Just 10 minutes into the keynote at the 2013 Microsoft BUILD event Steve Ballmer has announced a focus on â€œsmall tablets running Windowsâ€ and, for attendees, a free Acer Iconia W3. This is significant. This is the NewUMPC being pushed forward in a very powerful way. For UMPCPortal fans and followers, it should make you happy.
We’re following the BUILD live stream and suggest you catch up with the sessions here. The Windows 8.1 download can also be found here (link not live at time of writing.) Note that some Intel Atom tablets/hybrids are not supported. The Acer W5 appears to be supported but we haven’t completed all stages of the upgrade yet. Update: Confirmed working and stable after a 2hr upgrade process.
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