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Report: ARM-based Windows 8 Notebooks to Arrive in mid-2013

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    Report: ARM-based Windows 8 Notebooks to Arrive in mid-2013


    Windows 8 will be the first version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system to support ARM-based chips. When you’re asked to imagine ARM-based devices running Windows 8, isn’t it hard to think beyond tablets? But that is not the case with NVIDIA and Qualcomm, who are said to be banking on the Windows on ARM (WoA) platform to make a dent in the notebook market.

    According to Digitimes, its sources at notebook vendors have revealed that although WoA platform will debut with tablets in late 2012, notebooks featuring ARM chips and running Windows won’t arrive anytime before June the following year.
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    Makes sense - especially for the next generation Netbooks. Both Nvidea and Qualcom have ARM Quad processors with up to 2.5GHz in the pipeline. And thiose have powerful graphics facilities. Compare that to the poor Atom processors.

    These are the current Tegra 3 specs as compared to the Tegra 2.

    And here is a Tegra 3 tablet that is not very different than a netbook+. And rather than Ice Cream, it could very well be Windows 8 when available.
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Report: ARM-based Windows 8 Notebooks to Arrive in mid-2013
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