Intel to release budget laptops and tablets

Intel has revealed it is going to be rolling out budget laptops and tablets that cost from as little as $200 (£128).
While details of the new devices are not set to be fully unveiled until Monday (May 6th), executive vice-president and chief product officer of the tech firm Dadi Perlmutter spoke to CNet about the new line of gadgets.
He said that although low prices are expected for the company’s Android laptops, any products running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are likely to be more expensive.
“We have a good technology that enables a very cost-effective price point,” the expert explained.
Meanwhile, any devices running Intel’s mainstream Core line – instead of its Atom chips – could sell for between $399 and $499.
According to Mr Perlmutter, it is likely the PC market will pick up in the second half of this year and the start of 2014, as a wider range of products become available.
This comes after Intel’s chief executive officer Paul Otellini announced last week that the firm could be launching touchscreen PCs also retailing at as low as $200.