Windows 8 Tablets… what I’ve spotted so far

We all would love to see the list of Windows 8 tablet machines…but for the moment the OEMs are largely keeping their powder dry.

However I have pulled together what I have spotted so far … which is certainly enough to keep me excited 🙂 Be warned … some are simply rumours!

In date order:

September 2011: Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview

The “Build tablet” reviewed on techradar.

January: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga “multi-position notebook” aka notebook/tablet

This sweet looking machine was unveiled in January 2012. I’m currently using a Lenovo W520 and rate Lenovo machines highly.

This one comes in at 3.1 pounds with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. Read more on tom’s guide and on Wikipedia


February: Windows 8 Consumer Preview event

Included the Samsung preview slate from Build, Lenovo U300 (not a tablet) and devices from Texas Instruments and Qualcomm

Watch the video where we showed off some of the hardware.

Read coverage of the event.

April 16th: Intel Cove Point Ultrabook-Tablet Hybrid

12.5-inch screen, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port


Photos Intel

They also showed this interesting take on Windows 8.

From this:


To this when you close the lid. Yes… that is Windows 8 peaking out underneath:


Read more on Wired.

Go 1:10 into the video

April 27th: HP Tablet Rumour

Rumour reported on zdnet/neowin of a HP 10.1 inch tablet with  8 to 10 hours of battery and slightly thinner than an iPad.

Read more on zdnet.

May 15th: Windows 8 Ultrabook Intel reference design

Nothing new from April above but you can read more on engadget.

May 24th: Dell Tablet Rumour

Rumour reported on neowin of a 10.1inch tablet, 2GB RAM and  running Intel Clover Trail Atom Dual Core with up to 12 hours of battery life.

Read more on neowin.

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