The Wintel based tablets are being made of hardware from Intel and software from Microsoft. However, both the companies have been quoting quite a high price for their respective part which can only be bad news for the consumers at large. This since this will only add up to the total cost of the finished product which experts fell could lead to the total price of the tablet devices to work out to USD 599 to 899.
The OS planed for the Wintel tablets is Windows 8 and processor is the Clover Trail W from Intel. The reason for the two companies not willing to drop their price is that it would have serious effects on the PC market and it’s pricing. Both Microsoft and Intel are major players in the PC market and therefore very wary of any changes there.
Tablet manufacturers though does have the option to reach out to Nvidia for their ARM chips or even Qualcomm or Texas Instruments. That is the only way Wintek could think of getting the devices to the consumers at a lower price if neither Microsoft and Intel refuse to budge from their stand.
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