Windows 8 tablet hybrids could be with us later this year

Have you been holding out for the power of Windows 8 in a Transformer Prime-like shell? Your dreams could soon come true...

We've long dreamt of combining the full power of Windows 8 with the sleek hybrid design of devices like the Asus Transformer Prime, and now an Intel source has confirmed to Stuff that we can expect to see such hybrid devices out later this year, if all goes well.

We were told that these new devices will be powered by Intel's very own Clover Trail Atom processors, superseding the recently announced Intel Medfield mobile phone processors which are beginning to trickle out in devices like the Orange Santa Clara.

We've already seen Windows 8 hybrid devices along the lines of Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga tablet, but this lacks the removable screen/keyboard dock combo that the Asus Transformer Prime or Lenovo's own Android-toting IdeaPad S2 have, offering users less flexibility.

The tantalising possibility of dual-booting Android 5.0 Jelly Bean with Windows 8 in a Transformer Prime-like device will certainly be in the back of our minds during Apple's iPad 3 launch event tomorrow. Decisions decisions...

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