Although the Windows 8.1 pricing scheme is not the biggest mystery in the world, things got rather interesting when Microsoft announced at BUILD 2014 that it was making the OS free for OEMs. Certain OEMs, mind you, those that create tablets with display sizes smaller than 9 inches. This was clearly an attempt to bring...

Google have built their success on either offering amazing stuff away for free, or at low, low price points. Chromebooks seems to be following this pattern, to the tee. Up until now, Chrome OS hardware was available at highly discounted prices, but the parties involved are now stretching up the tags even further — no...

Let’s hit the $50 mark and call it quits. Windows tablets have taken another rather interesting turn, as a couple of Windows 8.1 with Bing devices have just gone official with a price tag at just $65. This pretty much makes it the most affordable Windows powered slate. Then again, something like this was always on the...

Of all PC makers, Fujitsu is the one that likes to do things rather differently. Case in point how the company launched its first Windows 8.1 with Bing devices. Two tablets are on offer — and both come with very expensive price tags. Surprising, when you consider that Microsoft launched the Windows 8.1 with Bing...

Leave it to the guys over at Prestigio to think up creative names for their hardware creations. The niftily named Prestigio MultiPad Visconte 3 tablet is the newest from the device maker. Prestigio is all about low cost, affordable devices, and this Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet comes with a pretty decent price tag,...

The Age of Affordable! HP is the latest company to partner up with Microsoft and launch budget tablets, with the HP Stream 7 slate arriving to the party in style. Up until now we have seen a number of Chinese company launch their affordable solutions, or you can say white label Chinese companies. But key players are...

Windows 8 looks set to conquer the affordable notebook segment, with news that a number of companies are unleashing their solutions priced in the $199 to $249 range. Now you can add Lenovo to this mix, as industry insiders claim that the world’s largest PC makers is partnering up with Compal Electronics to launch more...

The wave continues. Microsoft made it a point to announce $99 Windows tablets, and $250 Windows laptops at the recently concluded WPC 2014 event. The idea is to take the fight to Google in the battle for budget hardware supremacy. Since that announcement we have had a number of product unveils. These include devices...

And to boot, this new model also comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing preinstalled. Acer made a bit of a splash with the well accepted Acer Aspire Switch 10 hybrid. This device is considered as a worthy alternative to the popular ASUS Transformer Book T100, but one big drawback is that the Acer machine only offers a 1366...

The war is in its early days still, but Microsoft is already making some stylish moves as it aims to undercut Google’s strategy of bringing to market highly affordable hardware. If the $99 Windows tablets are not your game, then you might be interested in this budget laptop, which is very much one of the first such...