ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Samsung Windows 8 demo tablet that Microsoft handed out at the Build conference was just the beginning.
PC and chip makers at the event are showing an array of different prototype tablets running the new operating system, including tablets built on mobile ARM processors like those used in mobile phones and the iPad.
Texas Instruments is showing Windows 8 running on prototype systems based on the same processor that powers the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:
Here’s a tablet based on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core ARM processor, which began shipping last month. It’s going to be used on Android tablets going on sale later this year and Windows 8 systems next year.
The Nvidia system from the side:
Here’s a system running Intel’s upcoming 32 nanometer Atom system-on-chip hardware. An Intel rep said Windows 8 tablets with this hardware should be available for under $400:
Here’s an Asus Intel i5 tablet that’s now on sale with Windows 7. Intel loaded it with Windows 8:
Here’s the Asus tablet from the side:
AMD brought tablets running its C50 hardware:
And AMD’s MZ01 hardware:
Microsoft’s booth has numerous desktops running Windows 8:
Windows 8 was also running on large, wall-mounted displays:
Apparently the Windows 8 Metro tile interface also scales up to signage systems: