We already know that Microsoft would be releasing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on February 29 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Various sources on the web are reporting that Microsoft has compiled the public Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build, 8250. They are saying that this will be the final build that will be released next week.
Tom Warren at theVerge already reports that the final build of Windows 8 (8250) is expected to get signed off on this coming Friday. More significant is the news of a download time: Microsoft will unveil its Windows 8 CP work during a special event at MWC in Barcelona next Wednesday. We are told that the company will release the preview to the public at the beginning of the event, which kicks off at 3PM CET (9AM ET). Build 8250 includes a number of preinstalled games and apps, as well as the new Windows 8 logo.
Time to start your engines...
Remember, you can find moderately priced Windows 8 Tablets at :
UPDATE: It seems like Microsoft is getting ready to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for download.
A reader of The *Official AndreasCY* sent us a tip that the Bing Windows 8 start page is up again. The link in the bottom left takes you to the Microsoft Windows 8 Preview page.
Once you are ready to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you may need to get new hardware to install it on. Now Microsoft have said that Windows 8 will work on any hardware that can run Windows 7 so you should be able to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your current PC.
If you don't have hardware to test this version of Windows 8, if you're looking to get a new Laptop, Desktop, Tablet, Server or even a Touch Monitor for your current PC, you can find recommended Windows 8 hardware links below:
Desktop PC's for Windows 8 Beta Testing
Microsoft Store - http://bit.ly/MicrosoftStore-Desktops
Amazon - http://amzn.to/Windows7-Desktops
Laptops for Windows 8 Beta Testing
Microsoft Store - http://bit.ly/MicrosoftStore-Laptops
Servers for Windows Server 8 Beta Testing
Amazon - http://amzn.to/Windows-Servers
Windows Tablets for Windows 8 Beta Testing
Microsoft Store - http://bit.ly/MicrosoftStore-Tablets
Amazon - http://amzn.to/Windows-Tablets
Windows Touch Monitors
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