Microsoft is pushing its operating system to more devices by it making cheaper for OEMs. A new version of Windows 8.1 is coming to devices at Computex 2014 dubbed as Windows 8.1 with Bing.
Of course, a cheaper price comes with a trade-off. The cheaper version of Windows 8.1 is shipping to devices with Bing as the default search engine within Internet Explorer. That is actually not a bad deal because you can still change your default search engine and internet browser. Microsoft is making this move to ragain their lost ad revenues.
The only ‘victim’ here are the non-tech savvy consumers who don’t mind using Bing and Internet Explorer. For OEMs, this will reduce the cost to install licensed Windows 8.1 from $50 to $15. The $35 saving per device will lead to less-expensive devices in the future.