Intel's current CEO Paul Otellini made similar comments last month, but did not specify what operating system would be seen on the cheap devices. The Android notebooks would run on Intel's Atom processors, the company's response to efficient and powerful ARM tech like Qualcomm's Snapdragon.
"We have a good technology that enables a very cost-effective price point," Perlmutter added. When asked if Windows-based notebooks could hit the same price point, the exec said the price "depends on how Microsoft prices Windows 8. It may be a slightly higher price point."
Additionally, the exec says by the end of next year, notebooks running on Intel's more powerful Core line of processors with Windows 8 could sell for $399 to $499.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Apr 2013 22:00