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Microsoft Shows Off New Quad-core Tablet

Microsoft is currently holding its TechEd conference in New Zealand and where there's a conference there's usually a whiff of upcoming products, too. TechEd hasn't disappointed us, either, as Redmond this week gave attendees a sneak peek at an upcoming Windows tablet that's packing a quad-core processor.

ZDNet reports that during the company's “Windows device session,” Microsoft Enterprise Strategist Jeff Johnson talked about the company’s tablet strategy and offered those in the audience a glimpse of two upcoming Windows tablets. The second tablet is said to have been thicker than the first and boasted a removable battery, but that's not really much to go on. The first tablet, however, Johnson described as a quad-core Windows slate that the company plans to announce at an upcoming Microsoft event. He didn't say much else, but it was enough to set tongues wagging.

This event Johnson is referring to is thought to be Redmond's BUILD conference set for next month and the device in question is believed to be a Windows 8 device. There's also rumors that Microsoft will be giving units away to paying attendees at BUILD so they could develop apps for Windows 8. September is just around the corner, so stay tuned!

  • jblack
    Tegra 3 is supposed to be Quad-core. It comes out before the end of the year. I wonder if this is Tegra 3.
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  • Darkk
    Microsoft is a software company so why they insist on making hardware? Look what happened with the Zune.
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  • omac1a
    And look what happened to XBOX...
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  • legacy7955
    I hope you are not the same people posting that claim HP should dump their hardware PC business to focus mostly on software
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  • Korn007
    Yea why would microsoft get into hardware its not like they havent made billions on the xbox 360. Next time Darkk think before you speak bro it doesnt make you look like an ass.
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  • southernshark
    I think it is great. I have been holding out for a Windows 8 tablet, so this is good news. As for Microsoft making its own tablet... I am a little mixed about that, but then again we don't know all the details either. I do know that I am excited about this and when the 2nd generation comes out, I will probably buy one... :D
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  • phatboe
    DarkkMicrosoft is a software company so why they insist on making hardware? Look what happened with the Zune.MS won't be making any Tablet hardware. They are showing off hardware to promote their upcoming Win8 OS.
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  • geof2001
    Whats with that lip edge. It's ugly unless he's holding it up comparing to an ipad for size reference or something.
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  • techseven
    Microsoft will "energize" the tablet for real this time ;)
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  • ikyung
    jblackTegra 3 is supposed to be Quad-core. It comes out before the end of the year. I wonder if this is Tegra 3.I heard the ASUS tablet will be the first tablet to use Tegra 3 this year. So I'm not sure.
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