Windows 8 Coverage
Three years after Microsoft redeemed for the sins of Vista with the launch of Windows 7, another new Windows is upon us. Quite unlike its conservative predecessor, Windows 8 represents a huge departure from the way things used to work. A touch-based “Modern UI” interface now lies at the heart of the Windows experience, which brings a wave of tablet hardware to go along with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the tectonic shift the Windows universe is undergoing – and where it will take us.
The upcoming Windows 8.1 OS upgrade is going to feature a hefty update to the currently messy Windows Store. Windows Store 2.0 will feature a very polished interface with some nice user-friendly features.
Asus has finally released some specifications concerning its miniature PC, the ViVoPc. The bite size computer features an Intel processor, up to 16GB of system memory, and a quick releasing case topper that gives access to memory bays.
HP execs don't believe that Microsoft's Windows 8 will bring in the necessary interest to increase sales. Instead, the company thinks the demise of Windows XP will cause a boost in sales for the PC market.
Is it possible that we will see a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet in the near future? A variety of websites seem to think so and some interesting developments point towards the impending release of a new Microsoft tablet.
Computex 2013 sees the unveiling of the Inventec Lyon, a small 7-inch Windows 8 tablet that features an Intel Bay Trail processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS screen, and weighs only one pound.
Asus unleashes its17-inch RoG G750 gaming laptop at Computex 2013. For $1,400, you get a next-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia GTX 765M discrete graphics, a Thunderbolt port, and even dual-SSD storage.
How would you like an 18-inch tablet? Perhaps that sounds crazy, but it’s what Dell offers with its XPS 18 all-in-one hybrid PC. This do-it-all system is meant to replace both your desktop and your iPad, but the size (and price) set up hurdles you many not…
- Pros: Large, high-quality display, Solid bundled peripherals
- Cons: A handful of poorly located ports, Optional $99 charging...
Microsoft is adding even more software to Windows 8 tablets. The company announced at Computex 2013 that "small" Windows 8 tablets will ship with free copies of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.