Remember when an Android tablet with a $150 price tag was considered dirt cheap? These days you can find Windows tablets that cost just about half as much.
The cheapest Windows tablet from a big-name PC maker may be the $120 Toshiba Encore Mini, but Chinese device maker Pipo is launching a new 8 inch Windows tablet which will sell for just 499 yuan, or about $81.
It’s called the Pipo Work W4 and the tablet features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pxiel IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It’s powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor.
The tablet supports WiFi and Bluetooth, has a 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front camera, and a 4500mAh battery.
Now that Microsoft is offering Windows for free to device makers building tablets with 9 inch or smaller displays, some of the cheapest tablets to run Microsoft’s operating system are just about as cheap as some of the least expensive Android tablets.
Pipo isn’t a big brand in the west, but don’t be surprised if stores that ship Chinese tablets around the globe offer this little guy for around $100 in the not too distant future.
via Mike Cane