An interesting announcement by Microsoft is that while they aim to market Windows 8 sometimes at the end of 2012, they are also adding new features to it. One of the new features is its total compatibility with tablet PCs.
Main features of Windows 8 are –
- It is the updated version of Windows 7 and has quite a few new features added.
- A complete touch screen and metro interface is highlight of the new operating system.
- While the file and desktop features closely resemble with Windows 7 the addition is the touch technology.
- Basic difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is the changes made in the user interface in the later version.
Good News for Tablet Users
Good news for tablet users is that they can now use Windows 8 with full features for their tablet PCs. Only requirement is that their screen should be large enough to accommodate the features and 600 pixels or above is desired. Reason is that in the tablets below 600 pixels screen resolution will have the snap features of Windows 8 automatically disabled and therefore they will not have access to the optimized start screen so suitable for the tablet PCs.
Other Features of the OS
While Windows 8 tablet will have 600pixels+ resolutions, an overview of the internal features may be useful.
- It uses dual core chips as well as Snapdragon processor;
- Thus the OS is compatible with low powered and high performing devices;
- It also has 3G and 4G WWAN connectivity and is based on x86 or Intel based; and
- It works with Texas instruments, Qualcomm, and advanced micro devices.
One of the user-friendly features of the OS is that instead of traditional Windows start menu, the users can launch the applications directly from a screen that is title based. They can also resize the application and move them to side of screen allowing multi tasking with the touch screen user interface.