Toshiba, Samsung, and Lenovo showed off concept designs for future Windows 8 tablets at Computex 2012.
Toshiba revealed multiple Windows 8 concept devices, including a Transformer-like device with a detachable keyboard dock. Another concept design was a slider PC, similar to the MSI Slider S20 and ASUS Slider. The final of their designs was a clamshell laptop design with a touchscreen. There is no word on if or when these devices will ship, but Toshiba showed off a concept 13.3-inch tablet design at CES 2012, and announced it as an Android tablet months later. It’s currently scheduled for a June release. Also, you may remember the dual-screen Toshiba “Libretto” tablet the company launched in 2010.
On the other hand, Samsung showed off a prototype Windows 8 Series 5 Hybrid PC that features a magnetic keyboard dock. It appears that this particular model has a screen size of about 11-inches and may contain a slot for a stylus.
Lenovo also had some prototype hardware on display, including an Intel Atom-powered Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet, complete with 10.1-inch HD display, but not full HD. Lenovo reps have claimed the tablet does not have a name, nor does it have a release date or price.
Samsung and Toshiba also aren’t revealing much aside from the design. Specs, availability, and pricing have yet to be released.