By Shailesh Shrivastava | Apr 29, 2013 12:59 PM EDT
Many of us love our Android smartphones and tablets because of the smoothness and freedom they give, but when it comes to work and productivity, Android is not something many consider an option. However, the day may be coming when people will be typing lengthy reports on Android-based notebooks.
The hint was dropped by Intel's outgoing CEO Paul Otellini just a week ago, saying that the price of touch-enabled notebooks will be coming down very fast.
"I think people are attracted to touch, and the touch price points today are still fairly high, and they're coming down very rapidly over the next couple of quarters," Otellini said.
After this statement, people believed the Intel head was talking about Windows 8-based notebooks and the pricing comment was related to Microsoft in particular.
However, Intel's executive vice president and chief product officer Dadi Perlmutter has now said that a large section of touch-enabled notebooks will run Android. Perlmutter, talking to CNET, explained that since Android is free and Windows 8 is not, managing the price level of a notebook up to $200 is more practical with the device running Android as its platform than Windows 8.
According to Perlmutter, the $200 notebook will just be the entry-level machine and will be powered by Intel's Atom processor. However, there also will be high-end machines that will run on Intel's Core processors and will be priced at $399 to $499.
The notebooks are not going to be like the conventional notebooks but they will be the detachable ones that can be used as a tablet and when required, can be attached to the keyboard for real work.
So far we have the Asus Transformer and HP Envy X2 with same designs, but the prices of these products are really high, and that's the biggest drawback and the reason they are not able to find a good response in terms of number of units sold.
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