Devices that run Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 made to run on ARM-based processors, will be very hard to find when Windows 8 launches later this year, at least according to one story. News.com reports via unnamed sources that NVIDIA is the furthest along with its Windows RT plans, with one source claiming that its chip may be used in Windows RT products sold by Asus and Lenovo.
The story claims that these products may be a pure tablet, a regular notebook or a hybrid tablet-notebook design, such as the one that Lenovo has demonstrated in the past few months
The same story claims that a ARM-based processor from Qualcomm may be used inside a Windows RT device sold by HP. However, that product may not be released until 2013. The story adds that the much rumored Windows 8 tablet from Nokia could also have a Qualcomm created chip inside.
Texas Instruments has also announced plans to offer an ARM-based processor that can run Windows RT. However, there's no word on which PC makers will sign up to use a TI chip.
By contrast, Intel is expected to have many Windows 8-based tablet devices, using the regular x86 version of Windows 8, available for sale this year. The latest rumors claim that the first Intel-based Windows 8 tablets could go on sale in November.
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