Acer, Toshiba, and Asus are set to unveil tablets running Microsoft’s new and much anticipated Windows 8 Operating System next week at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan. This is according to Bloomberg, which cites unnamed sources who are “people with knowledge of the matter.”
There has been other hardware that were designed to support Windows 8 like Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga and Intel’s Cove Point but these new tablets being introduced will be the first in the tablet category. They are meant squarely to take on the dominance of the tablet market by Apple’s ubiquitous iPad and follows the recent unveiling of the official Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview.
The Bloomberg report mentions that Acer will display a tablet running on Windows 8 while Toshiba will show a tablet and a notebook-type device at Computex. Asustek will display tablets with detachable keyboards not unlike its current lineup of Transformer models.
Asus will unveil one tablet based on the NVidia ARM based chip called Tegra and another running on an Intel chip. The ARM-based chips are manufactured by Samsung and power the iPad devices.
Toshiba will also be revealing an ARM-based device while Acer is sticking with Intel.
These devices are expected to go on sale with the expected release of Windows 8 in October of this year.