Toshiba plans to start selling Windows tablets with prices as low as $199 and screen sizes as small as 8 inches in July. But the company might have plans to go even lower in the future.
At the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, Toshiba is showing off a 7 inch Windows tablet that could sell for less than $150 if and when it hits the streets.
Toshiba’s new tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display with limited viewing angles (it appears to be a TN screen). It’s powered by a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735 quad-core processor and features 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage.
Since Emdoor plans to sell an 8 inch tablet with a higher-resolution display but similar CPU, storage, and memory for around $100, it seems like Toshiba’s 7 inch tablet could easily sell for around $100 to $150.
Other features of the Toshiba Encore 7 prototype include micro HDMI and micro USB ports, a microSD card slot, and Windows 8.1 software. There’s a front-facing webcam, a headset jack, and a single speaker.