Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 series tablets will be manufactured by Dell and Asus as well, the PC giant has announced. Notably, Samsung, HP and Lenovo are also making the Windows 8 based tablets.
Announcing this in a blog (MSDN blog), Microsoft said, “If you are following Windows RT, perhaps you have taken note of the Asus Tablet 600 (Windows RT) announcement or Microsoft’s own Surface RT news. Along with Asus, we are excited to share that there will be ARM-based PC designs from Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung running Windows RT.”
The Surface tablet with Windows RT (Windows on ARM) will be powered by an ARM family processor. Measuring just 9.3mm thin, this Surface tablet is the first PC to come with a special VaporMg casing. The VaporMg process basically intends to take selected materials and mold the metal components to gain the as thin as possible finish on the chassis.
These tablet PCs come with the Touch Cover and Type Cover accessories. The Touch Cover comes in a colourful lay out with pressure-sensitive technology which senses keystrokes as gestures and allows touch typing faster than the on-screen keyboard on the display.
The tablets will break cover in the month of October along with the launch of Windows 8 operating system.