Launch time is a scant day away now and articles like the Field Guide to Windows 8 Hardware showcase the exciting times as far as choice and potential innovation go with the new OS, touch and technical possibilities. I am hoping that some vendors can rise, deliver truly inspirational computing to us all.
I am keen to see the Microsoft Surface first up, even though the pro version is still 'coming soon' - I really should wait for it as it runs the full Windows8 version and carries the i5 chip as well. I think it is a good play for Microsoft to enter with hardware, to show off a product that energises interest and can inspire their partners to invest in hardware, even if it isnt traditional desktop computers.
[Micosoft Surface hardware via C-NET]
I like this Movement ad, even though it isnt about the experience but about a magnetic hinge :-)
Anyhow, here are some of the images from the C-NET article that shows the breadth of Win8 Touch hardware we might want to explore - cool times. (Sony's 20" tablet - I like it)
[Various Windows 8 hardware form factors via C-NET]