Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are both set to launch Windows RT-based tablet PCs after the release of the new operating system. HP will adopt chip solutions from Texas Instruments (TI), while Dell will use chips from Qualcomm, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Asustek Computer and Toshiba have already unveiled their Windows RT tablet PC designs with the former to adopt Nvidia's solution and later one from TI . Both plan to release their machines in the fourth quarter, while Acer does not have plans to release a Windows RT tablet PC in 2012.
Dell's Windows RT tablet PC is outsourced to Compal Electronics for manufacturing.
Sources from notebook vendors also pointed out their new Intel/Windows 8 tablet PCs are mostly ready and that they did not encounter many issues over hardware/software compatibility, most of the vendors should launch their products after October 26.