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.
HP Spectre One
If touchscreens aren't really your style, you may want to look into the Spectre One. The 23.6-inch HD system utilizes a wireless trackpad to deliver the gesture and multitouch touch benefits without the fingerprints. On top of the usual all-in-one features such as USB 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi and the choice of a large hard disk drive or a faster solid-state drive, the Spectre One includes near-field communication (NFC) technology.