I touch too much: the best Windows 8/RT tablets and convertibles roundup, with prices
Microsoft just got off stage, where it launched its newest Windows 8/RT operating system, demonstrating a lot of intriguing, or downright quirky hardware it can run on. It has been prepping the announcement for quite a while, rounding up manufacturing partners to come up with innovative devices that take advantage of the new, touch-oriented Modern UI interface, and the ARM processor support.
Surface RT/Pro tablets, which will be battling for the consumer's attention alongside pure slates and hybrid devices from Samsung, Asus, HP, Sony, Dell, LG, Lenovo, Acer and others.Not to leave anything to chance, it also created two computers of its own for the first time - the
If you feel a little confused keeping track of all the new Windows 8/RT gear hurled at you, you are not alone, that's why we wanted to round the most prominent up in the slideshow below for easier comparison - the list is by brand, in alphabetical order.
The cheapest Win 8/RT slates start at $500 with ARM-based processors or Intel Atom, but if you want real Intel Ivy Bridge power, and/or innovative form factors, you'd have to splurge quite a bit more. Most will be available tomorrow, or in mid-November, with only some left for December. What's your favorite?