Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jul 2014 16:37 UTC

Microsoft has announced a pricing offensive versus Google's Chromebooks.

Microsoft is aiming straight for Google's Chromebooks this holiday season. At the company's partner conference today, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that HP is planning to release a $199 laptop running Windows for the holidays. Turner didn't provide specifications for HP's "Stream" device, but he did detail $249 laptop options from Acer and Toshiba. Acer's low-cost laptop will ship with a 15.6-inch screen and a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron processor, and Toshiba's includes a 11.6-inch display. It appears that Intel's Celeron chips will help Microsoft's PC partners push out cheaper devices in the race to the bottom.

Turner also revealed that HP is planning to release 7- and 8-inch versions of its new "Stream" PCs for $99 this holiday season, both running versions of Windows.

Any takers?

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RE: The question is....
by Drumhellar on Mon 14th Jul 2014 18:53 UTC in reply to "The question is...."
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It's full Windows. Windows 8 doesn't have any starter editions - not even regionally available.

The one exception is single-language editions available in China. All versions of Windows 8 can install all language packs. Previously, only Vista and 7 Ultimate allowed this.

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