Microsoft Windows 8 for Laptops

The Microsoft Windows 8 operating system was made to accommodate the new features of mobile technology. The features include extensive use of the cloud, the computer server industry that stores data of your company or your personal files like music, books and pictures in a growth of offsite computers.

This offsite storage phenomenon is one of the main features of the new technology that is pushing mobile technology into new experiences. Stemmed from Apple’s ingenuity and introduction of the innovative iPhone and iPad, the number of users is growing astronomically as they normalize the mobile devices. Microsoft is attempting to make a gigantic leap of faith that could cover all the mobile platforms at one time through one operating system, Windows 8 with its Modern User Interface.

It’s quite a remarkable task. The company has gotten several of its partners to begin building the various platforms using the new OS. Product prototypes from smartphones and desktops to tablets and laptops are now coming out.

Microsoft Windows 8 laptops will be one of three OS varieties: the Window 8 Home and Pro versions and the RT tablet version. The OEM companies will add their own features to Microsoft’s product, working actively to attract and reach different audiences of users with interesting, attractive and useful features.

Laptop users are those who would use tablet-size mobile devices but desire full-size keyboards. They would be business people and students who require advance cpu architecture to manage power hungry programs like Excel and Photoshop, Microsoft’s OneNote or InDesign. Reviewing a number of recently designed laptops for Microsoft Windows 8 reveals of set of new features and directions that vendors hope would well catch the eye of Microsoft audiences.

Asus has recently prototyped several ultrabook models with attachable screens to double as tablets. The Asus Taichi is a ultrabook that has a double-sided display. When the lid is down, it functions as a multitouch tablet that you can also use with a stylus. It can be fitted with a standard hard drive or a SSD.

The Asus Vivo is an 11-inch tablet powered by an Atom processor and paired with an optional-keyboard. The cameras are well set with a 2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The feature of sharing files across platforms is available on this Windows 8 laptop with the addition of an NFC sensor.

These models are all touchscreens and include the Vivo Tab RT. It’s 10.1 inches and has a detachable keyboard and a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and is primed more for content users of the tablet market. The Vivo Tab will reflect the best features of the Windows RT system, with facile application of the colorful outlay of multitouch, Modern UI tiles.

Samsung is going one step further, reaching into the Microsoft tool box and returning the legacy Start button in the form of an S Launcher widget. It sits on top of the screen and pulls up the list of programs and applications as the old Start button did. The S Launcher will appear on the Samsung Widows 8 products coming at Oct 26, the OS launch date.

Series 5 Ultra laptops from Samsung will run on the Intel Core i5 processor with a 500GB hard disk and 4GB of RAM. The screen is optimized for 10-finger touch, making it fully compatible for Windows 8. The i5 Series 5 Ultra will sell for $799, while a Intel Core i3 powered model will be available for $799.

The direction of the ultrabook book models with Windows 8 appears positive. The first five months of 2012 demonstrated ultrabook sales accounting for 11 percent of sales of $700 in the retail market.