The price for the manufacturer of Windows 8.1 is "0 dollar", cheap Windows 8.1 tablet also appeared?

MicrosoftFree Windows 8.1 to manufacturers for tablets smaller than 9 "Although announced as "Intel-based tablet, the price list for manufacturers that listed the condition that Windows 8.1 becomes free and the tablet license fee less than 10.1 inches etc. was released.

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Microsoft OEM Partner CenterAccording to the manufacturer's price list published by the company, the price of "Windows 8.1 with Bing" and "Windows 8.1 with Bing + Office 365 Personal" are both 10 dollars (about 1200 yen) for tablets less than 9 inches. However, because there is a $ 10 discount as "Configuration discount", it is practically "0 dollar". The tablet price of 10.1 inches or less is 25 dollars (about 3000 yen), but since there is also a discount, it is priced to be real 15 dollars (about 1800 yen).

"Configuration discount" means to set the terminal's default search engine to Bing search, to set the default page of the pre-installed browserMSN.comThe default setting can be changed by the user. Also note that even with a free license for 12 months of Office 365, the license fee on the manufacturer side is set to the same price, which makes it easier for manufacturers to offer low price Windows 8.1 tablets.

Furthermore, alreadyTechnical preview version also releasedAlthough it is Windows 10 of the next Windows OS that is being done,According to The Information, It is a hybrid OS that can be used on smartphones and laptops, and we are also considering support for Android applications. Regarding the truth of these pieces of information, Japan time is January 22, Thursday, Thursday,Windows 10 Media Briefing"It is seen as revealed. You can watch on-demand on the following page, so please look forward to GIGAZINE real-time relay scheduling as well!

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