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Intel: Windows 8 touchscreen notebooks and tablets will see a drastic price drop to $200

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According to a new report, Intel’s CEO believes that prices for Windows 8 touch screen devices will drop drastically, as low as $200! Intel is betting big on its upcoming Bay trail chip, which is set to arrive later this year.

“If you look at touch-enabled Intel-based notebooks that are ultrathin using [Bay Trail] processors. Those prices are going to be down to as low as $200,” said Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

Currently, one must dish out more than $400 for a touch screen tablet device running Windows 8, but it is powered by Intel’s Clover Trail Atom processor. Once Bay Trail hits, Intel believes prices will drop and users will begin to see touchscreen devices in the inexpensive category.

Intel’s CEO Otellini also believes that ultrabooks running the upcoming Haswell chip will also see decent pricing, beginning at $499. While it’s nice and dandy to see such inexpensive pricing for touchscreen Windows 8 devices, one must wonder how its performance will be.

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