Will Microsoft give out Windows 8 demo tablets at BUILD?

August 17, 2011

  • Windows 8 Beta
  • Windows 8 Community Technical Preview
  • Windows 8 Developer Preview
  • etc Fair enough BUT one of the major issues that has gone overlooked so far is: How do you test a touch interface without a tablet? I don’t know about you guys but I have tons of computers that I can throw a demo version of Windows 8 on and test the Desktop version on. How oh how would I test a tablet version with a touch interface? One way to fix this issue would be for Microsoft to give out demo tablets to BUILD participants so people can start testing the Windows 8 interface. Other than that, not sure what other way you could do a developer preview or beta of Windows 8 and really have people thoroughly test it. What do you guys think? Do you think Microsoft would give out Windows 8 tablets at BUILD?]]>

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    Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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    • Would that be like 15,000 tablets? Can Microsoft afford that?

      Rodney perkins August 17, 2011 12:23 pm Reply
    • +1 Wish I could go.

      Ken August 17, 2011 12:46 pm Reply
    • Hy all peaple! Well, i bought a Tablet PC with Microsoft Windows 7 in february 2011 and, yes i hope test w8, oh yes, on my tab!

      cdcdan55 August 17, 2011 1:08 pm Reply
    • I think they must change the name or it sounds like rambo 1-2-3-4-5 like that….its an old out coming that means we added some new updates thats all what U will get.

      Tolga Perperek August 17, 2011 2:37 pm Reply
    • Bill Gates can certainly afford to and it would be a cheap form of advertisement that could bring hundreds of millions in return.

      Mmouse53a August 17, 2011 7:57 pm Reply
    • How about making it to be able to work with a mouse as well as touch as not everyone is going to the expense of bying a new monitor as I have gone and bought a large screen tv to use as a monitor prior to the news of 8 being the new release as microsoft normally has  its O/S out for some time before a new release is out in the market 

      Gregoy Van Der Beek August 18, 2011 3:20 am Reply
    • makes sense to give out tablets after all it is a tax write off

      Alf August 18, 2011 11:27 pm Reply
    • i already have the asus epad 121 with windows 7 so i’m really looking forward to test windows 8 supposed to suit it this tablets much more precisely

      will August 23, 2011 9:36 am Reply
    • I don’t like tablets or touch screens they are highly inaccurate.They are made for the lazy  sods who can’t be bothered to use a keyboard & mouse.

      Gsaravin September 26, 2011 9:58 am Reply
    • considering that they are going to be using a realitively new type of os base(touch vs. keyboard)
      it would be to their greater advantage to give out tablets for free with loaded software for users to test with, othewrwise how are they going to know if it will work for them. I certainly would not pay the price of a tablet plus pay for win8 only to find out that I cant use it.

      rag789 October 16, 2011 10:54 am Reply

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