Pricing of Air-thin Intel tablets will deliver Ultrabook performance at half price
By Stephen Pate – As they say in French “quelle surpris!” Intel is pricing the new ultra light ultra light Core M processors at price points from $599 to $799.
Announced yesterday at Computex, the new Windows 8.1 Tablet Thinner Than Air will be a game changer with ultra thin size and performance in a Windows tablet.
The Core M tablets coming later this year will give Windows users more power and convenience than before and put the Intel/Windows platform ahead of Apple’s iPad Air.
“Core M 2 PCs will be aggressively priced over premium tablets,” Intel’s PC client chief Kirk Skaugen said referring to competing devices like the iPad. For a 2-in-1 to be that cheap, it would have to be slightly thicker than the “Llama Mountain” reference PC. “I think Llama Mountain could deliver $799 kind of price points,” he added. “Maybe they go a little thicker, but they’d still be fanless and hit $599, $699.” (Engadget)
Intel demonstrated a reference device with a Core M tablet code named “Llama Mountain” shown in the picture above. Along with thin format and large clear screen, the fanless design will give users 8-10 hour battery life.
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network