a par with the tablet Android popular today. These designs will be based on quad-core chip coming out of the Bay Trail Intel .

One of the major hurdles of laptop , tablet PC Windows 8 is the current high price ( $ 400 USD or more ) . But the Bay Trail , the manufacturer has to meet the requirements of ultra slim design but it can be pressed down to half price , " CEO of Intel Paul Otellini shared .

Compared to the Atom chip architecture , Bay Trail is a completely new design and achieve performance close to the more popular Intel chips . Meanwhile, the Atom is often criticized for slow performance and slow speed , does not meet the requirements of the design process is not streamlined , optimized power usage as rival ARM .

Earlier this month , an official from Intel in China would also be revealed Bay Trail " Atom chips strongest to date , with high computing efficiency than double the current generation Atom " and will allow PC makers create the right design just 8mm thin . Expected battery life of these devices can be up to 1 day standby time and lasted several weeks .

Although Intel officials did not specifically refer to the screen size of the Windows 8 cheap products , but more likely , they are small devices in 8 - inch . Currently racing in the U.S. $ 200-300 segment is very dynamic with continuous launches Android tablet , using quad-core processors based on ARM designs .

As expected , the first product series Bay Trail chips will be shipped before year-end shopping season . At the same time , the ultrabook designs for new Haswell chip can also lower the price down to 499 USD in the near future .

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