Cheaper Windows devices will come with Windows 8.1

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Do you look at Windows 8 tablets and think that they’re way over priced for what they are? Us too – especially the Atom-powered ones which cost as much as a high end laptop. If you do want a Windows machine, it might pay you to wait a bit for prices to come down.

In our interview with Microsoft SA boss Mteto Nyati over here, he talks about a lot of issues from the poor levels of education at South African universities to the country remains the tech leader in sub-Saharan Africa, no matter what public opinion thinks. But he also talks about more low cost devices along the lines of the Nokia 520 and Huawei phone launched in Nigeria earlier this year and how Windows 8.1, which will be launched officially next week at the BUILD conference in the US, will bring with it even more new form factors and low prices.

Read the rest of the interview to find out more.

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.