With the launch of Windows 8 right around the corner, OEMs are releasing a ton of exciting hardware. In fact, there are so many options for Windows 8 machines that it is causing information overload. I thought I’d help simplify things by pulling together some of the hands-on videos I’ve watched over the past few weeks from one of my favorite technology sources, Engadget. This should help pull together the Windows 8 experience in one place. Here, in alphabetical order, are a slew of videos to help get you started.

Weigh in with comments at the bottom, and if I missed a hands-on you think belongs here, let me know!

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Acer Iconia W510 and W700


Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 Convertible (Link, no video)

Follow this link to see the hands-on write-up.

Fujitsu Lifebook UH75

Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T902 Convertibles

Kupa UltraNote Modular Tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

Check out the video “The Pursuit.

Microsoft Surface

Panasonic AX series Ultrabook

Samsung Series 5 and Series 7

Samsung Windows RT ATIV

ZTE V98 Windows 8 Slate (Link, no video)

Follow this link to see the hands-on write-up.