People think the PC means business and productivity. In a way, it does. Over the years, the PC has moved toward advanced telecommunications and entertainment features as a more centered part of everyone’s life. 2012 has revolutionized the concept of Smart electronics. 2013 promises even smarter electronics with greater friendliness for market penetration among all ages. Microsoft offers Windows 8 and Intel introduces 3rd generation I-core processors. For you, it offers an enriched future where impossibilities are closer to realities.
The upcoming, new Intel 3rd generation processor shifts into nanotechnology to help bring about smaller notebooks, called Ultrabooks, that were introduced last year. These are smaller and thinner than most notebooks available. If 2012 was the year of the Tablet, 2013 is going to reveal an expansion of the Ultrabook. At about the same thi-ness of a tablet, the Ultrabook delivers the power and uncompromising capabilities of a notebook at around the same type of weight of a tablet.
While Ultrabooks currently limit screen sizes at 13.3-inches, new models are approaching 15-inch screens.
Windows 8 builds upon Windows 7. What is quite apparent is the use of APPS, little windows that take you places faster than ever. Windows 8 takes mobile to a new level by integrating touch technology into Ultrabooks and Notebooks with touch screens.
Windows 8 is hands-on and designed to eliminate the need to choose. You don’t have to “work” on your PC and “play” on your tablet. The most efficient way to get stuff done is immediately available. Whether you’re browsing apps, reading a book, or typing on the go with touch, creating a project that requires the more productive horsepower of a traditional mouse and keyboard, or doing everything at once, Windows 8 makes it easy. You use whatever works best, whenever it works best. No tradeoffs.
On new, touch-enabled PCs, the things you can do with a mouse and keyboard are just as easy to do with touch. You can switch between apps, organize your Start screen, and pan and zoom. With the touch keyboard, you can navigate, type, and interact on the go.
Because you work in different ways depending on which app you’re using, Windows 8 makes it easy to use whichever method works best. The touch keyboard has two modes designed to suit the way you work. You get a full-sized keyboard with large buttons, or a handy thumb keyboard that splits the keys on either side of the screen, making it easy and more comfortable to use on the go. Typing feels natural whether you’re sitting down or walking around.
Windows 8 adds the dream of “relatedness”. In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work. For example, the Photos and Mail apps are connected, so you can select a picture from an album in your Photos app and email it to one of your contacts with a single click. No more opening your mail separately and attaching the picture. You can enable apps to include content you’re your SkyDrive, share with your contacts in the People app, and send mail to people you know.
With Windows 8, your entire PC is cloud-connected. Storage, information, and apps are easily accessible through Internet access. You’ll have new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging apps that are connected to services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter just by adding them to your Microsoft account.
Internet Explorer 10 puts the focus on the web, not the browser. It dedicates your entire screen to your websites so the web is literally edge-to-edge. There, only when you need them, browser tabs and navigation controls appear and then quietly get out of the way when you don’t want them anymore.
Most people don’t think about what’s under the hood—and you certainly don’t need to with Windows 8. You can rest assured that Windows 8 has the flexibility to meet your needs. It runs on different hardware systems, such as ultra-thin, ultra-light, and all-in-ones, so you can choose a device that suits you. If you’re used to working with apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, they’ll run smoothly with the full power of Windows on the Windows 8 desktop. From the desktop, all the familiar Windows 7 apps and devices are at your fingertips. It’s just as efficient as Windows 7 but elevated to the power of 8.
While the new Intel processors and Windows 8 aren’t ready for sale until the end of 2012, the promise of new user friendliness means greater scope and access to wider ranges of ages, audiences, and users. Microsoft’s Windows 8 works with Intel to redefine the perception of what a computer is and does. What is does for you may require thoughts and dreams. The possibilities of happening are more possible.
Microsoft has released a Beta version of Windows 8 for developers and users to test and review. It’s a way of ironing out kinks prior to release.