A recent report claims that by the end of the year, there will be at least 32 Windows 8 ARM tablets on the market in an effort to take some of the iPad's market share. Windows 8 for x86 PCs is expected to be launched in September of 2012, and Windows RT (thus the tablets) shortly thereafter. Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asustek Computer, and Toshiba have all been gearing up and are going to be releasing these tablets at all different price points. Some will be sub-$300, aimed at competing with the cheaper Android tablets, some will be around $1,000, for the high-end market, and there will be plenty in the middle ground to take on the iPad and the better Android tablets. Intel, Microsoft, and the companies listed above have all been working closely together to make sure these tablets don't flop.
Does the idea of a Windows 8 tablet pique your interest? Windows 8 is no doubt going to be a good OS for a tablet, because it's designed for that, but I'll be interested to see how the market accepts the tablets. I wonder if it'll be too much of a mix between a real computer and a tablet for most people to take. But who knows, maybe that mix is a good idea.