Windows 8 PCs, Tablets From Samsung, Asus, Dell, Others at CES
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is taking flight this week as one of the world's biggest showcases for all things digital. The PC world is igniting this year with the launch of Windows 8, with backing for the new OS that is a cumulative effort across the industry. The result: More than 1,500 new PCs and devices certified for Windows 8—many on display this week at CES. New capabilities in Windows 8, including touch input, have led to differentiation in the market, with manufacturers designing convertibles, tablets, all-in-ones and table PCs. In a Jan. 7 blog post, Nick Parker, Microsoft's vice president of OEM sales and marketing, said: "Microsoft and our OEM partners are working closely together to delight customers with hardware, software and services that create immersive new experiences and computing scenarios. The hardware innovation from our partners continues with amazing new PCs and devices coming into the Windows 8 ecosystem. Momentum for the platform is also strong with consumers, commercial customers and developers: we've crossed the 40 million mark for Windows 8 licenses, there are more apps coming online every day, and cloud services to unify media and content across devices."
Samsung Series 7 Chronos
Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power. The system offers 10-finger multi-touch capabilities, enabling people to interact directly with the screen as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing an Intel quad-core processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 0.82 inches. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in less than 12 seconds.