CALIFORNIA - Intel through the testimony of Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Dadi Pelmutter. explained that the giant processor, from Santa Clara United States will launch Android notebook with an affordable price tag.
Reported TomsHardware, Sunday (28/04/2013), Intel officials revealed that the device for $200, using technology Atom SoCs "Bay Trail". The technology is commonly used in notebooks based on the Android platform, not the operating system Windows 8.
"We have advanced technology that enables a cost-effective price point," said Perlmutter. He further said, Windows 8 laptop price will depend on how Microsoft set the price of Windows 8.
So that, according to Windows 8 laptops will have a relatively high price tag. Generally, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support Android as an open-source platform and Google does not charge a license.
Microsoft, on the other hand thought to reduce licensing costs in response to the demand for Windows 8 products. Redmond-based company's United States in March, offering bundling Windows 8 and Office for a few touch-screen system with a cost of $30, instead of $120.
Not yet known what kind of this Android notebook, but it is likely Microsoft will sell the device as a tablet with a keyboard option (docking). This hybrid model allows the device or mixture transformed in a notebook or tablet form, fit user needs.