With many of the initial batch of Windows 8 Tablets approaching and exceeding $1,000, the chances of Microsoft gaining market share in the tablet space seemed slim. Fast forward a few months later and there are many Windows 8 tablets being offered at under $500. Among these upcoming tablets are the Intel Bay Trail tablets. These quad core Atom tablets are expected to ship this holiday season with prices starting at $399.
In the video above, Mobile Geeks go hands-on with several Bay Trail devices. One disappointing thing to note, apparently these devices will get only six hours of battery life. Like Mobile Geeks, I hope that this doesn’t turn out to be the case. In order for the platform to succeed, there must be compelling sub-$500 Windows 8 tablets that can compete with the likes of Apple iPad and top Android Tablets.