No one in their right mind is buying PCs and laptops before the hardware is Windows 8 ready
Windows 8 needs multi-touch hardware
If you absolutely need to buy a new computer that is not Windows 8 touch ready, offer the store or online vendor half price.
That’s all the computer will be worth in October.
As soon as consumers see Windows 8 computers that work with touch, they won’t be going back to mouse and click. Windows 8 is going to kill the old computer interface, and the hardware that is not touch enabled. Continue reading →
The number of SKUs will be simplified at launch this fall – two on Intel computers and one for ARM mobile devices
Windows 8 Metro home (picture NJN Network)
On the Windows Blog Microsoft announced the three versions of Windows 8 that will ship, greatly simplifying the choice for consumers and business.
Windows 8 will be the consumer product. Enthusiasts and organization with networking will likely purchase Windows 8 Pro. You won’t be able to buy Windows RT: it’s an OEM version for manufacturers of tablets, smart phones and other devices. Continue reading →