Topic: Windows 8 Released today.

Anybody have a slab yet? AKA Surface.

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Re: Windows 8 Released today.

Nope.  But I'm eyeing the Lenovo Yoga...
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/lapto … 13/?cid=us

Re: Windows 8 Released today.

lenovo's "Accidental Damage Protection" sounds to be potentially the best feature of all.  smile

"Microsoft's biggest desire is to get you using Windows 8, and fast."

..."The Windows 8 eagle has landed, which means that Microsoft's $39.99 in-place upgrade is now available. They've made it extremely easy to upgrade your computer from a Windows 7, Vista, or XP computer to Windows 8. Here's how it's done. "
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-575 … windows-8/

To balance this so i don't sound like a spammer for MS, i am reminded of "Murphy" & PT Barnum (waiting for SP1).  :^o

Last edited by TechDud (2012-10-28 17:33:01)

Re: Windows 8 Released today.

Never use version "0" of anything tongue

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Re: Windows 8 Released today.

Quote: "Windows Media Center Offered for Free to Windows 8 Users for a Limited Time"
..."“If your PC is running Windows 8 Pro and you'd like to get Windows 8 Media Center Pack so you can watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center, you can take advantage of the following special offer: for a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free,” Microsoft says on its website."
[http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind … ture-packs big_smile]"

The campaign will debut tomorrow on October 26 and will run through January 31, 2013. Only one key will be sent for each email address, Microsoft explained."

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Re: Windows 8 Released today.

EE|Times & iFixit.com wrote:

"Teardown: Microsoft Surface Tablet"
http://www.eetimes.com/design/microcont … ace-Tablet

Am still assuming power consumption better in RT considering Surface vs. Surface-Pro.
Is the difference small enough to make the Pro version an obvious better bargain?
  I do not yet know.  hmm


Possibly upcoming, though a Win8 product may yet share the fate
    of the 1988 Tandy-RadioShack CD Recorder.
          Never made it to market.

Rick Merritt of EE|Times wrote:

"TI shows embedded tablet with $70 BoM"
...
"The eTab is based on TI’s Sitara AM335x SoC, a single core ARM Cortex-A8 running at up to 720 MHz that costs as little as $5 in volume. The seven-inch tablet also includes a number of TI analog chips and a TI Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo device, in total about $13 in TI parts.

“It’s a non-traditional tablet that could be used as anything from a home automation solution to a replacement for a printed menu in a restaurant,” said Troy Coleman, a marketing director at TI."
http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news … th--70-BoM

SylvieBarak of EE|Times commented @ 10/31/2012 2:49 PM EDT:

"TI has a certain quality level to adhere to, so for the firm to get down as low as $70 is really pretty impressive."


Sebastian Anthony of ITProPortal wrote:

"Amazon to acquire Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business for entry into the tablet & smartphone market?"
...
"This follows news from last month that Texas Instruments is exiting the mobile processor market, suspending any further developments of its line of OMAP ARM SoCs."

http://www.itproportal.com/2012/10/16/a … et-market/

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