Technology’s big names gathered in Taipei, Taiwan for the Computex event where latest device innovations are showcased. Microsoft has been at the helm showcasing some of its latest innovations and detailing some of the latest happenings in its company. Apart from a Windows 8.1 update and the fact that Outlook 2013 RT will be available on Windows-based ARM tablets later this year, the company also managed to showcase some impressive Windows 8 tablets and PCs that consumers can look forward to in the next few months. We take a look at some of the Windows 8 PCs, tablets and Windows Phone 8 gadgets showcased at the event.
Windows 8 PCs and Tablets at Show at Computex 2013
Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook
The Acer Aspire P3 ultrabook weighs 3.06 pounds, is .77 inches thin and transforms effortlessly into a tablet when you want. Powered by Intel Core processors, it is said to provide up to 6 hours of battery life. This ultrabook has a 11.6 inch touch screen and supports Legacy Windows programs. Arrival pegged at mid June 2013.
Acer Aspire R7
The Acer Aspire R7 is a stylish 5.6-inch notebook with a 1920×1080 HD touch screen. It offers touch and type technology with a repositioned keyboard that features a revolutionary new technology called Ezel hinge that twirls the display into different positions.
Acer Aspire S7-392
The 13.3 inch Acer Aspire S7-392 comes with an electroluminescent backlit keyboard, quieter fans and is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core processor. It provides a great battery life of up to 7 hours, 1080p 10-point multi-touch screen that can also be upgraded to 2560×1440 resolution.
ASUS ET2702 All-in-One PC
The ASUS ET2702 27-inch All-in-One PC is ultra slim, with an ultra-high resolution 2560 x 1440 and optional 10-point multi-touch. It is powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Radeon HD8890A discrete graphics.
ASUS Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook
The 13.3 inch, 15.5mm thick ASUS Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook features a fusion of glass and aluminum. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 gives this ultrabook a sleek look. Not many details available yet on specs and pricing. Said to become available in Q3.
Dell XPS 11
The latest in Dell’s XPS lineup is the XPS 11 hybrid that converts from a laptop to a tablet with a 360 degree rotation. The display on the XPS 11 is a Quad HD with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. This convertible is 14.9mm thin and weighs 2.5 pounds.
Dell XPS 27
The XPS 27 comes with 4th generation Intel Core processors, a Thunderbolt port, a 27″ Wide Quad Hi-Def (WQHD) display, and discrete graphics and SSD options. It also now comes with enterprise features such as TPM.
HP ElitePad 900
This HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet is powered by the latest Intel Atom processor. You can fit the HP ElitePad into the Expansion Jacket and Jacket Battery to get up to 20 hours of battery life. You can also dock the tablet o convert it to a desktop PC. With Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and machined aluminum, the ElitePad is built to last.
HP ENVY Rove 20
The HP ENVY Rove 20 is a portable, all-in-one PC with a built-in battery, 20-inch IPS LED panel and a hinged stand to view the screen at different angles. Its 10 point capacitive touch lets you use it on a fat surface as a shared table laptop .
HP Split x2
The HP Split x2 is a detachable PC that can be used as a notebook or a tablet. Running the powerful third-generation Intel Core processors. it offers a 13.3-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with Beats Audio.
Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch
The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch is a 13.3-inch Ultrabook weighing 3.7 pounds, with up to third-generation Intel Core i7, and up to seven hours of battery life. The IdeaPad U310 also comes equipped with InstantResume to quickly resume from sleep mode, Dolby Home Theater v4 and integrated 720p HD webcam with face tracking.
These are simply some of the latest gadgets that were showcased at the Computex event. The choice of plenty when it comes to Windows 8 PCs and tablets is a strong indication that the future is bright!