Impossible, what impossible? Microsoft talked about bringing low cost Windows powered devices to market, Intel even put up a target price range for these budget devices.
And lo and behold, a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet is now a reality.
Thanks in no small parts to the new SKU that Redmond recently rolled out (Windows 8.1 with Bing) the platform can now mount up a challenge to Android in ways Windows never did before. And the signs are already showing with a number of new devices unveiled at Computex 2014.
None as fascinating as the Emdoor EM-I8080, though — a Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet priced at the magical mark of $100.
The tablet comes powered by what people colloquially call the full version of Windows. And it brings some pretty decent hardware specifications, for the price, at least.
You get an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735E processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The processor flies at 1.33GHz normally, and at 1.83GHz in turbo mode.
Obviously, you get what you pay for.
But in this case, these hardware specifications are pretty okay for regular day to day tasks like checking email, a casual game or two, browsing the Internet, watching videos and simple productivity tasks.
Oh, and if you were wondering, these are the same guys that promised to make a $60 Windows tablet a reality this year. More power to Emdoor, I say.