Microsoft Unifies the PC and Tablet Worlds

Written by Flavius Saracut
Published on Sep 14, 2011
Read time 2 min
Category App Development

By this hour, the whole universe must have heard about the presentation Microsoft did for Windows 8 on a tablet built by Samsung. It’s a pretty exciting announcement since this is an OS that will be supported by both PCs and tablets. I believe this a really smart move from Microsoft, since we all know the PC market is huge and the tablet market is growing every year.

Windows 8 tablet pc

So back to the OS, for starters it boots in under 10 seconds and the homescreen is presented in tiles form, really easy to be customized. I particularly like the option to have apps running simultaneously, you can keep  two or more apps open on the screen. This comes in handy for times when checking tweets and also browsing through headlines in your RSS reader. The tablet also comes with a stylus which is pretty cool when taking hand written notes. USB 3.0 will also be present, so here’s one more reason to love a Windows 8 device.

Microsoft announced support for ARM-based chipsets, x86 (as well as x32 and x64) devices, touch and sensors means Windows 8 works beautifully across a spectrum of devices, from 10-inch tablets and laptops to all-in-ones with 27-inch high-definition screens.

So expect in the next period to see these devices popping out from a whole bunch of manufacturers. I’m looking forward to have my hands on them, and to switch my Windows laptop with a device I can easily work on at the office(with a physical keyboard) and then at home use it as a tablet on my couch.

ebook banner
Written by Flavius Saracut
Flavius is the Marketing Manager and Co-founder of Mobiversal, a mobile app development company working with startups and established brands like Forbes to create unique mobile experiences. Mobiversal is also the maker of Appointfix and FieldVibe. Connect with him on Twitter @FlaviusSaracut.

Do you have an app idea?
Get a free quote

What to read next

Grow Your Business With a Native Mobile App
Mar 9, 2022 12 min. read

How to grow your business with a native mobile app

Nowadays, every individual is using mobile apps for business purposes. Building a mobile app is not just for the big companies, the small to medium-sized companies are catching up pretty...
Cristina Radu
Grow Your Business With a Native Mobile App
Mar 9, 2022 12 min. read

How to grow your business with a native mobile app

Nowadays, every individual is using mobile apps for business purposes. Building a mobile app is not just for the big companies, the small to medium-sized companies are catching up pretty...
Cristina Radu