Acer and Lenovo are all set to join the fast expanding list of Windows 8 tablet makers, according to reports but, it is highly unlikely that both these companies can dish out their respective tablets any time before mid-2012.
Windows 8 Tablets from Acer and Lenovo will be powered by Intel's "Clover Trail" processor, which is expected to be released no before than June this year and this is the reason for a mid-2012 timeframe.
With this, both the companies are following the footsteps of the other tech heavyweights like Dell, Nokia as well as Hewlett-Packard who have already announced their intentions of joining the Windows 8 tablet race.
According to market analysts, the collective influence of all these companies could eventually alter the status quo of the global tablet market, primarily dominated by Apple's iPad. Currently Cupertino based iPhone maker alone holds 70 per cent of the tablet market throughout the world.
"The sources believe Wintel-based tablet PCs will have strong potential in the enterprise market where users still have demand for Microsoft-developed applications that they are familiar with," reports Aaron Lee of DigiTimes.