Windows 8 Convertible PCs Proliferate as Windows Store Apps Blossom

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-03-13
 
 
 

HP ENVY 23-d140t TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC

HP's new all-in-one desktop PC is optimized for Windows 8. It's an ultra-powerful PC with intuitive touch capabilities in a sleek, space-saving design. It's also perfect for your kitchen with the new HP Recipe Box that allows you to collect, manage and easily categorize your recipes. Enjoy entertainment for the entire household with everything from Beats Audio to video chat in high definition (HD).

HP ENVY 23-d140t TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC

Vizio Thin + Light Touch

With a striking aluminum design, the Vizio Thin + Light Touch with Windows 8 is a laptop that's impossible to ignore. But don't let its thin profile fool you. The high-performance 14-inch Thin + Light Touch sports a stunning HD+ touch-screen display and premium SRS audio so you can travel through a whole galaxy with the new Angry Birds Space. Powered by AMD's best quad-core processor A10 and flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) for instant-on, the Vizio Thin + Light performs like a powerful desktop machine but in an ultrathin profile. It also comes with Microsoft Signature, the cleanest Windows 8 experience on a new PC without the usual junkware installed.

Vizio Thin + Light Touch

Asus VivoBook X202E

If you're looking for an affordable, high-quality Windows 8 PC, the Asus VivoBook X202E is worth checking out. This notebook has an 11.6-inch, multi-gesture touch-screen so you can tap, swipe and pinch your way through your favorite apps—including the new Cocktail Flow app. Windows 8 lets you easily switch between apps, zoom in on images and content, rearrange tiles and much more. Its Intel Core i3 processor delivers speedy system performance, uses less power and enables sharper graphics. The VivoBook also boasts a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of system memory to give you smooth computing and ample storage for your movies, music and photos.

Asus VivoBook X202E

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

The new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a mini Ultrabook that provides ultimate flexibility between work and play in a portable device and features a 10-point, multi-touch-screen. At just 0.68 inches, it also has the same hinge design found throughout the whole Yoga line, allowing four flexible usage modes: laptop, tablet, stand or tent. Watching movies served up by Netflix has never looked better in both the stand and tent modes. With enhanced software and electronics, the Yoga 11S supports advanced gesture controls that allow users to flip through photos and pages or rewind and fast-forward music and videos using simple hand motions in front of its Web camera.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Acer Iconia W7

The Acer Iconia W7 provides high-end Windows 8 performance in a tablet PC. Enjoy fast, clear, 10-point touch that will allow you to unleash your inner creativity with the Fresh Paint app. The W7 uses responsive and fast Intel Core processors that enable the system to take on spreadsheets, presentations and more complex computing tasks with ease. The Acer Iconia W7 has an 11.6-inch display that boasts full HD 1080p (1920 by 1080) resolution, so photos and video are vibrant and stunning while text and graphics are crisp and clear. It also comes with a keyboard/case for protection and efficient input, as well as a cradle that positions the tablet upright for use at the office or home.

Acer Iconia W7

Samsung Series 7 Chronos

The Samsung Series 7 Chronos packs powerful performance and rich multimedia into a thin and light touch-screen laptop. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touch-pad and keyboard. Rich sound and JBL-optimized speakers make it an ideal PC for producing and playing music through apps such as Music Maker Jam. The laptop's full HD display offers an experience that looks as great as it sounds. A powerful Intel processor and dedicated 1GB of external graphics are great for multitasking, while rapid startup times and more than 11 hours of battery life make it easy to stay connected and productive.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos

Sony VAIO Duo 11

Sony VAIO Duo 11 delivers a full HD Ultrabook and a touch-screen tablet. All in a compact, mobile design that's ready for the world of Windows 8 apps, including Shazam, the quick and easy way to discover more about music, TV and ads. Write notes or draw with the digitizer stylus, type an email or use your fingers to pinch, swipe and scroll your way through the Web.

Sony VAIO Duo 11

Dell XPS 12

The Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook with Windows 8 is two devices in one: a full-powered laptop that easily becomes a full-featured touch-powered tablet. The flip-hinge touch-screen display is elegant and easily transitions between laptop and tablet mode with a simple flip. The full HD capacitive touch-screen display provides in excess of two times more pixels than a standard HD display, and delivers an exceptionally clear and bright viewing experience for SnagFilms, an app that offers a broad collection of independent movies for free.

Dell XPS 12

Toshiba Satellite U845t

Weighing about 4 pounds and measuring only 0.8 inches thin, the Satellite U845t offers all the performance of a conventional PC in a slim, light frame. The Ultrabook features a 14-inch diagonal HD touch-screen display—great for Windows 8—that allows users to readily navigate applications using touch gestures. With the eBay app for Windows 8, get more from your buying and selling activities and never miss a deal. The Satellite U845t is constructed of durable aluminum in Ice Blue and also includes a spacious click-pad. Powered by a third-generation Intel Core processor and fast DDR3 (double data rate type three) memory, the Ultrabook features a 500GB hard drive with a 32GB solid-state drive cache to deliver extremely responsive performance. It also restarts from sleep mode in seconds.

Toshiba Satellite U845t

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