Windows 8 Tablet Caught on Camera

Photo courtesy BGR

BGR has shared three photos of a slate tablet running Windows 8 at a Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference presentation on Tuesday. The photos show what appears to be the Metro-inspired “Immersive” interface, the touch-based UI Microsoft hopes will rejuvenate their tablet efforts.

No earth-shaking revelations from these finds. The hardware is being called a “concept” and it appears to be little more than a generic model built for demonstration and testing purposes. In fact, it looks like there are three cables plugged into the side, suggesting that it may not be a Tablet PC, but a touchscreen display attached to a separate computer running Windows 8.

At first glance, it looks like the black cable just below the white one is plugged into the phone just to the side, but zooming in and comparing to another photo, that appears to be an optical illusion. Tap over to BGR to check out the other two photos.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


  1. WOW….this is so wrong, I was at the keynote. This was a was CRM demo running on an EP121 running Win 7. The UI was a demo Azure app…

  2. The Tablet PC is just a normal Asus Eee Slate EP121 with its AC adapter attacched it is not a concept or something strange…

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