A new report has surfaced claiming that a Windows 8 tablet packing NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core Kal-El chip will make an appearance at the Build conference next week.
The same report also suggest that a Samsung tablet will be the first Microsoft device with Kal-El, as Samsung, NVIDIA and Microsoft will introduce the Windows 8 tablet in a demo.
It is still uncertain when the fast-powered tablet will be offered to the public. NVIDIA’s quad core chip is expected to be released in the third quarter, yet Windows 8 won’t be released to manufacturing until April 2012, at the earliest.
Registered developers attending the Sept. 13 Build conference are expected to receive Windows 8 bits and perhaps be given a Windows 7 tablet that can be upgraded to Windows 8.
While it is unclear when the first Windows 8-based quad-core tablet will hit the market, the first Android-powered tablet featuring NIVIDA’s Kal-El is rumored for an October release.
This news comes after NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang suggested Windows Phone 7 apps will be compatible to Windows 8 in some capacity.