Microsoft Launches Windows 8 in Singapore

Windows 8
Today is the day whereby Microsoft launched their new and latest operating system, Windows 8 which would be announced concurrently on the same day worldwide. 

Beginning on Friday, 26th October 2012, consumers and businesses worldwide would be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer which includes:

Marking the Start of the new release 
"Windows 8"
Helene Auriol
Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore
Alvaro Celis
Vice President, Sales, Marketing Services and Support, Asia Pacific, Microsoft
  • Beautiful New User Interface
    (New "Touch" User Interface Experience)
  • New Fast and Fluid Start Screen
    (One-Click Access to the Apps and Contents)
  • Windows Store
    (Available on 1000 Windows 8 Certified PCs and tablets)
  • Wide Range of Apps
  • New Internet Explorer 10
  • Interactive Gaming & Multi-tasking
  • Built-in Cloud Capabilities with SkyDrive
  • Built-in Apps such as Social, Photo and Music Apps

When would it be available?
Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in over 140 markets and 37 languages at here, and will also be available at retail locations around the world which includes Singapore.
Over about 50 Windows 8 devices from a wide range of manufacturers including Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba - will be available at more than 120 IT retail stores across Singapore, including Challenger, Courts Harvey Norman and Newstead.

There would be a diversified range of new models all built for Windows  for you to choose from which includes notebooks, tablets, all-in-ones, touch-enabled ultra books and convertibles.
What are the versions available?

Windows 8 will be available in two versions, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro that is catered to anyone out there who is interested in getting your hands on this amazing Windows 8.

Windows 8 Enterprise will also be offered in the market for business customers that offer new possibilities in mobile productivity with intuitive functions such as Windows To Go, DirectAccess, and BranchCache, as well as the enhanced end-to-end security with features including BitLocker and Applocker.

Prices and Pathway
Windows 8 Price and Pathways

To check whether you are eligible for the upgrade head on down to Windows 8 website to use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to verify your computer's compatibility for Windows 8 now!
Features of Windows 8
Windows 8 Features Table
Internet Explorer 
(App Version)
Windows 8 Start Screen
People App
(Link your Twitter,Facebook & Social Platform)
Windows 8 Calendar

Pictures Library

Picture Password
(New Picture Password that allow you to manually input your own gestures)
Photo Application
Multi-Tasking Features

Here are some of the Windows 8 devices that were showcased at the launch!
Toshiba® Satellite U920T

Lenovo® IdeaPad® Yoga 13
Lenovo® IdeaPad® Yoga 13
Specification Sheet
Toshiba® Satellite U920T
Here are the Top Windows 8 Apps in Singapore


Windows 8 Pro
Still using the Old Operating System? 
Thinking of upgrading to a more advance OS?
Head down to any participating outlets now to get your hands on one of this amazing operating system.

For more information about Windows 8 you can visit the official website here.