On 18th June the announcement of releasing Microsoft’s Surface tablet PC hurt two of their old hardware allies, The Hewlett-Packard and dell. These two companies were hankering after Microsoft’s new tablet operating system so that they can have a piece of the growing tablet market. They wanted to be a part of the competition by releasing tablets with energy efficient ARM operating system. But sadly that dream is not going to come true in near future. Because Microsoft is not going to share ARM based tablet devices with these companies. So they had to move to plan B which is launching tablets with upcoming Windows 8 for x86-based devices.
If they do move towards plan B they would be first one to think about using Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor for tablet devices. They will still be able to run windows 8 with this configuration. In addition it will reduce the power consumption than any other previous processors.