Intel’s CEO Paul Ottellini has revealed that there are 20 Windows 8 based tablets in the works from various manufacturers, the devices are expected to launch later this year at the same time as Windows 8.
The 20 tablets are based on Intel’s Clover Trail platform, and he also announced that Intel is expecting to increase the number of Ivy Bridge based ultrabook designs from 110 to 140.
Ultrabooks continue to build momentum, and achieved our volume goals in the first half. We are very pleased with the level of innovation and invention being brought into this category, and are now tracking over 140 Ivy Bridge-based designs in the pipeline. Of those, more than 40 will be touch-enabled, and a dozen will be convertibles. With visibility into this many designs, we are confident that we’ll see $699 systems at retail this fall. We are also tracking more than 20 Windows 8 tablet designs based on our low-power and low-cost Clover Trail Atom SOC, in addition to a number of Core-based tablets.
It will be interesting to see what these new Windows 8 based Intel powered tablets are like, we should see the first ones some time in the fall when Microsoft launches Windows 8.
Source The Verge
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