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 12
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.
Toshiba Satellite U925t
Like many of the devices on this list, the Satellite U925t is hard to define. Similar to the Sony Duo 11, I would consider this a slider-hybrid. The 12.5-inch HD touchscreen slides back and reveals a spacious back-lit keyboard, transforming it from tablet to ultrabook. It comes packed with an Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, SD reader, HDMI, USB 3.0 and a full version of Windows 8. All this at just over 3 pounds and under an inch thick.