Are you waiting for the day when you can run full PC applications on a tablet? That day is coming on Oct. 26, when Microsoft launches its Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets. Intel showed off a bunch of tablets that have its x86 microprocessors (the Intel Atom 2760, formerly code-named Clover Trail) at an event today.
Pictured above is Tom Butler, director of ThinkPad marketing at Lenovo, showing off its tablet that has business productivity apps as well as a stylus for writing or drawing. The tablets feature PC compatibility and security and are as thin as 8.5 millimeters. They weigh as little as 1.5 pounds and have as much as 10 hours of battery life.
Check out our photo gallery of all the laptops/tablets introduced today. Among the computer makers showing off their Intel-based tablets were Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, LG, Samsung, and ZTE.
In demos, Intel showed that normal PC applications can run seamlessly on tablets. The company showed Microsoft Office, PC games, and the full iTunes Store app running on the tablet, without modification. Productivity, creativity, and vertical market apps can run on the tablets. By comparison, a lot of other PC apps have to be modified to run on Android or iOS (Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) devices.
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