At NVIDIA's CES 2012 press event, Microsoft's Aidan Marcuss, Senior Director of marketing in Windows, demonstratde Windows 8 running on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad core mobile processor.
In Aidan's demo, he showed the fast and fluid Windows 8 experience in action powered by Tegra 3 that supports hardware accelerated graphics - showing first-hand the progress made since the last year's CES, announcement that Windows 8 will run on System on a Chip (SoC) which included ARM architecture based processors from partners like NVIDIA.
Combining the power of the Tegra 3 with Windows 8 means users will be able to enjoy a fantastic Windows 8 experience with their Metro-style apps from the Windows Store that will run across all their Windows 8 PCs and Tablets.
Also, in CES keynote, Tami Reller - CFO and CMO for the Windows and Windows Live Division - previewed Windows 8. On both ARM (on a prototype hardware running a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip) and x86 (on the Samsung preview device gave out at BUILD), Tami demonstrated features in Windows 8 such as the Start screen, Charms, the Windows Store, and Metro-style apps - which will be available across all your Windows 8 PCs and tablets.
What Tami showed was just a small preview of what's to come with Windows 8. There is still much more. Watch for the next milestone of Windows 8 on the path to availability coming in late February.
To see Windows 8 in action for yourself from tonight's keynote, you'll be able to check out the CES keynote on-demand here from Microsoft News Center (Tami is introduced at the 01:32:00 mark). You can also read my personal Windows 8 preview here in this blog post from BUILD.
You can watch the Windows 8 demonstration video as well as other Microsoft products demostration videos on our blog post titled "Microsoft at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show Videos 'Windows 8 Devices, Windows Phone, Kinect with Sesame Street'".
The below video, showing tonight during our CES keynote in Las Vegas, highlights many of the incredible thin-and-light PCs available right now as well as a couple that were just announced today like the HP Envy 14 Spectre ultrabook and next-generation Samsung Series 9 available in a 13 and 15 inch screen! Watch the video!
Here are the photos of the Reller Windows 8 demo:
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