Microsoft and Intel have been promising dirt cheap Windows tablets… and it looks like they’re on the way. The folks at Mobile Geeks spotted a $100 Windows 8 tablet with a Bay Trail processor at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week.
Meet the Emdoor EM-i8080.
The tablet features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of solid state storage.
Up until recently it was hard to find a Windows tablet with less than 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage… but Microsoft has reduced the disk space and memory requirements. You may not have a ton of space for apps and media on the Emdoor EM-i8080, but you do get a fully functional Windows operating system.
There’s also a microSd card slot for removable storage, a mini HDMI port for external displays, and a micro USB port. The tablet has stereo speakers and an 18.5Whr battery. It weighs about 12.5 ounces.
Emdoor isn’t exactly a household name, and it’s not clear if this tablet will ever actually make it to the United States. But it gives us a good first look at what to expect from other low-cost WIndows tablets.