With all the recent hype about Windows 8 running on ARM, Microsoft is working with NVIDIA to make quad-core Windows 8 Tablets. Honestly, this is the right move. In the past Windows tablets have be under powered and not really worth their price tag. However, allowing ARM (more specifically, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core Processor) to run Windows 8 will help reduce the cost of Windows tablets and allow different companies and manufacturers to pick up Windows 8 (the 16:9 aspect ratio might up the price however).
Currently Microsoft is working with NVIDIA to produce test devices for manufacturers and developers. Microsoft has already shown off Windows 8 on ARM but nothing has been released to the public yet. Are you excited to see Windows 8 on ARM? Let us know in the comments below.
Here is the press statement from NVIDIA:
Microsoft to Seed Windows 8 Developers, Device Makers with Test PCs Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Mobile Processor
BARCELONA, Spain—Feb. 29, 2012—NVIDIA confirmed today that it is working with Microsoft on a program to distribute Windows 8 test PCs to software developers and device manufacturers powered by the Tegra®3 quad-core mobile processor with 4-Plus-1™ architecture.
This seeding program enables these parties to create a rich ecosystem of apps and devices for Windows 8 on ARM-based processors.
“NVIDIA has a long record of supporting software developers working on the cutting edge of innovation,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “We’re furthering this tradition by helping to realize the extraordinary potential of Windows on ARM processors, like Tegra 3.”
“Microsoft is excited to partner with NVIDIA to bring developers leading edge Windows on ARM test PCs to support the creation of compelling Metro style app and device experiences for Windows 8,” said Aidan Marcuss, Senior Director of Business Planning, Microsoft.