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.