Toshiba has just announced a few new models from its Dynabook Tab line of tablets, and all of them take advantage of Windows 8.1 with Bing, the free (or low cost) version of Microsoft’s operating system.
The avalanche of tablets powered by Windows 8.1 with Bing has formally begun — this build of the OS, while not commercially available, allows hardware vendors the flexibility to launch new devices at some very attractive prices.
And according to this report, three 10.1-inch slates are on offer from the Tab S50 Series 3, and two 8-inch models are available, from the S38 series.
In terms of hardware specifications, these are not exactly stellar.
But these new Dynabook Tab models are powered by the quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processors that run at up to 1.83GHz speeds, are fitted with 2GB of RAM, and backed by either 32GB of 64GB of internal storage capacities.
Both slates offer serviceable display resolutions of 1280 by 800 pixels, however, the S50 models have wider viewing angles and battery life of around 7 hours. The S38, on the other hand, tops out at 7.5 hours of usage before required a recharge.
All are powered by 32-bit versions of Windows 8.1, and come with Office Home and Business 2013.
These new devices are set to hit store shelves in July, but there is talk that they might only be available in Japan. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, considering just how much Windows 8 tablets are a hit in the country.
Pricing details have not yet been revealed, but expect them to be very affordable.