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Windows 8 Update: Microsoft teams with Best Buy to boost Windows 8 sales

Tim Greene | June 14, 2013
Also Surface software updates, HP pushing Windows 8, and a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet

That means the device can run a full version of Windows 8, not the ARM-based version called Windows RT that can't run non-Windows 8 applications.

As a reference design it isn't a commercial product, just a product that is engineered and that OEMs could pick up to create their own versions for consumer sales. Price estimates for the device are around $350.

IE 10 pinches power
When run on Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 uses less power than competing browsers, at least according to Microsoft.

Checking IE 10 against Chrome and Firefox, the company found that its own browser used less power when accessing popular Web sites. It was the clear winner for all but one of the site tested Craigslist which looked like a three-way tie.


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