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MSI announces the first Windows 8 certified all-in-one PCs

Wind Top AE2281G and AE2081 awarded Windows Approved status
Fri Aug 17 2012, 12:16
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PC VENDOR Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced the first all-in-one (AIO) PCs to be officially certified for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS).

MSI announced today that the Wind Top AE2281G and the Wind Top AE2081 reached Approved status in the Windows hardware certification reports.

Both models come with a third generation Intel Core processor, an Nvidia Geforce GT630M graphics card and an optional multitouch display.

Two high speed USB 3.0 ports with MSI Super Charger technology alongside four USB 2.0 ports will also feature on the devices, MSI said in a statement.

MSI said that the Wind Top AE2281G AIO is also included in Microsoft's official Windows 8 upgrade program, enabling users to buy an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for £14.99 until 31 January 2013 if they bought the device after 2 June this year.

Microsoft announced last month that its next Windows OS will be available from 26 October. Microsoft Windows division president Steven Sinofsky announced the news at an annual sales meeting, saying that the OS will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.

Though MSI might have grabbed certification for its AIO PCs before any other firms, there will be plenty of other PC OEMs, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Toshiba to name a few, lining up for certifications as they prepare to roll out their lines of ultrabooks and tablets running the OS. µ


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