All the major PC manufacturers are currently busy designing completely new hardware including tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids to launch alongside Windows 8 in the last quarter of this year.
Because Windows 8 has given Windows such a radical overhaul Microsoft need their PC partners to launch completely new hardware to take advantage of it more than ever.
HP had promised to deliver a Windows 7 powered slate to the masses when Microsoft launched Windows 7, but that project got delayed, pushed back and cancelled before HP quietly released a tablet for businesses that didn’t really gain much traction.
According to sources, HP are hard at work on an x86 tablet that will be thinner than the iPad as well as having an impressive 8-10hrs of battery life . It will weigh in at 0.68kg coupled with a 10.1in screen.
The pic here is said to be a rendered image of what this new tablet might look like.
HP are aiming this at the business side of things, as a result it won’t be an ARM processor since ARM based tablets won’t support legacy Windows applications.
If these details about tablet design turn out to be true, HP could be coming out with an appealing tablet which will certainly be a good alternative to the iPad.