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The Rise of the Transformers. Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung and HP prepare for the Windows 8 Battle…

Dragging Windows kicking and screaming in to the future is no easy exercise, but Microsoft has a lot riding on the release of Windows 8. With full cross platform abilities Microsoft has a version of the Tile OS ready for every platform, from Smartphone and tablet to the replacement for the corporate desktop, Microsoft is about to change the computing landscape forever.

Essential to the success of the new platform is the hardware that will run Microsoft’s brand new operating system. At this week’s IFA tech conference in Germany the world has been witness to the Rise of the Transformer. Some slide, some snap together while others convert and some even flip, common to all they are capable of transforming from a tablet into a device capable of replacing your desktop computer. Far more than a common laptop and far sexier than a vanilla desktop computer Windows 8 is about to bring the gesture revolution to the desktop, especially the corporate desktop world.

The Rise of the Transformers sees manufacturers trying to get more out of the tablet form factor, taking advantage of Windows 8 gesture enabled touch screen as well as the tradition speed and convenience of a tangible keyboard, the Windows 8 transformers seem to have it all.

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