Asus, Acer, Toshiba to unveil Windows 8, RT tablets
Windows tablets from Asus and Toshiba at Computex should tell us more about the progress of Windows RT.
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 next week, according to Bloomberg.
A Windows RT-based Toshiba tablet is using Texas Instruments' silicon, according to Bloomberg.
This jibes with what sources have told CNET. 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.
One of the burning questions is whether conference goers will actually be able to use the devices. To date, Windows RT tablets displayed at trade shows and conferences have been inaccessible -- always encased in glass.
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.
Separately, below is an Asus teaser that appears to be showing a device that runs both Windows and Android.