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In an August 13 blog post on the “Building Windows 8” blog, Microsoft officials confirmed that they will not be the only OEM that will deliver Windows-running, ARM-based machines. Apparently, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung are expected to deliver their own machines that will run on the latest Windows RT operating system.

According to the blog, Microsoft has put so much effort on the Windows RT release to provide tools and support for the new emerging PCs from their different PC manufacturing partners. While Microsoft has always been mum about who these partners are, the August 13 blog confirmed that Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung will be releasing ARM-based PC designs that will run on Windows RT. This is great news for anyone out there who is itching to try out the latest offers of the new operating system on their favorite PC manufacturer. Microsoft has announced the release of a new version of their very own Microsoft Surface tablet, which becomes available in October of this year, while Asus has announced their Asus 600 Tablet without formally stating the expected date of release.

The Microsoft blog also discussed about what consumers can expect to see in a Windows 8 RT tablet or PC, including battery life expectations and HD video playback time. It was also mentioned that Windows RT PCs will come with full keyboard and touchpad solutions that will enhance battery capacity.

Aside from this information, the blog also divulged some key information about Windows RT on PCs. Windows RT machines are expected to run Metro/modern/Windows 9 style apps only, and that some Windows RT machines will support the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.

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