Microsoft to launch quad-core tablets
Tablets will be loaded with Windows 7 but can be upgraded to Windows 8 which is said to be more tablet friendly
Microsoft is in the process of building a quad core processor-powered tablet which will release alongside the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.
Claims state that Windows 8 can handle a wide range of computer hardware, all the way from PC's to tablets to smartphones. It will also work with ARM and Intel architecture systems along with touch and conventional displays.
Microsoft Research is touted to soon hand out prototypes even if the tablet is not commercially available for a while. Apparently the idea is that it will keep Windows developers loyal, while also showing OEMs and partners that Microsoft too will be a tablet player.
The Windows tablets are said to have an eight-hour battery life, will feature 10-inch HD screens and 1080p Full HD playback. The first tablets that will arrive on the scene will run Windows 7 but will be Windows 8 ready.
Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and ST-Ericcson have all said that they will come out with quad-core chips by the end of this year.