First tablet PCs powered by Intel processors and running operating system Windows 8 will be released in November of 2012, reports CNET News reports citing reliable sources.
Resource says that in the first wave about a dozen variants of gadgets will be released. Some of them are tablets, and some would be hybrids, i.e. laptops with touch screens.
The source also noted that in the beginning all the devices will be stuffed with dual-core Intel Atom processors, code-named Clover Trail. It comes with 32-nanometer process technology. Later on, these will be followed by devices with Ivy Bridge chips, but informant didn’t disclose the exact release date.
It is also reported that Intel is also working on one more version of Atom processor called Bay Trail based on 22-nm process technology.
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Tablets with Intel processors will run one of three editions of Microsoft operating system – Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise. Tablets on ARM chips will run Windows RT.
It is expected that the companies that will produce tablets with Windows Eight, include Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo. Some suggest Finnish giant Nokia is also preparing to release Windows 8 running tablet PCs.
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