Surprising to see a low cost Chinese vendor having this clear an understanding of the game. Ramos recently announced an Android slate by the name of i8, and followed it up with a Windows 8.1 tablet by the name of i8 Pro.

This simple a naming scheme seem beyond the likes of Samsung, it seems.

Anyway, it does not even warrant a mention that these new tablets are 8-inch devices. The Windows 8.1 device is powered by the Intel Bay Trail processor, which is the Atom Z3740 — a quad core processor that powers the IPS display running at a serviceable 1280 by 800 pixel resolution.

The remaining hardware specifications include dual camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.

With companies like Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba and ASUS having launched 8-inch Windows tablets running the same Intel hardware architecture it is easy to see the market getting a tad crowded.

But Ramos usually sells its products in China, at markedly lower price tags. And considering the fact that the tablet will surely be available via third-party Internet retailers, there is every chance that those that want it will be able to get their hands on the device.

Interestingly, the company also has the Ramos i10 Pro in development, which is a dual boot Windows and Android device, offering a 10-inch screen with a full HD (1920 by 1080 pixels) resolution, 2GB of memory and 32GB of internal storage.

But the way things are going on the dual boot front, with news that both Google and Microsoft not too keen on seeing such devices, there is a chance that the bigger tablet might not make it to store shelves.

Still the Ramos i8 Pro seems like it will be a reality soon, and probably will be a good bet for people that are in the market for a really affordable Windows powered slate.

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  1. The more devices the better

  2. Macpaul Emeka Ekwueme / February 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm /Reply

    At least the got the naming right. I hate it when OEMs like Samsung use the ‘Pro’ moniker arbitrarily for Android devices.

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