Friday, 14 September 2012

The Windows 8 Device for me

Dell XPS One 27
IFA 2012 in Berlin showed us loads of new Windows 8 tablets, laptops and PC's which will be making their way into households around the world in the next few months. Most companies supporting Windows 8 launched a tablet with a detachable keyboard and the ways the keyboards are re-attached were fresh ideas. Some of the keyboards slid on, others with magnets and others with a dock connector.

After all the IFA hype, I've looked at all the Windows 8 PC's and decided my top 3.

3) The Dell XPS One 27 is a type of computer built for Windows 8. A tabletop PC hasn't ever had sufficient software before Windows 8 was released however now it has released we can trust Dell to make good use of it. The Dell XPS One 27 has a 27-inch touch-screen display which reclines so you can have it completely flat on a table. It costs £1,499 with Windows 8 although it is available now with Windows 7.

Sony Vaio Due 11
2) The Sony Vaio Duo 11 is a tablet with ultra-book statistics and a sliding keyboard. It is one of the only Windows 8 tablets which comes with a stylus and unlike other manufacturers, Sony hasn't went crazy with their Windows 8 tablet, in-fact Sony has been mature about Windows 8 and even fitted the Vaio Duo 11 a VGA port. It has a 11.6-inch full HD touch-screen and it runs Windows 8 Pro. The pricing is due in October when the device is released however by the look of all the specifications it is going to cost closer to an iMac than an iPad unfortunately.

Asus Vivo Tab RT
1) The Asus Vivo Tab RT is my favourite Windows 8 device as it has a very practical feature: It has a separate battery in keyboard offering another 15 hours worth of charge. This is a brilliant idea which is unique to Asus. The Vivo Tab RT also has an 8MP camera on the back and a 10.1-inch touch-screen. As suggested by the name, the Asus Vivo Tab RT runs Windows RT which is the versions which doesn't have as many new features as Windows 8 Pro however it is still a strong and finished operating system.