Windows 8If you think that there are too many tablets on the market to choose from right now, wait until later this year. According to reports online, it looks like there’s going to be a whole bunch of Windows 8 tablet to join the already crowded tablet market. At a recent investor call, Intel’s chief executive, Paul Otellini, announced that the company is tracking more than 20 Windows 8 tablet designs based on its low-power and low-cost Clover Trail Atom SoC in addition to a number of Core-based tablets. There are also a dozen convertible and touch enabled devices based on Ivy Bridge, which suggest hybrid laptop and tablet devices like the Microsoft Surface and ASUS 600.

Windows 8 is scheduled to be released this October, so it won’t be long until we start seeing the market flooded with new tablets running the operating system. It’s going to be interesting to see how well it performs vs. the iPad. Anybody thinking of picking up a Windows 8 tablet this year?

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