Microsoft’s free Windows licensing program has attracted several OEMs to release budget-friendly Windows-powered devices. The list continues to grow as Micro Center, a US-based retailer, recently started selling a Windows 8.1 powered tablet, which costs $59.99. The tablet is only available for in-store pickup, so you may have to find a Micro Center store near you, if you are planning to pick up this dirt-cheap tablet.
The WinBook TW70CA17 rocks a 7-inch IPS LCD display sporting a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Inter Baytrail TZ3735G processor paired with 1GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of internal storage coupled with a microSD card slot in case you need more storage. The tablet also runs full-fledged Windows 8.1 as its operating system.
If that’s not enough, you also get 2MP front and rear cameras, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, microSD, micro USB and a USB 2.0. The WinBook TW70CA17 measures 7.44″ x 0.43″ x 4.76″ and weighs 12.35 oz.
For $59.99, what else do you want in a tablet? Obviously, it will not be able to give you top-notch performance, but it should be good enough for normal usage.Further reading: Microsoft, Tablet, Windows 8, Windows 8.1