Windows 8 Consumer preview available on the 29th of February at 9am US Eastern Time?

Tom Warren at theVerge is reporting that the final build of Windows 8 (8250) is expected to get signed off on this coming Friday.

More significant is the news of a download time:

Microsoft will unveil its Windows 8 Consumer Preview work during a special event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next Wednesday. We are told that the company will release the preview to the public at the beginning of the event, which kicks off at 3PM CET (9AM ET). Build 8250 includes a number of preinstalled games and applications, as well as the new Windows 8 logo.

Time to start your engines..

Remember, you can find moderately priced Windows 8 Tablets at :

Microsoft Store –
Amazon –

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