My Generation App Prize for UCF News for Windows 8

by Kevin February 8, 2013 21:30

Generartion App Prize

 

Here is a my Samsung Series 7 Slate with Windows 8 Pro that I won by being one of the first 2000 developers to have a new app published (UCF News) in the U.S. Windows Store before the October 26th Windows 8 launch date.

I am really impressed with the slate. Even though it was originally released for Windows 7, it works flawlessly with Windows 8. I did miss the convenience of the Touch Cover that I use on my Surface Windows RT, but adding the Bluetooth Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse made the slate as usable and portable as the Surface Windows RT, but with an 11.6" screen.

The slate also makes a great development device, because it has a generation 2 Core i5 processor, which allows it to run legacy Windows apps, unlike the Surface Windows RT. Having the slate with Windows 8 Pro has definitely made the wait for the release of the Surface Windows 8 Pro a lot easier.

I'll be replacing the Samsung Series 7 Slate, Surface Windows RT, and my company-provided laptop with a Surface Windows 8 Pro tomorrow, so the number of my development tools will be greatly reduced.

Click here for more information about Generation App and how they can help you develop your next Windows RT/8 and Windows Phone apps.

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Microsoft Surface | Windows 8

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