Windows 8If you were hoping for ARM notebooks running Windows 8 next year, it looks like you’ll need to wait a little bit longer. The folks over at DigiTimes have recently reported that Windows 8 ARM notebooks will only make an official appearance at the end of 2012 and will start arriving on the market in June.

If the sources turn out to be true, it looks like Intel will have more time to shape up its mobile processors to compete against the low-powered but powerful ARM processors that will be used to power next gen Windows notebooks. However, with no official release date of Windows 8 in sight, there’s no way to tell if the notebooks will even be announced at the end of 2012. But what we do know is that with Windows 8 being ARM-compatible, it looks like the reign of Wintel (Windows + Intel) could be coming to an end.

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