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Microsoft Windows 8 event

Microsoft officially pulls the curtain back on Windows 8

  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:46:17 PM
    Mike demos a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, which runs on an Intel Atom chip.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:46:27 PM
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:46:32 PM
    @seth rosenblatt Of course, if Julie said something else, like they aren't quite the best PCs ever made, THAT would be news.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:46:36 PM
    Mike now rattling off a list of wireless connections, which should show up on this Lenovo tablet.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:47:05 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:47:18 PM
    Julie now talking about the Acer Aspire S7-191 -- calls it an enterprise-ready laptop that's gorgeous.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:47:50 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:47:52 PM
    Again, nothing new here. These products have been announced and/or reviewed.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:48:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:48:08 PM
    That will be an ongoing theme today, as there is little actual "news" coming out today.
  • John Falcone 10/25/2012 3:48:20 PM
    Read Dan Ackerman's hands-on impressions of the Aspire S7: www.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:48:39 PM
    You want a touch notebook for $499? There will be a Windows 8 one available on the first day.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:49:01 PM
    Complete CNET Windows 8 hardware round-up: reviews.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:49:18 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:49:27 PM
    From tablets to all-in-ones, Windows 8 works for different sizes and screens, Julie says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:49:32 PM
  • John Falcone 10/25/2012 3:49:46 PM
    The Dell XPS One scored a CNET Editors' Choice -- it's the best all-in-one Windows 8 PC so far: reviews.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:50:12 PM
    Partners are making all kinds of new hardware, Mike says, adding that's why the apps have grown in Windows Store.
  • John Falcone 10/25/2012 3:50:15 PM
    That flip-over model is the Dell XPS 12 -- full review here: www.cnet.com
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:50:51 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:50:54 PM
    Now talking about multitasking - showing off a video of "Fringe" while checking email or browsing the Internet. The video keeps playing.
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:51:00 PM
    The pair are showing off a slew of different form factors. It's yet to be seen which ones consumers will gravitate too. One, the Dell XPS 12, has a screen that flips over and covers the keyboard. But it looks bulky when in tablet mode. Not sure it's one I'd want.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:51:16 PM
    The Snap split-screen feature is an updated take on the Windows 7 version, and it is hands-down one of the best things about Windows 8/Windows RT
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:51:28 PM
    You can use the "Search" charm to run searches across the Internet or apps.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:51:40 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:51:57 PM
    One-click uninstall - it should give you the confidence to try an app, Mike says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:52:19 PM
    You can try it without downloading licenses or going through the trouble of a long install.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:52:57 PM
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