Android Notebooks To Cost $200, Says Intel Corporation (INTC) Exec

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Very soon the Android powered notebooks, running on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s mainstream Core line of processors, will be available for as little as $200, told executive vice president and chief product officer of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Dadi Perlmutter to CNET.

Android Notebooks To Cost $200, Says Intel Corporation (INTC) Exec

Last week, Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ;INTC) predicted that the touch screen PC’s will be available for $200 very soon; he did not reveal the operating system on which these PC’s will be based. However, Dadi Perlmutter said that those notebooks, which will be available for $200, will be powered by the Android operating system and will run on Intel’s Atom mobile processor.

Perlmutter said that the decision of launching a Windows 8 touch screen PC will be wholly of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The executive said that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has a good and advanced technology, which can be very cost effective, but it depends on Microsoft in how it sets the price of its Windows 8 software.

According to estimates, the prices of Windows 8 backed PC’s can be a bit more than that of Androids. Perlmutter said that they are in touch with Microsoft and have discussed the matter. As soon as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) releases any word on the matter, Intel will update.

The dominant player in the chip making industry has been affected recently by the declining sales of the PC’s and is trying hard to come up with new models  The chip maker is hoping that the convertible and detachable models of the PC’s will become popular with the users.

The design and look of the Android notebooks was not discussed by Perlmutter, but there are strong possibilities that the devices could be convertible. The executive is also looking forward to some growth acceleration towards the other half of 2013 and start of 2014 when the new devices will become available.

Perlmutter stated that the Intel Atom Chips will be used by the lowest priced laptops. Devices powered by Intel’s mainstream Core line will be available for $399 to $499. There are chances that some higher-end Atom backed devices will also be available for the same price range.

In 2014, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is set to launch mobile chips on which both LTE and application processor will be integrated on the same piece of silicon. The share of the company in mobile phones is increasing, but Perlmutter is looking forward to even higher numbers in 2014.

Currently, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) should make every effort in gaining customers in the smartphones and tablets segment because the core PC segment of the company is contributing less to the revenues.


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