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View Full Version : Windows 8: "Always On, Always Connected" or Standard Windows

Michael Knutson
06-04-2011, 07:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.netbooknews.com/27326/nvidia-tegra-3-ti-omap4430-and-qualcomm-snapdragon-powered-tablets-laptop-running-windows-8/' target='_blank'>http://www.netbooknews.com/27326/nv...ning-windows-8/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Part of Microsoft's Windows 8 presentation involved showing the money - that it could run on ARM hardware so they demoed the upcoming finger-touch friendly OS on a couple of tablets and a standard laptop. The tablets sported either a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 (1.2GHz, dual-core), Nvidia Tegra 3 (quad-core) or TI OMAP4430 (1GHz, dual-core, as on the BlackBerry Playbook) processors while the laptop ran Tegra 3."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/BblNpUEp6N8&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BblNpUEp6N8&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>We're seeing some exciting new technologies for Windows emerging - Windows tablets based on ARM processors, and traditional notebook form factor systems, also ARM powered. All are dual-mode, with what Microsoft is calling ", always on, always connected" and a more traditional Windows desktop with features from Windows Phone. Easy toggling between modes. These are really impressive feature videos, especially so early in the Windows 8 development cycle.</p><p>Here we have a clamshell system, non-touchscreen, running with an ARM processor, Kal-El Quad Core, running a real version of Microsoft Word. Power, small size, a long battery life, and runs the apps that I need on the job. I'm impressed!</p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/m-v01cCMauk&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/m-v01cCMauk&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p>