Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 12
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft already sells the Surface RT tablet/notebook hybrid (that’s one in the picture), but the Surface Pro is something very different even though it will look similar. It will have the full version of Windows 8 on it rather than the version that supports only touch-centric Windows Store applications. Surface Pro supports them, too, but also welcomes any app that runs on Windows 7. The 1920x1080 pixel display supports 10-point multi-touch and stylus input. With that screen and an Intel Core i5 processor this could be both an excellent tablet and laptop.