Asus, Acer, and Toshiba will roll out a mix of tablets based on both Windows 8 and Windows RT at the hardware-centric Computex trade show in June second week.
Windows 8 will run on chips from Intel, while Windows RT is powered by ARM chips from Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.
One Asus tablet reportedly uses an Nvidia chip. Asus and Lenovo are expected to bring out Windows RT tablets built around Nvidia Tegra 3 chips.
A Windows RT-based Toshiba tablet is using Texas Instruments’ silicon.
Only a handful of Windows RT devices will be released initially from vendors such as Asus, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, and possibly Hewlett-Packard, as Microsoft wades slowly into new Windows waters. Windows RT is the first mainstream desktop-class Microsoft OS to run on ARM processors.
Acer, meanwhile, will show a Windows 8 device running on top of an Intel chip, according to Bloomberg. And Asus will show off a second device based on an Intel chip.
Meanwhile, Asus is said to be working on a device that runs both Windows and Android.
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