Software // Operating Systems
News
10/26/2012
04:34 PM
Paul McDougall
Paul McDougall
Slideshows
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets

As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
Previous
8 of 9
Next


HP's on-again, off-again affair with Windows 8 is on again. After threatening to go it alone in tablets, the company, under new leadership, is back in the Windows camp. The Envy x2 features a snap-on keyboard, and runs Windows 8 on Intel Atom. It starts at $849.

Recommended Reading

Windows 8 Review: All About Touch

Windows 8: A Win For Enterprise Security

Windows 8: A Bridge Too Far For Enterprises?

The Apple-ization Of Microsoft

Windows 8: You Can Handle The Learning Curve

Windows 8: Are PC People Out Of Touch?

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely

Windows' Worst Mistakes: From Clippy To Vista

Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences

Previous
8 of 9
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
PWHITE000
50%
50%
PWHITE000,
User Rank: Guru
10/30/2012 | 6:30:15 PM
re: 8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Judging by the pictures it looks like they all sport a 16:9 aspect screen. Surely this is not a limitation which the hardware manufacturers are restricted to? I take my aspect ratio far too serious to be limited to widescreen only. You would have thought that when Microsoft was analyzing and trying to understand why the iPad had been successful when nothing before had made any type of dent, that the size of the screen would have been seriously considered. Let's only hope all the 16:9 screens offered now are only coincidental and a good 4:3 will hit the market soon.

As Microsoft unveiled their latest offering, Apple also unveiled the iPad's little brother. And guess what? Apple got it right once again and offered a good 4:3 screen on the little guy instead of the 7" widescreens which most of the lesser tablets offer. (Yep, there's been a slew of them appear in the sub-$100 category recently.)
Canamjay
50%
50%
Canamjay,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/29/2012 | 10:07:35 PM
re: 8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Have I missed something or is this ALL you know about these 'cool' tablets? no storage info.. ports? HDMI, USB what? ... surely IW could get more information on 'released' units... done a little (even) testing? Why are you wasting our time?
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from InformationWeek.com this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.