Many PC makers are counting on Windows 8 to get a slice of market share in a market dominated by the Apple iPad. Current tablets are simply trying to siphon sales from the iPad and most of them use the open source operating system developed by Google, Android. Windows 8 presents different interface design with its mosaic tiles that highlight dynamic, real-time information. The revamped OS can work well on traditional keyboard/mouse PCs and portable touch-based devices.
The versatility of Windows 8 would appeal to enterprise users who want to have the same operating system both on their PCs and tablets. To cater to increased demand for portable x86 devices, Intel has announced the availability of a new Atom processor, the Z2760, previously known as Clover Trail. The dual-core chip offers low power consumption and faster performance. It is claimed that Windows 8 tablets running Z2760 can last for 10 hours, which is more than enough for any busy office worker.