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Windows 8 Tablets Are Live Today

Update 8PM: The developer preview link is live and appears to be working. My 3.8GB download says it will be done in 25 minutes. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

This news has the potential to change life as a Microsoft oriented Software Developer fairly quickly.

Windows 8 Tablets are live, at least 5000 or so given away at Microsoft’s Build Conference.
Engadget has one of these Samsung Slate Devices and recorded a video using one:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-f​or-tablets-hands-on-preview/

They did a full hands on review of the same tablet running Windows 7 a couple weeks back. It will be on sale this month with Win7 for a little more than $1K:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/31/samsungs-se​ries-7-slate-pc-hands-on/

The Windows 8 Developer Preview will be available for public download today, so theoritcally you could buy one of these Samsung Slates at the end of the month and have your own Windows 8 Tablet running before Halloween.
http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/windows8/windows-8-developer-preview-build-today-140553

Computerworld puts the number of attendees at BUILD at 5000, not 1000 like I guessed at first:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/92199​71/5_000_Microsoft_developers_get_Samsung_preview_​tablets

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BUILD attendees take home Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC/slate – istartedsomething

Windows 8 Developer Slate

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