HP won't sell ARM-based Windows RT tablet initially!
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:06 PM
Hewlett-Packard says that it will sell Intel-compatible Windows 8 PCs and devices in the fall but will not bring any ARM-based Windows RT devices to market.
"The decision to go with [Intel-type PCs] was influenced by input from our customers," an HP spokesperson said. "The robust and established ecosystem of [Intel-based Windows] applications provides the best customer experience at this time and in the immediate future."
The HP spokesperson also confirmed that the decision to stick with Intel-compatible PCs had nothing to do with Surface. It had made this decision previously, and reports suggesting otherwise are incorrect, HP says.
Microsoft and Asus are the only companies that has announced a Windows RT tablet, with rumors suggesting that Dell may be planning its own ARM-based tablet ready for Windows 8's launch later this year.