Acer and Lenovo Wintel tablets coming in Q3 2012?

The tablet market is set to get even more crowded in 2012 with the expected launch of Windows 8 tablets. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Digitimes claims that both Acer and Lenovo will launch tablets powered by Intel’s Clover Trail platform and Windows 8 in the third quarter of 2012.

While Intel will likely show off Medfield-based smartphones and tablets at next week’s CES, the report suggests that manufacturers could wait for the Clover Trail platform as it promises better performance and more efficient power consumption.

The report also suggests that Wintel-based tablets may do better in the enterprise market where Microsoft is firmly entrenched. The consumer space could remain (at least in 2012) primarily a battleground between dominant Apple iPad and the multitude of Android tablets.

Both Acer and Lenovo (and likely others) are expected in the meantime to unveil new quad-core Android tablets in Q1 2012 (possibly as early as CES 2012).

Read more: Digitimes