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Specifically, these devices would run a variant of Windows 8, known as Windows RT, which is optimized for ARM-based platforms like Snapdragon. Similar to smartbooks, the smaller, ARM-based PC form factor proposed by Qualcomm in 2009 as an alternative to the netbook, these new Windows RT notebooks would compete directly against the x86-based Windows 8 notebooks from rivals including Intel and AMD.
According to a report Tuesday from The Verge, that Qualcomm showed off a Windows RT tablet prototype at the Computex Taipei event that touted a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, the highest-end ARM-based processor in the Snapdragon line that comes equipped with a built-in 4G modem. A follow-up report, referencing Qualcomm Senior Vice President Rob Chandhok , suggested "Snapdragon-powered Windows RT notebooks are actually in production at this very moment."