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Hewlett-Packard first Windows 8 tablet coming with Intel`s chips for x-86 machines.
Hewlett-Packard will focus on so-called x86 chips, such as those made by Intel Corp., said Marlene Somsak, a spokeswoman for , California-based Hewlett-Packard.
HP has issued us a statement to confirm the report. "Our first Win 8 tablet will be on the x86 platform focused on the business market," said a company spokesperson.
"The decision to go with x86 was influenced by input from our customers. The robust and established ecosystem of x86 applications provides the best customer experience at this time and in the immediate future."
The first Hewlett-Packard tablet with Windows 8 will focus on the business market, Somsak said.
Hewlett-Packard’s decision to avoid ARM initially was made before Microsoft announced its plan to sell its own tablets in competition with Hewlett-Packard, Somsak said.
Windows 8 machines that sport Intel chips “will deliver the most complete experience with the best performance and compatibility across all computing platforms,” Intel said in an e-mailed statement.
ARM machines running the new version of Windows will only be able to use new applications written for Windows 8 and Windows RT, while the x86 machines can run older Windows apps.
Smart decision by HP.