With the timely release of Microsoft's Windows 8 and the hard-hitting judgement that came before it from fussy critics, it is known by many that the new operating system was made in favour towards touch-screens over the traditional mouse and desktops; hence, pushing usability and compatibility strongly amongst devices that are touch enabled.
We've lent our ears to critics, both good and bad, and have decided to give you our judgement by bringing you the three latest devices that are made to handle and bring out the very best of the apparently 'elusive' Windows 8 operating system.
Samsung: Ultrabook Series 5 ULTRA Touch
Lose your inhibitions with the new Ultrabook Series 5 ULTRA Touch and its 13.3-inch intuitive 10-finger multi-touch screen. This enhanced sensitivity coupled together with Microsoft's upgraded Windows 8, further allows one to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications and Windows 8 features, or perform some serious content editing.
Aesthetics and specifications: This metal beauty is simple yet refined as it sports a cool metallic brushed aluminium exterior while its underside is made light with fibreglass. Powered by Intel's Third Generation Core i5 processor and built with a 24 Gigabyte ExpressCache system, the notebook PC ensures excellent user experience. Other than that, users can also look forward to experiencing 10 to 15 percent more efficient CPU processing, including twice as fast media processing and 3D rendering.
Samsung's Ultrabook Series 5 ULTRA Touch will be available in Singapore at S$1,549 in Titan Silver.
Dell: XPS One 27
Dell's XPS One 27 claims all bragging rights as the device truly is a masterpiece encompassing a 27-inch Wide Quad High Definition Display. It's the perfect device to display the colourful tiled applications of the default screen of Windows 8 operating system. And yes, the performance graphics for multimedia creation and entertainment is enhanced three-folds.
Aesthetics and Specifications: Designed for content creators, businessmen and users alike, its display contains 78 percent more pixels than a full High Definition display. The XPS One 27 also features an articulating stand; allowing the display screen to tilt to a 60-degree angle, and is powered by Intel's Third Generation Core i7 processor, rendering it fast and efficient.
Dell's XPS One 27 is available for pre-order at www.dell.com.sg, starting at S$2,699.
Last but not least we have our favourite of the three, Asus' TAICHI. The name is somewhat of a give-away; if you know what TAICHI is, the stylish device boasts unparalleled mobile flexibility with its 11.6-inch dual-screen feature. The best part, the dual-screens can be used simultaneously! As for Microsoft's Windows 8, the operating system complements the TAICHI nicely; the device is able to switch between a multi-touch tablet as well as an Ultrabook, allowing one to make full use of the features on Windows 8.
Aesthetics and Specifications: The TAICHI, powered by Intel's Third Generation Core i7 processor sports a stunning black-mirror finish and weighs in at just 1.25-kilograms. The innovative device, when used as an Ultrabook features a full High Definition screen, a backlit keyboard and a large multi-touch touch-pad, and when flipped and used as a tablet, the device features a full High Definition multi-touch screen.
The technology encompassing the slim and handsome device is amazing as it comes built with In-Plane Switching technology on both screens, ensuring spectacular imaging with accurate colour reproduction as well as providing a 178-degree wide viewing angle for all to admire.
Asus' TAICHI will be priced at S$2,698; the official availability will be announced at a later date.