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Windows 8 tablets with Intel Clover Trail chip still in short supply

In September, Intel formally announced its new Atom Z2760 processor, better known by its code name "Clover Trail". The dual-core low power chip was designed specifically to run Windows 8 and Intel got a number of PC makers such as HP, Dell, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, ZTE and others to create tablets that would have the Clover Trail processor running things inside.

It's now been three weeks since Microsoft made Windows 8 generally available to the public, and PC makers have released lots of desktops, laptops and hybrids with Intel's older Core processors. However, it appears that many of the planned Windows 8 tablets with the new Clover Trail chip are not for sale yet, and those few that have been released are either in short supply or not in stock with major online retailers.

A quick check on NewEgg.com shows that the Samsung ATIV Smart PC with the Atom Z2760 chip is now in stock at the well-known retailer, but the Acer Iconia W510, shown above, is currently out of stock. Amazon.com does have both tablets available to purchase. However, both products are in very short supply on that web site, with only a handful available of each tablet for sale.

At the moment, the Samsung and Acer tablets appear to be the only "Clover Trail" based Windows 8 devices that are currently available to purchase. The other announced tablets from Asus, Lenovo and others have not yet been released. That includes the Dell Latitude 10, which is not scheduled to go on sale until December, as is the HP Envy X2. The HP ElitePad 900 is not scheduled to be released until January 2013.

At the moment, it appears that if you want a new Windows 8 based machine with Clover Trail inside, you might want to wait a few more months until more devices are generally available.

Source: NewEgg.com | Image via Acer

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