The outgoing CEO of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Paul Otellini said that using Windows 8 initially needs some training and that it can be tricky in the starting. Otellini said that he has recently switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and admits that the latter is far better than the former in the desktop after implementing touch mode. But adapting Windows 8 can be difficult without in-depth know how, the CEO added.
According to Otellini, there is an “adoption curve” and once the user surpasses this curve then there is no looking back to Windows 7. He said that Windows 7 did not have this adoption curve as is the case with Windows 8, and so the user’s needs to be trained a little.
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Regarding high pricing of Windows 8 devices, he said that the Windows 8 devices are pretty high in cost but are bound to decline in the next few quarters. He further said that the price of Windows 8 notebook, which is based on Bay Trial Atom Chip, can drop to as low as $200.
The CEO told that the Ultrabooks, which are touch screens, are very thin because they are using Bay Trail. The Atom chips of the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are wholly redesigned into Bay Trail and are targeted towards matching the performance of this chip with the mainstream Intel chips in terms of performance.
Stacy Smith, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) chief financial officer, said that the Bay Trail from the company will turn out to be one of the greatest products in its segment and is set to display some breathtaking performance in comparison to the rivals.
The executive from Intel China said that the Bay Trail from Intel will be the most powerful Atom processor to date. It will increase the performance of the computing double the rate in the Intel’s latest tablets. The books from Intel will be as thin as 8mm (0.3 inches) with enormous battery life and increased days of standby.
The size of the screen was not discussed by Otellini or Smith, but the price near $200 gives an idea that devices will have smaller sized screens.
The customers can expect devices running on Bay Trail chip available in the holiday season.
Yesterday, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced its quarterly earnings of 40 cents on revenue of $12.60 billion. The earnings were a bit lower than the analyst expectations of 41 cents per share on sales of $12.61 billion.