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.
Sony Duo 11
When senior editor Loyd Case first pulled the Duo 11 out of its box, he thought it was a tablet. But after some investigating and screen sliding, the integrated keyboard was revealed. The 11.6-inch, IPS touchscreen offers a 1920-by-1080 resolution to complement the performance luxuries of a Core i7 processor. The price is a little hefty at $1,100, and the keyboard is a little cramped, but you get a nice ultrabook that thinks it's a tablet.