At the recently conducted BUILD conference,Microsoft decided to give its developers its new product the “Tablet”.So it was expected that some of them might land up on eBay and so they are,a couple of developers have put their tablets on sale.
If you are willing to pay hefty price for them then go ahead they are all yours.There are at least two of the devices currently up on eBay with a bid for $2700 on one of the auctions.
These tablets were only given to BUILD attendees and are not available for general public purchase, which is a unfortunate as they would most likely sell like hot property as many of geeks would like to load up Windows 8 on a tablet.
The device in itself is state of the art, running a Core i5 cpu, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB SSD, its spec list reads more like a laptop than a tablet, which is what Microsoft had most likely intended.
When coupled with the included Bluetooth keyboard and other accessories, the tablet quickly shows that it can function as a tablet, or as a full function PC.
There’s a lot happening over this week from the ongoing Build Conference,yesterday Windows 8 Developer Build was shown off along with many other demonstrations of Metro App development ,IE10 and also gave away as many as 5000 Tablets to the Attendees .
Microsoft also showed off some of the tablets,one of which was the nVidia based Quad Core Tegra powered tablet.So with this one Microsoft will take the hardware acceleration to a next level with native support without the need for the developers to put in extra efforts.
We can expect more and more lightweight windows 8 based tablets and notebooks with superior battery life and eye candy graphics making their way into the markets in the next calender year courtesy nVidia Tegra Processors.
As promised earlier today at the Build Conference,The developer preview is up for grabs now on the newly launched Developer site.There are two kinds of builds available over the Developer site.First is with Developer tools and a 64 Bit version while the other version is Without the Developer tools in 32 bit as well as 64 bit version.
Here are the details of the Developer Builds that are up now on the site dev.windows.com
Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
- 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
- Windows SDK for Metro style apps
- Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
- Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
- 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC.
Windows 8 Developer preview is no more available for download, you can get latest information about Windows 8 on our mainpage here
Microsoft’s to be held windows 8 developers conference named Build which is scheduled for mid September has just been Sold out !Microsoft officially announced the conference a month back(june 1 to be specific) but the conference is sold out even before they detail the agenda for the event.
Today was the last day for the Early Bird Discount for the Event registration so eventually that also ends with the Sold Out Tag.The Build event is a first time event for microsoft an alternative this year for the usual PDC which takes place every year.
BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Learn how to work with the all new touch-centric user experience to create fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world.