There are going to be a lot of announcements in the next week from the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. It seems that ASUS couldn’t wait a week to release their new information, including a new Windows 8 tablet powered by an ARM processor coming in 2012. This shows that Microsoft will be ready to release Windows 8 this year (at least to OEM’s). Depending on price, I see Windows 8 tablets doing very well in an Android and Apple dominated marketplace.
We’ve already heard that there will be a ARM tablet running Windows 8 and speculation has been that it will be the Transformer Prime. We now have confirmation that ASUS will indeed be launching a ARM tablet running Windows 8 that will arrive by the end of the year. However, with a release date slotted for a possible 11 months away, it doesn’t seem likely that they would use a 2011 design even if it just day’s away from being 2012.