A 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for $59
WinBook 7 is the cheapest Windows tablet to date
By eliminating the Windows license fees for small tablets and smartphones, Microsoft is trying to combat Android and boost sales in the low-end market segments. We have already seen a couple of products with prices around $100, but now the Windows 8.1 based tablets are hitting new lows.
MicroCenter is now offering the 7-inch WinBook for the ridiculously low price of just $59. The offer is valid only in the MicroCenter’s physical stores in the US, so you are not able to order an unit online. WinBook TW70CA17 offers some pretty decent specs for that price – a quad-core Intel BayTrail processor running at 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, plus a microSD slot. There are two conventional 2MP cameras on both sides, while the availability of a micro HDMI port is a real surprise for a tablet priced below $100.
MicroCenter is also selling two 8-inch tablets – one for $99 with the same specs as the WinBook 7, and one for $140 with twice more RAM and inbuilt storage.