Intel has hinted that the production of Windows 8 tablets would begin sometime sooner. Intel's CEO Paul Otellini stated in a conference that these tablets could boost the competition against the Apple iPads.
The CEO also remarked that it is very much needed to launch the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version on majority of the Android tablets to contest the iPad in an effective way. "Tablets are a little bit about hardware and an awful lot about software," he said. "Until you get to Ice Cream Sandwich, the offering isn't as powerful as with what's out there with Apple. As Ice Cream Sandwich tablets start shipping, you'll begin to see a little bit better receptivity... everything got a little bit better with ICS," he said.
Intel has been developing the Ultrabook model of lightweight and thin laptops that feature low-voltage processors and long-life battery. It aims to gain a market share of around 40% with these new generation laptops. It also looks forward to integration of touch features into the Ultrabooks to bring the ease of tablet along with a functionality of a PC into these trending machines. The leading chipmaker company is making every effort to bring down the cost of PC devices in order to emerge as a key player in the industry in coming future. It showcased many new Ultrabooks designs in the 2012 International CES early this month.
With the much-awaited Windows 8 OS, tablets and Ultrabooks might appear to be convincingly more appealing to the consumers by the latter half of this year.