Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Laptop Thoughts Talk" @ 09:00 PM
"The Samsung Windows 8 Developer Preview PC is kind of like the anti-iPad. And we’re not complaining. The Live Tile interface is more dynamic. You can write on it with a pen. And it boots even faster. But you can’t buy this slate. It was designed to let developers sink their teeth into Windows 8 to start cranking out apps."
Are we seeing the beginning of the end for Windows laptops? This preview edition seems to meld the best of a laptop with tablet features (or Windows Phone 7 features, if you prefer). The Metro UI is quite a departure from legacy Windows, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. And, there will be a desktop mode for those that aren't (yet) comfortable with touch mode. Not a lot of core apps are available now, but the preview is impressive.
Throw the tablet in its docking station, and add a bluetooth keyboard, and, bye bye laptop!
Hello Windows of the future!