Despite Windows 8 still being some way off, reports are
suggesting that we may be set to see a quad-core Windows 8 tablet as soon as
Yes, that’s right folks, a Windows 8 tablet could be unveiled
by Microsoft at a conference it is holding next week, bringing some much
welcome competition to the tablet OS market, rivalling iOS and Android.
Microsoft executive, Steven Sinofsky, who has been recently
been giving us some insight into the new-look Windows 8, is set to be the man to unvile the much anticipated tablet. While Sinofsky has
so far been limiting his revalations to the Building Windows 8 blog, next week
will be a little different.
Sinofsky is set to address the audience at Microsoft’s annual BUILD developers’
conference in Anaheim, California
next week on 13 September at 9am and will show off a quad-core tablet.
The manufacturer is likely to be Samsung, according to the Korea
Economic Daily, and the slate will indeed be powered by a quad-core processor. This is almost
certainly of the ARM variety and could be the much vaunted Kal-El processor
from Nvidia, which it claims will be on the market before the end of 2011.
Microsoft has previously said that it would be giving away a
quad-core tablet to every developer at the conference even giving a brief glimpse of the device (above).
With consumer versions of the Windows 8 tablets not going to
be available for another 12 months or so, the reveal next week will give us an indication of just
how tailored Windows 8 will be for touch interfaces – and indeed if there is going to be a touch-specific version of the operating system.