We’d heard reports about Android-powered notebooks that would be shipping later this year, and Intel has taken the stage to shed some more light on those Androidbooks. According to Intel, these new notebooks will be very aggressively priced, coming in at just $200, and many of them are definitely going to be running Android instead of Windows 8. And yes, these are touchscreen PCs that Android can completely take advantage of, complete with Intel’s Atom CPUs that have performed extremely well in benchmarks.
Intel’s executive vice president, Dadi Perlmutter, said many of these notebooks will likely be “convertible” notebooks; they can essentially be a tablet or a laptop, depending on what the user needs in a particular circumstance. Perlmutter did also say there will be higher end Android notebooks running on Intel’s Core line of processors, as well as the cheaper Atom processors.