Microsoft’s Build Conference is next week and we’ll see if Windows 8 on a tablet can give the iPad a run for its money. Now, rumors suggest that Samsung will have a quad-core tablet ready for the event and these will likely be given away to attendees. Lucky me.
The report suggests that the quad-core processor will likely be the NVIDIA Kal-El we’ve lusted after for many months, as Windows 8 is definitely coming to ARM and Intel doesn’t have this type of chip ready yet. While Samsung is building the tablet itself, the rumblings suggest that Microsoft designed it, which keeps in line with rumors we’ve heard before.
The Windows 8 tablet is supposed to be the next step in computing, as you should be able to dock it at home for a traditional computing experience but take it on the go for a multitouch-friendly tablet experience. This hardware will likely just be a developer tool and not a final product but you can be sure that we’ll see some version of this Samsung Windows 8 tablet land for mass-market consumption.
The tablet effect is very real, just ask HP or Acer. This Samsung Windows 8 tablet will be an important step in understanding whether Microsoft is going to continue to be as big of a player in computing as it has been for the last 20 years.
I will be at Build next week and we’ll be live-blogging the heck out of the keynotes and digging through any piece of hardware we stumble upon. Keep it locked on IntoMobile for the latest, friends.