The post over on the Building Windows 8 blog goes into great detail about the new variation of Windows but the exciting news is that there are now multiple confirmed vendors who will be pushing Windows RT products.
For a quick refresher, Windows RT will be the low cost version of Windows table ecosystem. It is the stripped down version of Windows 8 designed for computers with ARM-based processors. Windows RT will only run in the new start screen/modern UI, and will not have access to traditional desktop apps outside of a few exceptions.
Since these devices will have low power ARM-based chips, they’ll have some features you’d expect to see in smartphones or tablets rather than laptop computers. That includes long battery life for viewing movies, web surfing, or other activities — and hundreds of hours of connected standby time (allowing you to download email messages and other status updates from the internet while the screen is off).
While we are not any closer to price points or full blown specs for the unannounced tablets, the more that hit the marketplace the better as options only benefit the consumers. With more products on the shelves, the tablets will be priced competitively and will hopefully be an attractive option this holiday season.
The tablet that you see above is the ASUS Tablet 600 that will come with 10.1in panel, IPS display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 Quad-core CPU with 12-core GPU, 8MP rear camera and more which you can read about here.