The cheapest new 15.6-inch Windows laptop I have ever seen is on sale for $159 until Sunday, with the T-Bao Tbook R8 cut from a recent launch price of $249: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/T-bao-Tbook-R8—White-380300.html
It’s available in either white or blue. But the real question is if it’s worth it, despite the lowest price ever. It is one of the few laptops to run an Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” processor, a processor intended for smaller mobile devices such as tablets, where it can perform okay with the right firmware. More specifically it is powered by the quad-core 1.44 GHz x5-Z8350 processor, with 4GB of DDR3L RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage, with microSD card support for 128GB more.
So if the firmware is stable and smooth, it will work alright as a laptop for browsing the web. After all, the Cherry Trail processors with Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU can stream 4K video glitch free, and the laptop overall is saved a bit by having at least 4GB RAM.
The 15.6-inch screen even has Full HD resolution with a 1920 x 1080 resolution display, though without a touch screen. The battery life should be decent too, and it has a front camera, though I’m not sure if it’s a 2MP camera or a VGA camera with interpolation.
Wi-Fi is basic, with just 802.11 b/g/n support and Bluetooth 4.0, and it has two full-size USB 2.0 ports, a mini-HDMI port, and a DC jack for the charger.
– Jim Miller