There was a time a hundred bucks might get you a decent computer accessory like a high end mouse, or speakers, but a full-fledged computer? Unheard of until now.
Recent price breakthroughs in Intel-based tablets and special offers from Microsoft have produced a slew of great tablet deals at $100-$200 for full-fledged Windows 8.1 tablets in the 7- to 8-inch display range.
There are some interesting advantages to these new tablets for businesses and enterprises looking to mobilize their workforce beyond just the low price, though that’s a significant benefit. For example, not only is say a Toshiba Encore Mini WT7 Signature Edition tablet a steal at [...]
In comments first reported by Business Insider, Whitman appeared angered by Microsoft’s decisions to launch the Surface tablets and to bail out competitor Dell, and also inferred frustration at the collapse of the once-dominant Wintel partnership.
“HP’s traditional highly profitable markets face significant disruption,” said Whitman, who saw HP take an 11% hit in the PC business in August.
“Wintel devices are being challenged by ARM-based devices. We are seeing profound changes in the competitive landscape. Current partners like Intel and Microsoft are turning from partners to outright competitors.”
Whitman says that HP now has [...]