New Windows 8 Developer Tablets have begun to fetch top dollar on eBay after being given away to attendees of Microsoft Corp.’s BUILD conference.
The developer tablet, which includes a pre-release developer preview version of Windows 8, features an Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB Solid-State Drive, HDMI, and a 11.6-inch display.
In addition, the auction includes a tablet dock, keyboard, case, and a 12-Month AT&T data contract at a current bid of $2,700.
Additional auctions hold bids of $2,275 and $1,525.
Microsoft in Sept. said the new Metro touch-interface of Windows 8 will not support plug-ins, including Adobe Inc.’s Flash.
In a blog post, the company said the Metro style Internet Explorer 10 is HTML 10 only and plug-in free.
However, consumers can still view Flash-enabled websites in the standard desktop interface of Windows 8.
In addition, users who visit a site that requires Flash or a plug-in will be prompted with a ‘Use Desktop View’ notification.
The Metro UI will include touch-functionality for tablets in addition to traditional mouse and keyboard support.
New functionality includes widget icons that include updated information and the ability to pin and dock two programs in the same space.