Windows 8 to steal the show at Computex

By Sam Kieldsen on Jun 4, 2012 7:35 AM
Filed under Mobility

Tablets, notebooks to touch down.

Major PC vendors will unveil their new tablet and notebook offerings running Windows 8 this week, according to reports.

Microsoft last week launched the Release Preview of its new operating system ahead of its final and completed launch in September.

Acer, Asus and Toshiba are expected to reveal their latest line of tablet and notebook PCs running the near-final operating system at the Computex expo in Taiwan later this week.

Acer is expected to demo an Intel-based tablet, Asus will have both Tegra and Intel X86-powered models and Toshiba has opted for ARM as its CPU choice.

"The theme of this year's Computex is clear. Visitors can expect a broad range of products related to Windows 8," said Joanne Chien, a senior analyst at a research centre told DigiTimes.

Microsoft last week announced an offer allowing those who buy Windows 7-preloaded PCs after June 2 to upgrade to the newer operating system for US$15. The offer would be made available in 131 markets but the company has not disclosed whether Australia is included.

This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © Stuff.tv

Windows 8 to steal the show at Computex
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Empired makes $17.4m buyout to snatch Microsoft partner crown
Buys Intergen and doubles revenue and headcount.
 
iPhone and Mac sales offset iPad 'speed bump'
Mac sales up 20 percent amid iPad decline.
 
Intalock aims for major growth and new vendors
Brissie security specialist stamps its mark on Sydney.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Is Microsoft right to limit the reseller channel for Surface?

Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 331 | September 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.