We are 3 weeks away from the Windows 8 public release and the Surface RT tablet release,but These two products from the Software Giant have already joined the awards lists.
As reported earlier by Neowin Popular Mechanics Recently announced the breakthrough performers of the year 2012 for various categories including products,Innovations etc.Windows 8 along with Surface Tablet has already made to the list of breakthrough product of the year 2012 just weeks before the official release.
The new Windows 8 operating system reinvents the operating system erasing the distinction between desktops and the touch screen based tablets,giving the users the choice of using touch input as well as the conventional keyboard and mouse input and the choice to switch between the Modern Ui and the desktop mode,while for the Surface the keyboard doubles up as a protective cover,while the tablet gets a PC functionality courtesy the powerful Intel based processors(for Windows 8 Pro based Surface).
Though the selection of these devices and operating system before the release might feel a bit odd,since Popular Mechanics couldn’t have got ample of time with the device to play before giving this verdict,so it’s unsure on what basis have they awarded these products for this years list.
Nevertheless its’s a good sign of things to come for Microsofts products as we inch closer to the mega launch on 26th October where we will see Surface RT release along with an array of devices from manufacturers like Dell,Samsung,Acer,Asus and HP.