Windows 8 PCs have already started to surface in HSN online shopping website before Microsoft’s official Windows 8 launch on October 26th. The website has posted Windows 8 laptops from PC manufacturers such as Gateway and Acer.
In the website, the pricing of all five Windows 8 laptop models are displayed with provision for ready shipping when ordered. However these devices will not be eligible for any Windows upgrades in the future. But for those who are keen to have hands-on experience of Windows 8 before the official release can very well go ahead and get the one of their choice from the website.
In the images hosted in HSN website, Windows 8 Logo can be found embedded in the Windows key. The edges of the laptops also feature Windows 8 logo.
The listed Windows 8 laptops in the website include;
Gateway Core i5 Windows 8 laptop computer
Gateway Core i3 15.6 inches LED-Backlit LCD laptop computer
Acer 15.6 inches touch-screen LCD Windows 8 laptop computer
Acer 23 inches LCD Windows 8 Core i5 laptop computer
Each of the laptops will have 60-day trials to software such as;
Microsoft Office 2010
Norton Internet Security Suite
Nero 12 Essentials
CyberLink Power DVD
The manufacturers have come up with some of their own offerings including;
Backup and Recovery Software
However increasing criticisms are coming up from across the industry regarding the website’s promise to deliver the products before the official launch of Windows 8. Microsoft has confirmed the latest listings by HSN as ‘Unauthorized Listings’. Microsoft has also confirmed that none of its Windows 8 products will go on sale until October 26th, 2012.
With the statement of Microsoft, it is more likely that HSN website will take off these offerings until Windows 8 is officially launched.