Video: Hands on with a Acer Iconia Tab running Windows 8


Touch looks like its going to be the best way of interacting with Windows 8, the new Metro UI is designed for touch. I have tried Windows 8 on a desktop and Acer Netbook so I was very keen to try it on a touch screen device. Over the weekend I had some hands on time with  a Acer Iconia Tab which is a capacitive touchscreen PC and is ideal for Windows 8.

The Tab’s multi-touch display works very well with Windows 8 and is much better than operating it with a mouse and keyboard.

In the video I try the new Start menu,  swipe between applications and try the split on-screen keyboard. Overall I really like Windows 8 on a touchscreen, it works better than the mouse and keyboard for the Metro UI and it works on the Tab really well.  Next to get the Windows 8 test will be my HP Tablet PC


Thanks to John for the load on the unit

About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

4 thoughts on “Video: Hands on with a Acer Iconia Tab running Windows 8”

  1. Stuart says:

    There will NOT be any plug-in support in IE 10 Metro app. So no Silverlight, Flash or PDF reader plug-ins and any other IE browser plug-in, you will have to live without them.

    The desktop version of IE 10 will still support plug-ins.

    1. tomson says:

      huh? so within ie10 metro app we wont be able to view flash etc? seems barmy when you know full well the others will make a metro app that supports it.

      1. Ian Dixon says:

        I am happy to have a nice clean browse, just like on the iPad

  2. John Hoole says:

    The noises when hitting the keys appear to be the same as those on the xbox 360 just as a random fact

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