Toshiba Windows RT tablet shown in new video

Last week at Computex, Toshiba showed off some concept designs for a number of tablets designed for Microsoft's Windows 8. However, it's possible that one or more of these designs may not actually come to store shelves. This week, the AnandTech website posted up a new video showing a Toshiba tablet actually running on Windows RT (also known as Windows 8 ARM).

The tablet had a OMAP 4470 SoC processor from Texas Instrument inside. As you can see in the video above, that processor manages to run though the Windows RT apps pretty quickly. The tablet uses Windows RT on Direct3D 9_3 via the chip's PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor. However, it does does not yet use the 2D composition engine featured on TI's OMAP 4470 chip.

Until now, Microsoft and its Windows RT hardware partners have been keeping the media out of arms reach in terms of demoing or even offering videos of a Windows RT hardware device, so this is a pretty rare public video that shows such a product in action. Hopefully, Microsoft will be able to give the press more hands-on time with Windows RT, and their hardware releases, in the coming weeks and months ahead of Windows 8's official launch later this fall.

Source: AnandTech

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