Top 5 Things to Know About Windows 8 Tablets

Microsoft’s upcoming operating system has been getting a lot of attention. The Windows 8 operating system isn’t done yet and is only available as a developer’s build, but there is plenty of buzz and more than enough rumors spiraling around this revolutionary OS.

Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Tablets

In summer, consumers should expect to see Windows 8 software as well as machines pre-loaded with this OS hit the shelves. This operating system is going to be ground breaking in many ways, and that includes that fact that this operating system will be used on desktop computers, laptop computers and tablets. Previously there have not been operating systems that have been able to cross over between laptops and tablets.

From the amount of excitement this operating system has built up already, it seems that the Windows 8 tablets coming out in mid-2012 are going to be really hot items. Regular computer users and techies alike have been following news of this upcoming OS.

If you want one, the good news is that you have plenty of time to save up for your cool new tablet. The better news is that there is no real bad news yet. That being said, here are five things to know about the yet-to-be released Windows 8 tablets.

Windows 8 tablets will feature the Metro Desktop

Actually all Windows 8 machines will feature the Metro Desktop, but it will be much more useful on these tablets. Metro-style apps will be shown as brightly colored tiles arranged and sized according to importance and convenience. This setup may be familiar to many people, particularly because the Metro Desktop debuted on Windows Phone 7.

Many manufacturers will be making Windows 8 tablets

Many different computer manufacturers either have stated or are rumored to have tablets running on Windows 8 in the works. This will give consumers more power and choice, selecting a tablet with the hardware and price point they want, and not be saddled with selecting a tablet simply based on its OS. Some manufacturers that you could see Windows 8 tablets from include Samsung, Dell, Asus and Nokia.

These tablets will run apps from a Microsoft App store

Microsoft is not letting Apple leave them in the dust in the apps department. New Metro-style apps will be used with these upcoming Windows 8 tablets, and the app store by Microsoft will be the place for you to pick these up.

Windows 8 tablets will essentially be like repackaged netbooks

Some of them will be designed for business, complete with Microsoft Office among the suite of apps. While still thin and light, many will feature USB ports for even more versatility and PC-like functionality. Windows 8 has installations for a variety of chipsets, and these allow several different tablet builds to feature Windows 8 as an operating system. They will be fast, powerful and practical.

They will be competitively priced

Other tablets, iPads and netbooks are already on the market, and they are already established competition for the Windows 8 tablets, even though they haven’t been released yet. In order to make sure that Windows 8 tablets sell, manufacturers are almost forced to keep prices low, otherwise they can expect that these tablets, no matter how cool they are, will end up gathering dust on store shelves. Analysts expect these tablets to sell for a price similar to that of many Android tablets, which means they will look like an absolute steal compared to the price tag we will most likely see on the highly rumored and not yet released iPad 3.

Tim Edmonds is a software developer and a technical writer with over a decade of successful professional experience. Currently Tim writes for Bosch service center located in Ukraine.

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Tim Edmonds is a software developer and a technical writer with over a decade of successful professional experience. Currently Tim writes for Bosch service center located in Ukraine.

4 Responses to “Top 5 Things to Know About Windows 8 Tablets”

  1. Deven Trooth

    Dec 29. 2012

    Interesting points and Microsoft has to catch up to stay in the market. Windows 8 will have to prove it as well as the Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows 8

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  2. Simon Tang

    Dec 29. 2012

    for business users, windows 8 tablets will bring Microsoft back soon

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  3. Bret Hart

    Dec 29. 2012

    Windows 8 tablets will hopefully change the market again. I like Windows but the poor strategy of Microsoft the last years is really dissapointing

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  4. forklift kiralama

    Dec 31. 2012

    I do windows

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