Digitimes: Windows 8 ARM tablets to arrive before the end of the year

METRO_Ballmer-Tablet2Digitimes, who has their ears to the ground when it comes to the Taiwanese ODM world, reports that Windows 8 tablet PCs running ARM will start appearing before the end of the year.

They note that these ARM-based devices will not however replace powerful desktops running Intel chips.

They also say that notebook OEMs are taking a cautious approach, and are unlikely to rush into the market with these new tablets. 

Steve Ballmer has earlier said Windows 8 tablets should reach the market in 2012, and a leaked roadmaps have previously shown that Q1 2012 is being targeted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11814278 Chris Woelfel

    I can’t wait to see the UI.

  • rsgx

    How so, when Win8 is only due out next year?

    Either way, I really look forward to these as well.

    • http://fxfp.com/ Alex F.

      Perhaps the tablet edition will be released earlier?

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal JImmy Fallon


  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal JImmy Fallon

    AND by the way, there isn’t a PAD on EARTH that will replace a desktop computer unless all you do is type a few emails, and jerk off in front of the screen, and since its like a plate, maybe onto the screen.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XAN4EDQQQNLLOICYYMSOS3TMUA doni

      Would not want to borrow your ‘pad! :)

      • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal JImmy Fallon

        I was referring to yours.

    • http://fxfp.com/ Alex F.

      Oh, so that’s why they do the tablets without sharp edges!

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