We know Computex will involve nothing less than a deluge of new laptops, but if we believe Bloomberg, it’s going to be a Windows 8 tablet-topia as well. Hot on the heels of the Windows 8 Release Preview, it’s claimed by the ever-present “people with knowledge of the matter” that Acer, ASUS and Toshiba will all be showing tablets with the new OS at the Taipei show. ASUS will reportedly get the star treatment at Microsoft’s keynote and show off Transformer-style Windows 8 tablets that we suspect are hinted at in ASUS’ slightly cryptic trailers. Processor loyalties could be split across the wider group, though: ASUS is said to be spreading the love by showing both an Intel-based tablet as well as one using NVIDIA’s ARM-powered Tegra line, but Acer’s previously rumored tablet is poised to go the Intel-only route, and Toshiba’s may exist solely in a TI OMAP-based ARM camp. It’s not apparent if anyone else will join the Windows 8 tablet frenzy, although Qualcomm is expected to show yet another Snapdragon-running test device. We’ll be on the ground at Computex next week, so you can be sure that we’ll give you the full rundown on Windows 8’s opening salvo.
Tips have Acer, ASUS and Toshiba showing Windows 8 tablets at Computex, color us unsurprised originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:41:00 EST.