Microsoft has announced its latest Windows 8, and it’s now in Malaysia!
Thanks to Nuffnang, I got the opportunity to attend the Windows 8 launch and demonstration at Plaza Low Yat.
The launch started off with a welcome note by Ananth Lazarus, the Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.
He basically shared the excitement towards the brand new Windows 8 and how it would generally impact the community – to create and consume content, whether during work or play.
Next, the Windows 8 Demonstration was presented by Danny Ong and Shiao Peng, Microsoft Malaysia’s Chief Marketing & Operations Officer and Technology Strategist respectively.
They demonstrated cool features of the Windows 8 and some apps that are available from the new Microsoft Store.
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with what Windows 8 has to offer – it’s like a full-fledged desktop-based OS designed to be compatible with tablet devices.
As of the launch date, hardware partners in Malaysia such as Asus, Dell and Samsung (and may more) have announced the availability of Windows 8 devices.
This is the typical Start screen with Live Tiles feature on Microsoft Windows 8 – with customized fancy background, of course.
The Start screen provides immediate access to multiple social applications and delivers live updated information at a glance.
It has a fast and fluid movement that doesn’t lag at all. Smooth and it’s quite fun to flick around – although it requires the adoption of unique finger gestures to operate it completely.
I personally like the aesthetics of Windows 8. It’s definitely something new which we rarely come across – particularly the Tiles concept.
Well, I may not have used it extensively, but if Windows 8 is able to blow away iOS and Andriod in terms of ease of use, functionality and speed…
I think I’ll grab one for myself. :D
Or… Microsoft Malaysia, erm… care to sponsor me one? Please? ;)