Microsoft says the final version of Windows 8 will be available by the end of October, along with the first PCs running Windows 8 and Windows RT. The company will release Windows 8 to hardware makers (RTM, as they say) in the first week of August, and will let app developers start charging for their wares at the same time.
In the past, new versions of Windows meant new laptops and desktops. But to go along with Windows 8’s touch-friendly interface, PC makers will be launching tablets, touchscreen laptops and hybrid devices as well. Here’s a rundown of the most interesting Windows 8 PCs we’ve heard about so far:
Microsoft stunned the tech world last month with plans to build its own Windows 8 tablets, collectively known as “Surface.”…
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