The big, wide world of Windows 8 hardware
13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT
By Alex Cocilova | Techworld | Published: 17:44, 25 October 2012
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has been consuming our daily news cycles lately, but there are plenty of other manufacturers fighting for attention as we approach the Windows 8 launch day on 26 October. Luckily, Microsoft's partners (we can still call them that, right?) are all providing some truly unique and intriguing hardware options. They're not getting the attention of Surface RT, but who knows, maybe one of the following 13 machines is really the new Windows device to beat.
Dell Latitude 10
It may not win any beauty contests, but the Latitude 10 should find its way into at least a few IT workers' hearts. This 10-incher has a 1366-by-768 touchscreen and a long-lasting swappable battery for those long periods away from a charger. It will also support Dell Data Protection and Encryption, and some models will have a smart card option for extra security. Though losing it won't risk your data, leaving it on the bus is still frowned upon.