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Intel says $199 touchscreen Android notebooks are coming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2013 22:00 User comments (4)

Intel says $199 touchscreen Android notebooks are coming According to Intel VP and CPO Dan Perlmutter, touchscreen notebook prices could soon hit new lows at $199, but they will run on Android, not Windows.
Intel's current CEO Paul Otellini made similar comments last month, but did not specify what operating system would be seen on the cheap devices. The Android notebooks would run on Intel's Atom processors, the company's response to efficient and powerful ARM tech like Qualcomm's Snapdragon.

"We have a good technology that enables a very cost-effective price point," Perlmutter added. When asked if Windows-based notebooks could hit the same price point, the exec said the price "depends on how Microsoft prices Windows 8. It may be a slightly higher price point."

Additionally, the exec says by the end of next year, notebooks running on Intel's more powerful Core line of processors with Windows 8 could sell for $399 to $499.

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4 user comments

127.4.2013 6:24

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Additionally, the exec says by the end of next year, notebooks running on Intel's more powerful Core line of processors with Windows 8 could sell for $399 to $499.
Yeah, don't expect much from the Atom processor.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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227.4.2013 9:34

Considering there are phones out there that have better specs than computers, why not make a android notebook?

327.4.2013 19:29

seeing as windows has made win8 a iOS and Android copy it would be best to just use those than bother with win8

428.4.2013 9:25

I think this is a good way for Intel to compete with the onslaught from mini iPads & Android ARM tablets. I hope it is like the ASUS transformer. Good luck Intel, we are rooting for you!

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