Chinese makers have given Microsoft’s Windows OS a new lease of life with their low cost tablet offerings. These usually come with licenced, genuine copies of the Windows OS and sport some decent build quality. We saw Pipo and Cube try their hand at it, and here’s another maker in Ramos who doesn’t mind taking a shy.
Although the Ramos i8 Pro has been talked about previously, there was no sign of a launch date. However, advance a little over 10 days and we know when Ramos will showcase the Windows 8.1 powered tablet — June 9th. With Microsoft allowing manufacturers to pre-install Windows (if the screen size is under a certain limit, that is) free of cost, you can expect the i8 Pro to fall in the league of similarly spec’d Android tablets price-wise, which may or may not give the i8 Pro an upper hand depending on your usage pattern.
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As you’d guess from the name, the i8 Pro will come with an 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, which would also be accepting touch inputs. Under the hood, it will run on an Intel Atom Z3740 CPU along with a good 2GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage. Shutterbugs might be in for a surprise as the device is expected to sport an 8 mega-pixel rear shooter along with a 2 mega-pixel front, to take care of the casual photography and video calling.
Alright, so you would you ditch Android for a device like this one, if it priced at say around the 200 Euro mark? The last time we played with a Chinese Windows based tablet, we were pretty impressed!Via]
Not €200 ..but $ 200..will have to be the price..to move this in India..at ₹ 12000 this tab will garner market share from Android..
But then taxes on mobiles are lower in India than Europe.
I’d probably buy this and put Android or something nice on it, haha :D. Hope it’s doable but with UEFI and crap you never know.
It will support Android, that I’m sure of. I’m not sure you can install another OS on it.