Acer will exhibit its Windows 8-based tablet at Computex Taipei 2012 event which is to take place during June 5-9, Digitimes has reported quoting industry sources.
Acer is likely to use Intel’s Clover Trail platform in the tablet. The inclusion of Intel chips would make it a good option for the enterprise segment. The tablet will offer support for legacy applications that companies use internally.
Windows 8 operating system will also support ARM based architecture, and there is a possibility that Acer and other tablet manufacturers might offer a range of tablets with both ARM based architectures (such as Nvidia Tegra and Qualcomm Snapdragon), and Intel processor based architectures.
While tablets with ARM architecture are likely to be marketed as consumer tablets, Intel based ones are to be sold as enterprise focused products.
The screen size of the tablet is likely to be greater than 10 inch supporting high definition resolution. The tablets based on Windows 8 are likely to be made available for purchase in September-October time frame.
Digitimes has also reported that Windows 8 based tablets won’t be cheap since Microsoft’s Windows 8 licensing fees will significantly increase production costs.