Chuwi Vi8 is a under-100 dollar Windows 8 tablet

Many experts once said that Windows tablets will never be able to match the affordability of Android tablets. Well those folks have been proven wrong as many big companies have already started offering cheap windows 8 tablets. But what will Chinese OEMs react to this? Well some companies like Chuwi are offering their windows 8 tablets at incredibly low price tags. Their new Chuwi Vi8 tablet retails for mere 82 dollars.

Chuwi Vi8 specifications

Chuwi Vi8 specifications

For $82, you get a Chuwi Vi8 tablet that runs the latest version of Windows on an Intel Atom processor and free one year Office 365 subscription. Other specifications of Chuwi Vi8 include 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2 gigabytes of memory and 32GB of flash storage.

Why are some Windows 8 tablets so cheap?

The reason why some of companies are able to sell some windows 8 models so cheap is that Intel has been subsidizing certain models of Intel Atom family that has brought the overall cost of such devices very low.

Another and most important reason is waiving license fee of Windows. Microsoft is offering windows 8 for free to the device makers whose tablets are less than 10 inches in size. And to make the offer even better, Microsoft is throwing one year of free Office 365 subscription.

Intel has said that it will be waiving off its subsidies in 2015 which will result in cost of windows tablets going up.

Asus EeeBook X205 Specifications, mini laptop reborn as $199

Asus is all set to reignite the mini laptop series with the EeeBook X205. The netbook brand is dead and thin laptops are in so Asus has made the right decision to launch a thin and portable laptop with a netbook-ish price tag.

The Asus EeeBook X205 has a price tag of just 199 dollars and like the expensive ultra portable laptops, it has 11.6 inch display. Other specifications include Intel Atom Z3735 Bay Trail processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB to 64GB of solid state storage.

Full specifications of Asus EeeBook X205

* Intel Atom Z3735 Bay Trail processor
* 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
* 2 gigabytes of RAM
* 32GB to 64GB of eMMC storage
* Micro SD card reader
* Micro HDMI port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n WiFi
* A 38Whr battery.

asus eeebook x205

And it runs Windows operating system and this makes it a threat to the Chromebooks that are already on sale.

Atom Z3735D Z3735E Z3745 Z3745D Z3775 Z3775D Z3795 Specs, 4GB RAM Support Confirmed

Intel has launched a slew of new SKUs that includes the new Atom Z37x5 line up promising better graphics performance by 16 percent and support for 4GB RAM in Z3745, Z3775 and Z3795 SoC.

All new chips, Z3735D, Z3735E, Z3745, Z3745D, Z3775, Z3775D and Z3795 are built using 22nm process on silver Mont microarchitecture, and features four CPU cores, 2 megabytes of L2 cache, and Ivy Bridge graphics with four execution units.

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