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Intel Atom chips to power Google's $200 Android notebooks – report
Following in the wake of the less than hugely successful Chromebooks (pictured), the Android machines will apparently feature touchscreen displays but no other details of the specs have been revealed (and there’s no announced time when they will be available).
Adnan Farooqui writes:
Google is aiming for a new price point, it is expected to price these touchscreen notebooks at approximately $200. It remains to be seen how much of an effect this price point will have on sales of 7″ tablets that are similarly priced. An Intel executive believes that it is unlikely for Windows 8 based notebooks to be in this price range, but it all depends on how Microsoft prices Windows 8. For Android notebooks, a $200 price is possible because the software itself is free for OEMs.
There is no word on specs or availability for these machines.
No specifications or release time frame of these notebooks has been given.
Tags: Atom, Google, Intel