Best Of Windows 8 Hardware – Tablets / Convertibles

With Windows 8 being launched today, a whole slew of devices or computers were launched over the past year to complement it. here’s a list of my favourite tablets, with a list on desktops and laptops coming soon.

1. Dell XPS Duo 12

pros: innovative design, good specifications, ultrabook like form factor

cons: expensive ($1,200) (still cheaper than certain macbook air’s and better IMO)

2. HP Envy x2

pros: looks like a laptop but is also a tablet, brilliant battery life

cons: still unsure for now, will update if any are found

3. Asus Vivo Tab

Just as you expect it to be, comes in RT and Normal variants.

4. Samsung ATIV Smart PC

comes with an S-Pen for galaxy note like functionality!

5. Dell XPS 10

Well I’ll be damned

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Well as the heading says, I’ll be damned. The blackberry bold 9900 a.k.a touchbold launched today in indonesia, and from the press release, it’s clear we know more about the phone than they do, as they are still calling it the dakota, which was just it’s development nickname. There’s no official statement of documentation from RIM themselves where the 9900 is stated as the Dakota, but that dosent take away the fact that this is one sweet device, now it may not be the phone that pulls me away from rule #7 of my life (all blackberries suck!) but the new device coming from RIM codenamed the “bb colt” might just catch my eye. The reason? Its gonna be running QNX! now I may have posted in the past of my dissatisfaction and disappointment in the abysmal playbook, well the truth is after using it a couple of times, the device is starting to grow on me, and I actually really like it, the video playback is just superb, even in comparison to the iPad 2, now even though I don’t really like tablets and find them useless in comparison to an ultraportable PC (samsung series 9, MacBook Air), the whole touch interface could be a need to some people.

Back to the 9900, it feels quite solid and responsive but there’s just one thing that might draw consumers back, it’s 9 million (IDR) wassup with that??? I’d rather get the HTC sensation which runs gingerbread and runs on a dual core snapdragon 1.2GHz SoC.

What do you think? Will you be pickin up a bold for Nearly double the price of a high end android?