First Look – Acer T231H monitor delivers multi-touch for Windows 8

The Acer T231H bmid LCD Monitor together with Windows 8 Consumer Preview puts a biggie-sized iPad on your desk

Acer T231H 23" multi-touch monitor with Windows 8 Metro home screen (click for larger image) Photo NJN Network

Windows 8 needs two things to be a hit on the desktop – a multi-touch monitor and touch pad. Acer delivers the multi-touch experience with the T231H bmid. The Acer monitor is stunning. At under $350 retail, it leads the pack of competitive monitors we have investigated. Continue reading

Consumer Preview of Windows 8 available February 29

Microsoft will be providing a free download of the new version of the world’s most popular computer operating system

Windows 8 Metro interface

Microsoft announced that the next step in releasing Windows 8 will occur with a Consumer Preview release of Windows 8. Within 12 to 18 months of deployment of the final release more than 500 million copies of Windows 8 will be on smart phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and servers around the world.

Actually Microsoft didn’t announced the preview but did invite people to a special event in Barcelona, Spain after which consumers will be able to download the free consumer preview of Windows 8. Continue reading