Smaller screen resolutions will be possible with the upcoming refresh to Microsoft’s platform. A seven-inch Windows 8 tablet was shown off at Computex. It not only demonstrates how the OS runs on a smaller form factor, but this reference tablet is also powered by Intel’s brand new Intel “Atom” Bay-Trail M processor, introduced at Computex, among other chips.
This reference tablet — don’t look for it on store shelves — is codenamed Lyon and is made by ODM Inventec. It packs a seven-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution; 2GB of RAM (could be equipped with 4- or 8GB); 64- and 128GB internal storage flavors (expandable via microSD); WiFi N; 3G or LTE radio capabilities; a 2,400mAh battery. Since it’s a reference model, the specs can be changed, but it could cost as low as $350. Check out how a seven-inch Windows 8 tablet will look and operate.