Steven Sinofsky from Windows is expected to give the people at the BUILD conference a glimpse at a tablet running on Microsoft’s much-awaited Windows 8 OS. A source claims that this Samsung tablet will be based on Intel, and will be exposed to meet the verdict of participants in the conference. It is not sure whether other tablets, possibly running with ARM processors, can be witnessed. Nvidia is expected to produce quad core chips for smartphones and tablets before 2012.
This would be a surprise to many, since Windows 8 tablets were anticipated to get their processors from suppliers such as Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and even Nvidia. As we all know, Nvidia is the same chip supplier servicing tablets from Samsung, Motorola and Samsung. These all carry the Android OS.
There is a reason why most tablet PCs and smartphones carry ARM processors. It is because these are more efficient in power management and consumption, as compared to others, say Intel processors. Intel has supposedly worked around this. There are now power efficient versions of the Sandy Bridge Core i series chips. These chips are set to power Ultrabook laptops. These are laptops that measure at 0.6 inches in thickness. For comparison, this is the same thickness found in most tablet PCs.
Windows 7 discussions aside, Windows 8 was clearly built with tablet PCs in mind. We all have to wait and try this in action to better appreciate it.
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