Windows 8 tablet makers named

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 21 2012 @ 20:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports Windows 8 x86 tablets from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek will be launched in October, while Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek are expected to debut Windows 8 on ARM (WoA) tablets in early 2013.
In line with Microsoft's release of Windows 8 in September-October, first-tier vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer are developing x86-based tablets for launch in October, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Vendors including Samsung Electronics, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek are expected to launch Windows 8 on ARM (WoA) tablet PCs in early 2013, the sources indicated. However, Nokia may take the initiative to launch 10-inch WoA tablets equipped with Qualcomm processors in November 2012, the sources claimed.

x86 platforms have the advantage of a complete supply chain, whereas ARM appeals by lower costs, the sources noted.

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