Rachod Isarankura Na Ayuthaya, the group leader for Windows client business of
Windows 8.1 addresses some of the gripes that consumers had with the previous version. For instance, users of the new software now can boot their computers to the traditional desktop mode, bypassing the tablet-like screen of app titles.
Windows 8.1 adds new touch and gesture shortcuts and provides better multitasking and search capabilities.
Starting from yesterday, consumers with a Windows 8 device can download the free upgrade online from the
"This is the first time Windows can serve small-screen device displays, serving especially 8-inch tablets, compared with the old Windows 8 that supported displays of more than 10 inches," Mr Rachod said.
The company expects at least 10 global brand computer makers will start rolling out their new Windows 8.1 devices in the Thai market next month.
Mr Rachod expects to see Touch-based notebook and hybrid devices powered by Windows 8.1 with Intel Atom processors priced below
Prices for ultrabook computers with
Mr Rachod said Windows 8.1 is also available in a retail package for
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