Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Wintel Tablets to Start at $599, Enjoy Higher Adoption Than WoA Tablets

Wintel (slang for Windows+Intel architecture) tablets, which launch along with Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system, which grab a greater market-share than WoA (Windows on ARM) tablets by the end of 2012, DigiTimes research predicts. This, despite the fact that the x86 and ARM versions of the operating system will be released simultaneously. PC majors such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, ASUStek and Toshiba, have all pledged 1-3 models of Wintel tablets by the end of 2012. Although still an emerging market-segment, tablets will see a clash between x86 and ARM architectures, as they are wooing for the same exact class of devices for the first time in computing history. Intel has made a lot of progress in miniaturizing the Atom processor, while led by the likes of Qualcomm and NVIDIA, ARM processors are getting stronger.

Sources: DigiTimes, PCLaunches
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11 Comments on Wintel Tablets to Start at $599, Enjoy Higher Adoption Than WoA Tablets

#3
pr0n Inspector
In that pic: INTEL... Microsoft... MacBook Air....
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#4
Super XP
Ummm, $600 for a tablet? Right, I am running out the door to pre-order one :rolleyes:
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#5
Fourstaff
by: Super XP
Ummm, $600 for a tablet? Right, I am running out the door to pre-order one :rolleyes:
Calm down, its just an ultrabook without a keyboard
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#6
xaira
whats the point of an x86 tablet without

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#7
redeye
um, can you say 2048x1536... if you can not get that resolutoin in a tablet for less then 499, 16Gb... WALK AWAY otherwise it is going to be a :nutkick:

seriously, what is the point of wintel tablets...a 599 tablet, so you can say it runs windows 8?... and it will have a lower resolution than the competition, will not run games that run on a pc (because that GPU will be weak!.)
will need a docking station for the keyboard, just to make it like a laptop. and a weaker laptop at that.
this will require engineering that history shows that these companies won't provide...

so, if you need a Wintel tablet, suck it up, and buy a LAPTOP:toast:, otherwise suck it up, and buy an APPLE tablet.:D
in the end it really is :respect: to apple... for their tablet.
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#8
babash*t
Well, 'wintel' just sounds like a Chinese rip-off of an Intel product... that's actually what I thought of 1st time I saw the name
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#9
dzero
It will really come down to the weight, battery life, and design. x86 and x64 already have the "apps" but if manufacturers can squeeze out something that is comparable to first generation ARM tablets in size and weight then they might work.
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#10
Kantastic
by: btarunr
Wintel (slang for Windows+Intel architecture) tablets, which launch along with Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system, which grab a greater market-share than WoA (Windows on ARM) tablets by the end of 2012, DigiTimes research predicts.
I think you meant 'will' grab a greater market share?

PS - Feel free to delete this post after fixing!
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#11
Mussels
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if the arm tablets cant run x86 apps, they'll be far less popular. people will get confused that a windows tablet cant run windows apps (without researching x86 vs arm) and then they'll tell everyone "dont go there, its a piece of shit and not REALLY windows!"
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