Windows 8 team focused on instant-on
Just heard about this. Looks interesting, hopefully it can be done.
Microsoft's key area of focus appears to be performance and instant-on systems. "Windows 8 PC's turn on fast, nearly instantly in some cases, and are ready to work without any long or unexpected delays. When customers want to check e-mail, sports scores, or play media they love to reach for their PCs because they can get to what they want quickly."
In what appears to be suggestions to OEMs, Microsoft details Windows 8 investments under consideration. Focusing on POST performance, S3 resume performance and general performance optimizations for each of the Off states are the key areas of improvement that Microsoft is aiming for with Windows 8 and Windows 8 enabled PCs.
That's the great thing about the iPad and smart phones. No resume from hibernation problems, actually that's their default and expected mode of operation. PCs should be like that, even if you need to fit a small battery to make it work safely, ALWAYS.