What new hardware to expect on Oct 18th with Windows 8.1?
Intel Haswell processors are already shipping to PC Vendors and Intel is about to announce Bay Trail Atom, Samsung is mass-producing PCIe based SSDs and Apple's exclusive rights to using the Thunderbolt technology have expired.
I want to see Windows 8.1 devices that in addition to what they already sport, also
Come without bloatware (which I know is very improbable)
Can give 12 hours of battery
Have 128GB and more of PCIe based SSD
Utilize the Microsoft's new Precision Touchpad
Embrace the Thunderbolt + DisplayPort technology so that peripherals start coming around
I dont expect much out of Dell and HP.
But I am waiting for what Microsoft has to offer with Surface Pro, Lenovo with Thinkpad series and Sony with VAIO Pro and VAIO tablets!
What are you guys waiting for on October 18th and subsequently, when Windows 8.1 is officially out. I personally don't see the point of 8 inch Windows 8 tablets that run for only 6 hours - but I am curious as to what is your opinion?