Microsoft teased Windows 8 at its BUILD conference in California this week, showing off the operating system on a Samsung tablet. The 5,000 developers in attendance all got one of the devices preloaded with an early version of Windows 8. It runs an Intel Core i5 processor has a 64gb SSD and 4gigs of memory. The company was eager to show off the OS's new interface.
The company said the reason for such a fluid UI is because Windows 8 takes advantage of hardware acceleration. A Windows 8 developer preview is available for download, but there's no actual ship date for the OS.