Microsoft Windows 8 on ARM processors is a Big Deal at Computex, and it's sparked fireworks between chipmakers Intel and ARM. Microsoft calls the ARM-based OS "Windows RT."
Asustek Computer (Asus) this week was one of the first to show a hybrid tablet with the new OS and an ARM CPU -- the Asus Tablet 600, with a 10-inch display, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU. The tablet weighs 1.12 pounds, and is 0.33 inches thick; sports an 8-megapixel camera at the rear with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel camera at the front; boasts 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0; and is preloaded with Office 15. No word on when it will ship.