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Download the Tom's Hardware Windows 8 Metro App Today

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Are you rocking Windows 8? Get our Metro app!

Like our readers, we at Tom's Hardware like to be at the very forefront of new technology. We're sure that many of you have already downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview to give it a spin on your test machines. For those of you who have, we have a special Metro treat for you to enjoy.

We're proud to announce that the Tom's Hardware native Metro application is now available for those running Windows 8 Release Preview. Through the native Metro application, readers will have access to our guides to CPUs, Motherboards, Graphics Cards (GPUs), Storage (HDD, SDD, NAS). You'll also have access to the latest news and reports on new product releases.

If you find something that you want to share, you can easily do so from the Metro app to your Facebook or Twitter. For commuters or those who may be moving between data connections, there's also the option to preload articles for offline reading.

Download the Tom's Hardware Metro app for Windows 8 here.

If you haven't yet downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview, you can grab it here.

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    atikkur , June 4, 2012 5:12 PM
    no sample screen shot toms?
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    Haserath , June 4, 2012 7:27 PM
    What's the point when you can just come to the site?
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    eddieroolz , June 4, 2012 5:25 PM
    I agree, a sample screenshot would help a lot.
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  • 14 Hide
    atikkur , June 4, 2012 5:12 PM
    no sample screen shot toms?
  • 5 Hide
    mayankleoboy1 , June 4, 2012 5:25 PM
    tough decision time......

    i love toms but i positively HATE win8
  • 11 Hide
    eddieroolz , June 4, 2012 5:25 PM
    I agree, a sample screenshot would help a lot.
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    Dyseman , June 4, 2012 5:45 PM
    Might want to remove the MAILTO: in both links. Anyways, checking it out.
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    CaedenV , June 4, 2012 6:29 PM
    I'll check it later this evening

    ... I thought that you could only get metro apps through the Windows Store?
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    hoof_hearted , June 4, 2012 6:33 PM
    I finally got Win8 up on my ESXI5 server and I have to say, it was not worth the effort, well maybo so, I am fully up-to-date with patches on ESXi, but cannot stand the lack of a start button. I know the schtik, we have to accept change. But can't they change things that the user community wants? Like fix the bug that when you sleep a laptop, it sleep consistantly?

    I am waiting for the metro virus that starts shifting those app tiles around like that little cheap plastic tile-puzzle thing.
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    ejb222 , June 4, 2012 6:40 PM
    Installed the other day....looks good!!!
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    math1337 , June 4, 2012 7:11 PM
    How about a desktop app while you're at it?

    I don't even want to use metro on my tablet.
  • 13 Hide
    Haserath , June 4, 2012 7:27 PM
    What's the point when you can just come to the site?
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    ikefu , June 4, 2012 7:39 PM
    I'm not sure if I like Metro or not, but I do know that people who get mad at change without really testing it are what cause big companies to release so many Blasse and borning products/games. We need companies to push new ideas, the bad ones will die away and future products will rescue the good ideas from the bad implementations and let us actually advance. But when we get mad just because something is different without giving it a chance, we just doom ourselves to being stuck with the same old tech time after time.

    *cough* video game and movie sequels *cough*

    PS Time to go dig out my Windows 8 VM. I'll be trying this out soon :) 
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    Cryio , June 4, 2012 7:51 PM
    The app looks great. Good job Tom. Although, working up and down on the pages with the arrow keys feels a bit weird.

    And by the way. Where is the comments section? I want to the have it in the Metro app.
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    ukulele97 , June 4, 2012 9:36 PM
    nay to metro, nay to tom. unsubscribe.
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    nukemaster , June 4, 2012 10:48 PM
    For those who want to see an image.

    http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7025/tomsmetroapp.jpg

    It runs very smooth as expected(metro does have that).

    Being able to scroll on some pages with the mouse(it wheel) would be nice. The system builder does need scrolling to see it all.

    Other then that, it honestly looks good, not going to replace heading to the site it self any time soon.
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    Anonymous , June 4, 2012 11:05 PM
    It is very neat and smooth; agreed on the mouse wheel not working so far reading articles - would be a better without trying to hit the vertical scrollbars.
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    livebriand , June 4, 2012 11:14 PM
    Ehh... I tried the app, but still find the website more functional.
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    livebriand , June 4, 2012 11:15 PM
    HaserathWhat's the point when you can just come to the site?

    No kidding... I've always found apps to be stupid for that very reason.
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    killerclick , June 4, 2012 11:51 PM
    Yeah, I really want to download an app for every site I visit. Who needs the world wide web when we can have hundreds of apps installed and constantly keep updating them?

    Here's what Tom's Hardware app for Android wants:

    Read phone state and identity
    Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, and the like.


    Is this really necessary? And every time a new version of an app is installed, it can ask for new permissions. Assuming you care about apps having access to your personal information, checking app permissions every time they update is a lot of work just to get something inferior to even the mobile site. Apps are for stuff that use device capabilities that browsers don't have (yet).

    Are Metro apps similarly intrusive?
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    11796pcs , June 5, 2012 2:02 AM
    I refuse to install any Metro apps because all of the FREE apps (including the one provided by Tom's) require you to use a Microsoft account just to install them. How does that make sense? I have to sign up for a Microsoft account to install a free piece of software on my computer? Except for those people who use the Xbox and already have Microsoft accounts, no one is going to sign up for an extra account and therefore the Metro Start screen will be completely useless (which it already was).
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    11796pcs , June 5, 2012 2:03 AM
    Sorry about the double post, IE10 is screwed up.
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