With the imminent release of Windows 8 to RTM – ahead of the next-gen operating system’s launch on October 26
– Microsoft’s Hardware division is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with the arrival of new devices which it describes as "finely tuned for use with Windows 8".
Windows 8 will bring with it a wave of new PC hardware, including desktops, all-in-ones, notebooks, convertibles, and of course tablet devices optimised for touch input with the new OS, including Microsoft’s own Surface tablets
, announced last month. But while much of the Windows 8 user experience is designed around a ‘touch-first’ paradigm, Microsoft isn’t expecting users to ditch their keyboards and mice completely any time soon. There is perhaps no better evidence of this than the two new Bluetooth-enabled keyboards and two mice that it is launching specifically with portable and mobile Windows 8 devices in mind.