Microsoft will reduce prices for touchscreen devices running Windows 8




Microsoft will reduce prices for touchscreen devices running Windows 8

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By 2014, major computer markets by 80 percent overrun sensor devices based on Windows 8, says British tabloid The Inquirer, quoting the management of the company Microsoft. Speaking at the event, Future of Touch Panel in the Computex technology exhibition , which these days takes place in Taipei, CEO of Microsoft OEM Engineering Services Christian Cox promised that Windows 8.1 with the support of industry partners and touch computers fully meet the expectations of end-users, as it is its time to make smartphones.

“In the next few months, the rate of penetration will increase significantly. Boom touchscreen devices running Windows 8, which will be in 2014, will affect the developing and some large markets such as the United States, “- said Cox.

According to him, the low penetration of touch screens is due to focus on the premium segment of the market where prices exceed $ 700.

“We entered the market with touchscreen functionality, focused on a $ 600 device. For holidays, we expect lower prices to 220-250 dollars. In the range of 300-600 dollars and there will be changes, “- he said.

By 2014, Microsoft plans to reduce the cost of one-inch touch screen with 8.4 to 1.5-2 dollars. His contribution to the penetration of touchscreen devices on the market should introduce a package of upgrades Windows 8.1.

A preliminary version of the operating system Windows 8.1 Microsoft plans to unveil on June 26 at Build conference for developers.
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