Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung Windows RT tablets confirmed

We have seen quite a few tablets surface over the past few weeks and now Microsoft has confirmed some of the launch partners for Windows RT tablets. Along with the Asus 600, Dell, Samsung and Lenovo will also be selling Windows RT tablets in the near future.

The post over on the Building Windows 8 blog goes into great detail about the new variation of Windows but the exciting news is that there are now multiple confirmed vendors who will be pushing Windows RT products.

For a quick refresher, Windows RT will be the low cost version of Windows table ecosystem. Windows RT will only run in the new start screen/modern UI, and will not have access to traditional desktop apps outside of a few exceptions.

While we are not any closer to price points or full blown specs for the unannounced tablets, the more that hit the marketplace the better as options only benefit the consumers. With more products on the shelves, the tablets will be priced competitively and will hopefully be an attractive option this holiday season.  

The tablet that you see above is the ASUS Tablet 600 that will come with 10.1in panel, IPS display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 Quad-core CPU with 12-core GPU, 8MP rear camera and more which you can read about here.

Source: Building Windows 8

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I'd love to purchase a Windows RT tablet as it is supposedly lighter and thinner and runs longer on battery power than the iPad but if it doesn't proviode access to the standard desktop whenever needed (apart from a few limited instances) then I will have to wait for the Windows Pro tablet and hope it isn't too heavy or bulky as I need a tablet/PC that will help at work and play.

I'd love to purchase a Windows RT tablet as it is supposedly lighter and thinner and runs longer on battery power than the iPad but if it doesn't proviode access to the standard desktop whenever needed (apart from a few limited instances) then I will have to wait for the Windows Pro tablet and hope it isn't too heavy or bulky as I need a tablet/PC that will help at work and play.

the attractiveness of these Windows RT devices is directly dependent on how good the Modern-style apps are. (****, I almost said Metro)

Looks like Dell and Samsung are well placed to bundle WP8 devices with these, that will be interesting to see if they do and how it all works out for the mobile OS if the tablets are a hit.

efjay said,
Looks like Dell and Samsung are well placed to bundle WP8 devices with these, that will be interesting to see if they do and how it all works out for the mobile OS if the tablets are a hit.

They could make a good business package, phone plus tablet/hybrid deal.

I hope Asus releases the 3 Transformer Books as well. I'd love that Core i7 13 or 14" version maxed out especially if I can get the dock with the extra HD and discrete graphics card for my Steam games. I'd be willing to part with $1200 for it.

bcrx7 said,

I was going to say: where is Acer to cry...

Maybe this is exactly why they're making a fuss in the first place? They got left out of the group so they're mad.