New Windows 8 Tablets To Sell For $150 Or Less

New Windows 8 Tablets To Sell For $150 Or Less

Earlier today, several new Windows-powered tablet PCs were released at IFA 2014. Among them were some very reasonably priced options. Toshiba introduced the 7″ Encore mini, which will sell for $120 retail. Acer also released the 8″ Iconia 8W with a price tag of $150. Both of these tablets run a full retail version of Windows 8.1, not a lightweight or mobile version. While these are not as inexpensive as the entry-level Android tablets, it does show the manufacturers are trying to get Windows-based tablets into the “afforable” category. Some analysts even suspect the price will drop to $99 soon after the units hit store shelves. However, the question still remains… will they catch on?

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