In less than two months before Microsoft Windows 8 enters the computing market, local sources reported that Asus is set to introduce new "transformer" type tablet PC, which is possibly Windows 8 compatible; while will release two models of Windows 8 tablet PCs as they are trying to grab the Tablet PC's market share. With much positive expectation from branded PC vendors, ODMs such as Compal and Wistron are ramp-up its production lines to full capacity in order to meet the shipment deadline.
Not only Acer will introduce two kinds of keyboard-type Windows 8 tablet PCs, the company will also launch series of Android smartphones, including A9 and C series, while CA and C1 are to launch in the fourth quarter in the European market, which the opportunity came from cooperation with Europe's largest telecommunication, as Acer is set to announce new cloud service and series of new products at IFA Berlin in September.
Rumors from industry circle that Asustek will unveil next new tablet PC with product model reported as TF500T with unit price hovers between the Transformer Pad TF300 and high-end Transformer Pad Infinity.
Shareholders believe that after Windows 8 enters the market will attract consumer to purchase more branded PCs with vendors start to introduce PC products running Microsoft's latest operating system which will successfully attract consumers to buy. Viewpoints from the component suppliers that all of the branded PC vendors are using all its power to develop Windows products, including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and also Acer and Asus, which all have high expectation in the fourth quarter in all-year round.
Furthermore, component suppliers pointed out that since the development of several projects of main products in August, expect to be delivered in November till yearend, which HP gave Compal huge orders, while Wistron received more orders from Acer and Lenovo for fourth quarter. It is expected that consumer's purchasing power will increase one month after Windows 8 enters the market in fourth quarter.