Details about HP's Windows 8 tablet hardware leaks

HP CEO Meg Whitman has already confirmed this week that it expects to sell x86-based PCs with Windows 8 by the end of 2012. She also said that HP is working to develop a business-themed Windows 8 tablet device. Now a new story claims to have more information about HP's Windows 8 tablet plans.

News.com, reporting via unnamed souces, claims that HP is in fact working on three separate Windows 8 tablet designs. Two of them are using Intel's low powered Atom processor while the third is an ARM-based device with a processor made by Qualcomm.

At least one of the two Intel-based HP tablets is being described as a hybrid product. That could mean that the device could have a screen that can be moved around to operate like a touch screen tablet but then switched to show a laptop-based keyboard for more traditional computing tasks.

Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, claims that one of HP's Windows 8 tablets will have a 10.1 inch screen with a 1,366x768 resolution. Production of this tablet is supposed to start in July, according to Shim.

It seems likely that we will hear even more information in the near future about what other PC makers, such as Dell, Lenovo and Acer, will be making for Windows 8's launch later in 2012.

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Wow, some of you people are amazing. Many of you are quick to adopt the iPad, which is a piece of crap for anything other than entertainment consumption, yet you quickly trash a Win8 tablet that you haven't seen yet. I see some of you post that there's no way the Atom processor could be powerful enough for business, yet you can't give a single example of exactly what business operations you'd need that it couldn't possibly provide USING WIN8. Win8 has lower requirements than Win7 and it will be touch-centric on a tablet. I, on the other hand, am willing to see what these new devices can do before I get a defeatest attitude.

I don't think an Atom tablet would interest me, not if they're anything like the current range of netbooks. An i5/i7 is something i'd like to try though.

Why do you expect Brazos in the first batch of x86 based Windows 8 tablets?

Microsoft is working with intel for the x86 tablets. ARM tablets will be Qualcomm, Nvidia and Texas Instruments. Nobody else is invited.

The company with the largest desktop market share can't make a mobile product successful...

The company with the largest mobile app store can't make a desktop with a market share that compares..

Both really do kick ass...

Just a observation....

Jack O Neill said,

Just a observation....

Unfair comparison to make until MS actually enters the Market, the phones are already better than Iphone with the less # of apps caveat. This is sports man, great comebacks don't really happen in technology, but I feel two pretty big ones coming. Time will tell.

atom... shoot me now... why don't these people learn... brazos... i don't want it to annoy the f out of me when i use it.... brazos, and a high quality battery...

sweatshopking said,
atom... shoot me now... why don't these people learn... brazos... i don't want it to annoy the f out of me when i use it.... brazos, and a high quality battery...

+1

sweatshopking said,
atom... shoot me now...
now all we have to wait for is all the people saying " my windows 8 tablet is so slow, windows 8 sucks" (while using a $300Aus tablet)

sweatshopking said,
atom... shoot me now... why don't these people learn... brazos... i don't want it to annoy the f out of me when i use it.... brazos, and a high quality battery...

Stop trolling, Atom is plenty of power for pretty much everything you need

_Heracles said,

Stop trolling, Atom is plenty of power for pretty much everything you need

Actually, no. A core i5 like that samsung slate will be more like it.

_Heracles said,

Stop trolling, Atom is plenty of power for pretty much everything you need

No just no, the Atom is **** poor and always has been.

sweatshopking said,
atom... shoot me now...

No way I'll buy a atom PC/Tablet, If there's no i5 (ivy Bridge) laptop/tablet (simmilar to the lenovo yoga), then I won't buy one, I'll wait till a good one comes.

FalseAgent said,

Actually, no. A core i5 like that samsung slate will be more like it.

What the hell do you plan to do on a tablet? Play Crysis on it?
I cannot fathom a need for a high end CPU outside of gaming and running ****ty dev tools like GWT.

_Heracles said,

What the hell do you plan to do on a tablet? Play Crysis on it?
I cannot fathom a need for a high end CPU outside of gaming and running ****ty dev tools like GWT.

Since it's Windows 8 we're talking about, I plan on using my tablet as a full desktop-replacement device. The Samsung Series 7 Slate has the power I need.

rfirth said,

Since it's Windows 8 we're talking about, I plan on using my tablet as a full desktop-replacement device. The Samsung Series 7 Slate has the power I need.

Most people do no need more power than the new Atom CPUs deliver.