Microsoft shows off the evolution of the Windows 7 PC on video

Earlier today at Computex in Taipei, Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's OEM Division, was on stage and walked through the Microsoft ecosystem and while doing so, also showed off the video that you see above.

The video above shows how the laptop has evolved from when Windows 7 was first released back in 2009 and since then we have progressed from the netbook to the ultrabook. Considering this was only over three years, how Windows 8 products will evolve over that products life-cycle should be a sight to behold.

Also announced at the same presentation was the availability of the second community technology preview (CTP 2) for Windows Embedded Standard 8:

About Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2

In the second CTP, Microsoft is introducing additional capabilities and performance enhancements to help partners extend their design efforts with Windows Embedded Standard 8 by harnessing key capabilities for intelligent systems, including security features, management, identity and connectivity:

  • Targeted and consistent device configuration with lockdown features to meet enterprise needs
  • Immersive line of business user experiences with multitouch, rich applications, Windows Internet Explorer and other Microsoft technologies
  • Technologies such as mobile broadband to help devices stay connected

If you want to learn more about the CTP2, you can check out the source link below for more information.

Source: Microsoft

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Very cool video.

I'm assuming that this was 3D rendered, right? They surely didn't set up a load of laptops in a huge warehouse...

drazgoosh said,
Could they not post this on Youtube? Silverlight is not the fastest loading player.

Try clicking "View this video as a WMV"... which is actually an MP4.

Co_Co said,
they've almost finally caught up with the macbook pro design!

And give Apple 3 years to catch up with the performance.

In the video above, the first notebook's Videocard performance is faster than fastest Videocard you can get in a MacBook Pro today. The CPU is also faster than the fastest CPU offered in a MacBook Pro today.

So three years to catch up in performance, and still not 'quite' as fast.

So in 3 years, maybe we will see a MacBook Pro with a VideoCard and a CPU as fast as you can buy today in a PC notebook. (Which BTW is 3 to 6 times faster than you can get in a Macbook Pro.)*


*3x on single GPU system, 6x on dual GPU notebooks...


"The video above shows how the laptop has evolved from when Windows 7 was first released back in 2009 and since then we have progressed from the netbook to the ultrabook."

Ultrabooks to Transformers, and on the desktop side, multi-component systems to AiO's to Kinect systems.

Nice video, an evolution of all the generations from intel almost. Crazy how far we've got, from the norm being 1GB of ram installed in a system to 4GB now.

XDViPeR said,
Nice video, an evolution of all the generations from intel almost. Crazy how far we've got, from the norm being 1GB of ram installed in a system to 4GB now.

2GB was the norm when Windows 7 was released. Not that much different...

XDViPeR said,
Nice video, an evolution of all the generations from intel almost. Crazy how far we've got, from the norm being 1GB of ram installed in a system to 4GB now.

My first Windows XP based PC had 256MB of RAM. Even phones these days have more RAM than that. Absolutely mindblowing.