Windows tablets are about to get a whole lot cheaper.
There are already plenty of 8 inch Windows tablets that are priced competitively with Android tablets (and priced below iPad mini tablets). And Toshiba recently launched one of the first Windows 8.1 tablets to feature a $199 price tag, and you can often find other Windows tablets with higher suggested retail prices on sale for around that price.
But Intel and Microsoft think there’s room for prices to go even lower… and Chinese tablet maker Kingsing is one of the first to prove them right.
The Kingsing W8 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a $99 price tag.
The tablet features a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display with 5-point multitouch support, a 4500mAh battery, stereo speakers, a microSD card reader, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2MP cameras on the front and back.
KingSing isn’t exactly a big name in the West, so don’t expect to see this tablet on display at Best Buy or Walmart anytime soon. But I suspect it won’t take long before we start to see it selling for a little more than the list price at AliExpress or other international marketplaces.