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.



1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Great videos introduce me to the woman in 1,2,7, and 9. Whats up with the 11. Toshiba...its like thick as can tell from video thumbnail.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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

7. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

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

3. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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!

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

8. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

It sucks there might not be a mini.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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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