Alaska Airlines makes a major upgrade with in-flight entertainment using Windows 8.1 tablets
posted by Maxwell R. / Mar 28, 2015, 2:12 AM
Microsoft and the Windows operating system earned a new feather in their caps from Alaska Airlines who deployed 7,000 tablets as part of an enhanced passenger entertainment feature.
The hardware underneath the airline branded case is a Toshiba Encore tablet. The Encore is an 8-inch 1280x800 resolution panel powered by an Intel Atom CPU. A spec-leader it is not, but the form-factor along with the cost, and with the environment the tablet will be used, make it ideal.
According to Alaska Airlines, within weeks of its initial rollout of the new entertainment feature, the company opted to order more so it could make the service more widely available on other routes.
The content partners can deliver all types of entertainment, including movies currently playing in theaters. Gamers can enjoy Xbox gaming as well. Alaska Airlines serves destinations across the United States, parts of Canada, and Mexico, with a concentration of areas served along the western seaboard.
When you fly, do you use these features?
Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015
Smart marketing!!! Rather than selling it at a discount price at random people. It is better to sell it at lost to airline. With this strategy millions can try it, and maybe buy it.
posted on Mar 28, 2015, 2:18 AM 2
Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011
Hmm, nowhere does it say that they sold it at a loss to the airline. Curious assumption.
posted on Mar 29, 2015, 2:07 AM 0
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This great advertising for Windows 8.1 tablets. I think The New "Windows Apps AKA "Universal Apps will get more developers to make a version of their apps for Windows 10 touch screen devices because a developer can make one app it can be used on a Windows 10 Desktop/Laptop/Ultra-book and Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 tablet.
posted on Mar 28, 2015, 12:20 PM 1
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