Acer inadvertently confirmed Iconia W4’s price tag by posting a product page for the 8-inch Windows tablet and then removing it, which means the slate may well launch in time for Christmas.
Following the introductions of two tablet/mini-notebook hybrids and a small, convertible, budget-conscious laptop, all running Android, Lenovo has turned its attention back to Windows with Flex 10’s rollout.
Fully focused on Windows 8-based computing machines after ditching RT not long ago, Dell has at last started accepting pre-orders for the first ever XPS 11 convertible and the follow-up to the more conventional 2012 XPS 13 ultrabook.
Asphalt 8, the latest title in Gameloft’s extremely popular mobile racing games series, is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
Microsoft’s Surface line is in a sea of troubles as it is, so the ever growing competition inside the tablet/ultrabook hybrid niche can only cause it deeper headaches. The latest Surface rival to go official comes from Acer and is dubbed Travelmate X313.
HP is preparing to roll out one of the most budget-minded 10-inch Windows 8.1 tablets around, the Omni 10. Available on pre-orders already for $400, the slate should start shipping any day now.
The world’s first 20-inch 4K tablet, confusingly dubbed Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, has been official for many months now, but it’s only rolling out stateside next January for a redonkulous $5,999.
The Windows 8.1 tablet arena is starting to get crowded, as Dell’s sizzling hot and not-so-pricey Venue 11 Pro is up for grabs stateside on pre-orders.
Two of the hottest Windows-powered new machines of the fall, Toshiba’s Encore and Lenovo’s Miix 2 8-inch tablets, are now available via Amazon. However, only the latter can be actually had already, whereas the former is only up for pre-orders.
Right on schedule, Microsoft has rolled out the second wave of Surface tablets, this time running Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1. But with lukewarm critical reception, extravagant pricing structures and severe software glitches, can they wipe the slate clean and make MS money instead of bleed it?
Nothing ever seems to go right when it comes to Windows RT. A serious hitch has affected the rollout of the Windows RT 8.1 update for Microsoft’s ARM-based tablet operating system.
With Windows 8.1 officially official at last and ready to rock and roll on desktops, laptops, tablets and everything in between, it’s finally time to welcome Lenovo’s latest slate effort, dubbed Miix 2.
Update begins rolling out to users at 4 a.m. Pacific Time.
Dell sure made an unexpected comeback to the Android manufacturing business with the Venue 7 and Venue 8 budget-friendly tablets, but that’s not all the Texans have in store for portable PC lovers this fall.
If you can’t beat them, join them, an old saying goes, and the inventors of that kooky talking refrigerator seem to be following exactly this particular tactic in trying to make their new Windows 8 tablet as popular as Android slates or Apple’s iPads.
Windows RT is (pretty much) dead, long live Windows 8.1. That seems to be the message Microsoft’s tablet manufacturing partners want carried out of late, as Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and Acer all look to have something in the pipeline in that department.
Microsoft looks to put an end to one the defining hot button issues of Windows 8 with a return of the start button.
Following a painful, brutal first year, the tables appeared to be finally turning for Microsoft’s experimental Windows RT platform, courtesy of a new, considerably upgraded Surface RT and the unexpected keeping of the old 10.6-inch tab in the company’s product line-up for a $350 price point.
HP might not be planning a dive in the smartphone ocean… just yet, but as far as its tablet business is concerned, you can expect a lot of movement over the next few months. With emphasis on “a lot”.
Dell’s fall from grace in the PC market has been as abrupt as painful, seeing the once leading company’s market share drop with 5 points between 2006 and 2012 and sales numbers catastrophically collapse.