Samsung Gearing Up for Windows 8 Event Next Week
With Microsoft inching towards the release of the latest version of its operating system, various computer manufacturers are already starting to unveil their products that run Windows 8. We saw a handful during last month’s IFA trade show, and it seems like Samsung is also gearing up to play the new device unveiling game for Windows 8 computers.
The South Korean manufacturer’s invite promises a “groundbreaking Windows 8 experience” at an October 15 event, which is due to take place at an unspecified museum. As such, we should expect a number of new device unveilings as well as exhibits of previously-teased laptops and tablets.
Samsung’s invite also shows a pair of laptops that seemingly conform to Intel’s Ultrabook specification, and could very well be representations of a new Samsung Series 9 laptop for the absolute top end of the market. It has previously shown off convertible tablet hardware that are certain to make another appearance at this event.
Windows 8 uses a new user interface that, by default, presents a “Live Tiles” view that reminds of Microsoft’s latest versions of Windows Phone. This is the most visible feature of the new operating system, and easily the most polarizing. Desktop and laptop users have criticized it for completely replacing the venerable Start Menu button with the full-screen “Metro” view that seems best suited for tablets.
Irrespective of these complaints, Microsoft is due to formally release Windows 8 in a few weeks’ time, so we should see plenty of new product unveilings by the major computer manufacturers across the globe.