Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Windows 7 Showcase Lures Lookers with Laptop Hardware

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-12-03 Print this article Print
Microsoft Windows 7 Showcase Lures Lookers with Laptop Hardware

Microsoft Windows 7 Showcase Lures Lookers with Laptop Hardware

by Cameron Sturdevant
The Microsoft Showcase in San Francisco talked up the Windows 7 operating system running on Dell, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and ASUS hardware. The lineup also included a monster Origin gaming rig that claims to be the most powerful on the planet and costs just shy of $10,000 including a built-in Xbox 360. Although most of the laptops on display were tempting, it's clear that designers are having trouble coming up with breakthrough interface improvements. Curvy lines, screens that pivot inside a frame, oddly placed touchpads and a color palate mainly limited to lacquered black were offered as innovations in style and usability. The systems themselves were sprightly where it counted with clear, bright displays and plentiful helpings of RAM, processor power and wireless connectivity options. Intel ruled the event with almost every laptop system equipped with some variation of the latest Core i3, i5 or i7 processor. Nvidia was the clear choice for powering the graphics that make the Windows 7 user experience possible.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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