Lenovo will launch the first Windows 8 Tablet PC
Since Microsoft launched Windows 8 Customer Preview, many computer manufacturers are racing to be the first to market with Windows 8 Tablet. So who will be the first to offer Windows 8 Tablet?
According to a new report from Verge, Lenovo is internally planning to be the very first manufacturer to release a Windows 8 tablet and the operating system will ship on October.
Related source wouldn't provide any details on the slate, save that it will use an intel chip, but we already saw one possible machine at CES: the 13.3-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. The Yoga, a 13.3-inch convertible that also functions as an ultrabook-style laptop certainly represents a break from the two established consumer tablet segments, the 10-inch category dominated by Apple's iPad and the more affordable 7-inch, media consumption devices represented by Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet.
Of course, Lenovo isn't the only company building Windows 8 slates, as Dell, HP, Nokia and Asus are vying for a piece of the action.
So far HP has confirmed that their Windows 8 Tablet will be on hand at the end of 2012 and Dell also announced that they will launch Windows 8 Tablet as soon as possible.
Nokia, which has tightened its relationship with Microsoft in recent years, is also supposed to be working closely with the software giant on a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet for release before the year is out.
Hewlett-Packard and Asus are other names that are being bandied about by the Windows 8 tablet rumor mill.
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