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Sub-$70 Windows tablets show up in China

Emdoor EM-I8170 Windows tablet with Intel Bay Trail
Emdoor EM-I8170
Windows tablets powered by Intel Bay Trail processors have been spotted in China with prices as low as $65 USD.

Seeing cheap Windows tablets is not a big surprise, but sub-$70 Intel Bay Trail-powered slates still seem incredibly cheap. Such devices have been spotted at this week's HKTDC show in Hong Kong, and the lowest price is $65 USD.

The Emdoor EM-I8170 is the $65 USD Windows tablet mentioned above and has the following highlights:

  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3735G
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage
  • Display: 7-inch touchscreen with 1,024X600 pixels
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1

Another similar tablet is being shown by Ployer and carries the same price tag but uses the Intel Atom Z3735F chip and with a larger, 8-inch screen. Unfortunately, no other details are available at this time.

While it is not known when will these tablets hit the US market, it is worth mentioning that sub-$50 Android tablets are already available for purchase. The 7-inch Horus 8 GB tablet from Chinavasion, for example, can be purchased for roughly $45 USD (shipping not included).


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-14 (Update: 2014-10-14)