The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.
The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba’s Encore, and Asustek’s Transformer Book T100.
IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.
And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.
A pair of the high-end models of the Surface 2 Pro tablets appear to be delayed, a week after Microsoft warns buyers to pre-order.
One tablet to replace them all? That appears to be Microsoft's plan for the Surface Pro 2. With its fast Haswell-class processor, a Power Cover for more juice, and a Docking Station for more expandability, this little tablet could go a long way toward replacing the traditional desktop or laptop.
Dell sent a message that it intends to keep its PC division alive with the launch of new Venue tablets on Wednesday.
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Microsoft will hold back a smaller, consumption-focused version of the Surface tablet until it completes the Xbox One operating system.
One of the most common questions posed to Microsoft's Surface team Monday was whether the company would buy back used tablets so that customers could upgrade to the newest models set to ship in a month.