Microsoft is Venturing into the Low-Cost Device Market

by Rachel Baker on September 30, 2014

Microsoft has just given proof of taking the low-cost market seriously with these new low-cost tablets and laptops from HP.

Read the Article: Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP

All of these devices will run Windows 8.1 with Bing, the no-cost version that Microsoft is now licensing to its hardware partners. So the company isn’t earning any money directly from the sale. It does have some up-sell opportunities as both the tablets and the laptops come with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal; after the year is up, Microsoft can pick up some additional subscription fees. The tablets and notebooks also include 1 terabyte of OneDrive storage for a year and the HP Stream 8 tablet includes 200 MB of 4G data each month.

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