Time for N-trig to step up and get some W8 drivers out!
I understand that it is a bit much to ask a vendor to get drivers out for a beta product, but I feel this is a bit different in the fact that Windows 8 is really being pushed as this Touch Friendly operating system.
I hope that software vendors such as Microsoft and computer vendors such as HP, Asus, Samsung, and other start pressuring part vendors such as N-trig to get some updated drivers out to the public. I think Microsoft has lots to lose and it is trickle down economics…
N-trig Press Release
According to N-trig in an earlier press release in January 2012 they state their commitment to Windows 8. Well in my opinion it is time for them to get some W8 beta drivers out to their consumers.
Contact their Support
Help the cause. Shoot them a quick note requesting some W8 drivers and that we as consumers are wanting to actually use their product. I mean seriously, they have had plenty of time; the HP Slate hasn’t had updated N-trig drivers since November 2010. Ouch!
This is the response I got back from N-trig today from my email on March 3rd. Nice canned response. 3 weeks development converted into real world time is approximately 2 months.
As of 03/28/2012 N-trig has release Windows 8 drivers. They are still pretty weak, but it’s a start.