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.
Acer Aspire U series
The Acer Aspire U series includes the 27-inch 7600U (right) and 23-inch 5600 (left) to seemingly fit any all-in-one need. The 7600U supports 64-point simultaneous touch and can be angled from zero to 90 degrees to make a large flat surface, similar to Sony's Tap 20. The 5600U, Acer claims, is the thinnest all-in-one PC available, and can tilt from 30 to 85 degrees, allowing orientation in a portrait mode. The unit can also be mounted on a wall, allowing you to start your future-home makeover.