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Microsoft uploads a whole bunch of new videos promoting a number of tablets and ultrabooks

Microsoft uploads a whole bunch of new videos promoting a number of tablets and ultrabooks
When you think about Windows, it is easy to get lost in just how many options there are when it comes to choosing a tablet or convertible Ultrabook for work or school.

Just about any tech company you can think of makes something that runs on Windows, including Microsoft, which is a recent development in itself. With that in mind, Microsoft uploaded more than 20 videos to show off all the choices you have.

When you consider the number of videos the Windows team shared, it is somewhat surprising to note that the Microsoft Surface tablets are not among them, but the venerable Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet is. We have entries from Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo and Samsung to name a few.

A couple of the products are technically “coming soon,” and all but one are mobile. Each video is a 30-second spot (or thereabouts), just get ready to hear the same music over-and-over again (it does change somewhere in there, but we can’t remember exactly where it breaks as we started tuning things out while preparing the write-up).

Which of these appeals to you? Believe it or not, if none of them do, you literally have hundreds more options available to consider, from old-school towers to the latest and greatest tablets packing multi-core chipsets, Wacom enabled styluses, and super-sharp resolution displays, you can use Windows where and how you want.


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posted on 17 May 2014, 02:31 4

1. Miracles (Posts: 487; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Great videos Microsoft...now introduce me to the woman in 1,2,7, and 9.

Whats up with the 11. Toshiba...its like thick as hell...you can tell from video thumbnail.

posted on 17 May 2014, 06:38 1

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


It must be ultra-powerful, ultra-cheap (big, unefficient components), or it has insane battery.

posted on 17 May 2014, 05:32 1

2. vincelongman (Posts: 1148; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I have number 4, the HP Pavilion 13 x2
It was a complete steal for only $500 (on sale)
Pros: i5, 128 SSD, 4GB RAM, ~10 hours battery, big 13.3" screen makes it better for productivity/multitasking
Cons: big/heavy, 2.2 kg laptop mode, 1.1 kg tablet and only 768p

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:14

7. nlbates66 (Posts: 295; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


that a different pavilion the one here has an AMD processor, not Intel i5.

posted on 17 May 2014, 05:56 3

3. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


These videos are great! I like the Microsoft is marketing it's tablets and laptops. Tablets, laptops, ultrabooks, etc, running Microsofts desktop OS (WinPro) are the best in the business in their respective categories. Great job, Microsoft!

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:09 1

5. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1082; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


WOW Microsoft's OEM's have really got a lot of 10'' inch convertible tablet/laptop devices out there. The Acer aspire E15 has a DVD drive making it very versatile and you can watch a DVD movie on it. The Lenovo Flex 15D with an intel i7 cpu is great because it can run High level CAD programs and High level video games if it graphics chips are powerful enough. the HP Pavilion X2 and the Book T100 got my attention too. Folks I just wish the New Surface Mini comes in Intel Atom CPU and ARMS CPU versions. However it appears it will come with a ARMS CPU and they cannot run old Windows x86 XP, Vista, Windows 7, or full Windows 8/8.1 software. it will probably come preloaded with Office Home and Student and you will be able to buy MS "Outlook" for it. It will have a stylist. The MS Surface Mini will be a General Tablet like the Apple IPADS and Android tablets which use ARMS CPU"S which can never run Windows legacy XP, Vista, windows 7 or windows 8/8.1- X86 CPU programs. that's OK because IPAD user's and Android tablet users do not worry about that. Windows surface Mini tablets owner should not ether.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:39

8. Miracles (Posts: 487; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


It sucks there might not be a mini.

posted on 17 May 2014, 09:30 1

6. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1082; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The new Surface mini could have an advantage over Apple Ipads and Andriod tablets in that if it comes preloaded with full MS home and Student and a person buys "outlook" for Windows on ARMS Tablets. they will have a fully powered good Mini business and Student tablet that's small and light easy to carry around. This is what some People want.

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