Microsoft has recently unveiled their new and significantly redesigned logo for their upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The new logo, quite evidently inspired by the Metro design language that Microsoft introduced with their Windows Phone 7 and Zune music player platforms, represents a big departure from past Windows logos we have seen from Windows 95 to present.
The new Microsoft Windows 8 logo is flat and single-colored, unlike the red, green, blue and yellow “wavy windows” logo we’ve seen. HP Fansite is definitely happy for Microsoft and welcome the new logo. I think this opens a new door to the Windows logo and its placement on various laptops, desktops, servers and other machines running Windows 8. The new single-colored logo definitely looks a lot less cheezy and lower profile (ie more inconspicuous) than the current Windows 7 sticker, and past Windows stickers on laptops, which means that it could flow a lot more smoothly with laptop designs by each manufacturer… particularly HP with their Envy and EliteBook laptops.
This flat Metro-style Windows logo might even become part of laptop designs, perhaps integrated in a way that Microsoft already does with the flat version of their old logo in product placements (such as Blair Waldorf’s ThinkPad in Gossip Girl). And with smooth harmonious design comes reduced temptation of peeling off that Windows sticker after you first get your new EliteBook 8470w, Envy 11 or something similar in the future.
In any case, we can’t wait to see more of how this new Windows 8 logo gets used and the ways HP will incorporate it into the design of their computers; many of their modern laptops now carry the Windows 7 etching on the underside/bottom panel, so we’re wondering if they will flaunt the new and more elegant logo back on the palmrest when Windows 8 comes out.