English | دری

Windows 8 to be launched on October 26

in International Business

Windows 8 to be launched on October 26

Microsoft confirmed at its annual sales meeting that Windows 8 will be launched on October 26.

Microsoft is all set to challenge Apple’s bestselling iPad with its upcoming touchscreen computers powered by Windows 8 system.

The device can run standard applications such as its own Office and Photoshop and contains a choice of an Intel or ARM-based processor.

The company may face competition with other manufacturers planning to release tablets designed for Windows 8.

The devices have 10.6 inch (26.9cm) displays, built-in kickstands and are housed in magnesium cases – which the company described as the first of their kind.

The ARM-based tablets are 9.3mm (0.4 inches) thick – slightly less than the iPad – and run the Windows RT version of the new system.

The ARM-based version will be available with either 32GB (gigabytes) or 64GB of storage. Microsoft said they would be priced at a similar rate to other tablets using the same type of processor built by other firms.

It added that the Intel-based versions would be offered with either 64GB or 128GB of storage and would have price tags comparable to ultrabook laptops.

“Microsoft can offer a competitive price for these specifications as it doesn’t need to pay itself a licence for the Windows 8 software which other manufacturers will have to do, and that might make its PC and tablet-making partners unhappy,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at the technology consultants Gartner.

The device comes with a stylus, which the company has dubbed “digital ink”. When the stylus is held close to the screen of the tablet it ignores touch-input from the users’ hands and “samples” the ink at 600dpi (dots per inch).


Tags assigned to this article:
Windows 8 to be launched on October 26

Related Articles

Spanish public debt reaches its record high

Public debt in Spain is currently standing at USD 1.3 trillion, which is about 92% of the country’s economic output.

China’s exports decline

China’s exports grew 2.9% in November, far below the expectations of analysts who had expected a 9% growth. This comes

Easy money tap not drying up soon in the US, says Ben Bernanke

The US central bank is nowhere close to raising interest rates, assuring markets that the easy money tap was still

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.