Contrary to the trend of most manufacturers to develop low-cost products, the price will range between $ 600 and $ 800, above even the iPad. The so-called Wintel would go on sale this year
Although the trend of most manufacturers, including Amazon with Kindle Fire, or RIM with the Playbook, which is to produce stronger tablets of low cost, Microsoft and Intel bet on a high-end device.
The Wintel will be among the most expensive in the market, since its price will range between 600 and 900 dollars. The undisputed leader, Apple sells the cheapest version of its iPhone to $ 499, while the most expensive model is that of 64 GB memory and with 3G and Wi-Fi is $ 829.
According to the site DigiTimes, the high price of the tablet with Intel Windows 8 abate the interest of consumers, who do not know if it will be worth it, because Microsoft managed with total secrecy developments will bring its new operating system.
The requirements for a tablet with Windows 8
A document published by Microsoft shows the characteristics and requirements that a hardware must have to get the certificate with the logo of Windows 8, as collected by the site Portaltic.
These devices will be multi-touch, with five physical buttons include power, rotation lock, Windows key and volume (up and down), and have NFC (the one used in services such as Google Wallet).
It will also need to include at least one USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, a magnetometer, gyroscope and accelerometer, among other components. The memory has to be 10 GB at least while the camera must be 720 megapixels. No display may have a lower resolution to 1366 x 768.
On the other hand, the classic command Ctrl + Alt + Del will be replaced in no physical keyboard tablets by the combination of the Windows key with the power button. And its hallmark, the device can only run Windows 8, ie the installation of other operating systems will be blocked.