Windows 8 tablets from HP, Dell and others reportedly delayed

Windows 8 tablets that were set to be equipped with a new, energy-efficient chip from Intel (INTC) are reportedly being delayed until early 2013, according to Information Week. PC makers are said to be having trouble building drivers for the company’s dual-core Clover Trial Atom Z2760 processor, which was expected to help manufacturers compete with the iPad and several top-notch Android tablets in terms of performance and battery life. Delays are said to be affecting Dell’s (DELL) Latitude 10 tablet, along with the HP (HPQ) Envy x2, the Asus (2357) VivoTab Smart and the Lenovo (LNVGY) ThinkPad Tablet 2. At this time, the only Windows 8 tablets shipping with the Atom Z2760 processor are the Samsung (005930) ATIV Smart PC and Acer (2353) Iconia W510. The

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