Dubbed Redmond’s “riskiest product bet” by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Windows 8 certainly does have a lot riding on it. No wonder a lot of people, especially those who occupy key positions within the computer industry, have an opinion on it. Peter Hortensius, president of the Lenovo Product Group, is one such guy. In a recent interview with AllThingsD, an excited Hortensius called Windows 8 “a big, bold move” on Microsoft’s part. Hit the jump because there is more.
“You will see both the ARM platforms and the base Intel platforms get substantially better,” he told AllThindsD. “The part that makes me most excited is not just the new look, but along with that comes features like always-on, always-connected, which really to me addresses a big sore point of the traditional PC.”
But as excited as he his about Windows 8, Hortensius made it clear that Lenovo has no plans of aborting its Android plans. “I think that’s the new world,” he explained.
Finally, he feels business users looking for a more traditional PC experience should stick to Windows 7 as it has everything they need.