We control the horizontal and the vertical ... of your joojoo Windows 8 Consumer Preview running tablet that is ... let's take a look at how the joojoo and Windows get on together ....
So much has happened this week in our world of tech and games , the Raspberry Pi launch (and order delay just like the good old days of self assembly Sinclair ZX80s) , the EA and GAME mess up of Mass Effect 3 , and another delayed preorder announcement of the siliconmicrodisplay ST1080 ... as well as of course the very quiet launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview .
In between sourcing some UK Mass Effect 3 N7 Editions , ordering 2 ST1080s and crying over the sold out Raspberry Pi I managed to test out and install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on two of my Windows 8 tablets... on the lowliest ( but still mighty fine ) Atom N270 and Ion powered Joojoo to the fastest an i7 Lenovo X220T . Both machines fyi have been running Windows 8 dev preview for several months , and both have identical Runcore msata SSDs running the OS .
And without further ado here are my first impressions .
We start with mine joojoo tablet which looks nice in Landscape mode but shines in the Portrait orientation which makes for a very nice Pinball machine as you can see:
|Earlier.... a Windows 8 tablet taking a bite out of apple|
|the closest Apple kind has come to a full OS running tablet .....come on Mr Ives....|
|that deaf dumb and blind (and dead ) Joojoo tablet sure plays a mean Pinball with Win 8 CP!|
|the revolution will be tabletized .... Hiiiiiii YAAAAA!|
|the App Store App in portrait ... there's too many of them...and free too!|
And now let's check the landscape orientation out ....
let's play and watch some more ....
The Browser is dead :Windows 8 represents a seismic shift in the way we connect to our media at the moment many of reach our media through a browser window , whether it is watching videos or social networking you get there on a PC through a browser.. with Windows 8 use you can find yourself doing everything you would normally get up to but without ever having resorted to typing anything into google or bing or whatever browser you were enslaved to , thus Windows 8 can be a totally browser less experience. Google should worry.... As Windows 8 delivers content through the OS App interface your need to even go near a browser window is gone ....
When your video games and social media are so well presented and attainable without worrying about installing java , flash etc who needs a browser any more check out some multitasking below : Oh and of course all your browsers still work , but you are not going to use them so much . Side effect : no more ads or pop ups and nothing nasty downloading without you knowing it ...although you will have to keep an eye on the Apps you select and what they have access to ... yes tablets of Android and iOS have had these features for ages , but it is Microsoft that is giving consumers what they want , and they want the desktop experience to be an evolved tablet and phone experience ...with no Apple type excuses that we do not want touch enabled Mac Airs and Pros ....
Installation is effortless , no USB or DVD rom ISO nonsense just go to the site and download the installer then does everything , including keeping your personal files . No need to uninstall Windows 8 dev preview. You just need to make sure you have 20gb free on the install partition.
The joojoo I use has 4gb DDR3 , a 64 gb SSD , an Atom N270 and desktop nVidia Ion , it
can run any classic pc game quite happily and even the likes of Star Wars the Old Republic .
Windows 8 just looks stunning on this thing , a couple of years ago now , I told the CEO of Fusion Garage , that he should have launched with this configuration and with Windows 7 , he could have done this at a time before the iPad launched, I also emailed him to ask if his next tablet could be based on Windows 8 . Instead Fusion Garage went into the custom Android OS business that yielded the Grid10 , which killed the company dead . In attempting to ape Steve Jobs , by not listening to customer demands and feedback Fusion Garage went two for two with failed tablet launches. There can be only one Steve Jobs....
Meanwhile with the arrival of a gift from Microsoft the Windows 8 dev preview last year suddenly every joojoo owner had a 8s booting Windows 8 tablet in their hands. with a tidy desk top Ion accelerating proceedings , and a fancy msata ssd to run the whole thing from ...
Microsoft you see had been listening to all the Apple customer feedback that Apple had not , being too busy making billions and building it`s UFO headquarters.... We love the iPad , but why can`t we have a full OS tablet with the power of a desktop or laptop ,and most importantly the freedom of a desktop ... And that is what Windows 8 gives you , a portal to your games ,social and business web haunts , a market of 500 million laps and desks onto which to forward your own Apps if you should chose to do so.... And a lot of those are going to be Apple Mac Airs ,Pros , and Book Pros ... hands up who bootcamped Win 8 last week?
Last week millions , yes millions of Apple Mac Air and Book owners will have installed Windows 8 Consumer preview only to wish that the screens on their silver dream machines could handle multi touch like those magical iPad devices.....
On the joojoo , which is just Atom based , the Windows 8 Consumer Preview runs mighty fine , and the 16:10 screen ratio with a 1366 768 res looks stunning and is unique , no one is going to come out with an Aluminium shelled 12.1 inch Ion powered tablet again . Of my 4 PC tablets this one is the most visually striking even if it does have the lowliest hardware. Plus it is thin and light enough to hold , in portrait and landscape mode . And they said it could not even run Flash...!
If Windows 8 runs at this speed on Atom powered hardware from 2 years ago , then things look great for the up and coming generation of specially developed tablets . Clearly though if you are running Windows 7 or Vista on your netbook or desktop you are going to be delighted with Windows 8`s speed and features.
In a few months though you will own a Windows 8 tablet for the price of a netbook , and this is where Microsoft is going to bite Apple hard , it is very easy to produce even a sub
$300 tablet that will run Windows 8 .. I know I have been using one for 4 months...
The beauty is that the already highly optimised and scalable nature of Windows 8 means YOU get to choose your hardware , you could have the fastest ivy bridge , quad gpu desktop running this booting in 3 s off the ssd of your choice , and you could run the same OS on your atom powered joojoo , and have access to all your apps and media across platforms.
With the announcement of an Arm based iPad HD on March 7th the race may be on to install Windows 8 ARM preview on Cupertino's magical device .... more Win 8 CP demos to follow on the i7 Lenovo X220T and the dual screened Acer Iconia 6120
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