Asus has been known to dabble in the world of hybrids, both capable of switching between smartphone and tablet modes and change appearance from tab to laptop, but their next family of devices looks a tad more on the conventional side of things.
Hit-and-miss Taiwanese online publication Digitimes adds fuel to the Nokia Lumia 2020 fire, claiming the 8-inch tablet also known as “Illusionist” will land in the first quarter of 2014.
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.
Not many believed in Nokia’s tablet prospects, since the Finns decided to wager on Microsoft’s sinking Windows RT platform, but, believe it or not, the Lumia 2520 is destined to get a wingman as soon as “early 2014”.
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?
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.
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.
It’s not much of a secret anymore that Nokia has a number of tricks up its sleeve, which will all get uncovered come October 22, but even with a certified rumor bonanza going on, guessing the exact line-up of the Abu Dhabi event was not easy.
We’ve been tracking hints, following leads and pursuing theories on Nokia’s first ever Lumia tablet for what feels like months now and, despite rumors of a last-minute cancelation, there’s a good chance one of the last pieces of the puzzle is today falling into place.
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.
It’s no longer a matter of speculation, Microsoft is alone in the Windows RT tablet business and will be for time to come. But as hard as it might be to believe, the first-gen Surface RT and Surface 2 will get company sooner or later.
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”.
Since Nokia has been bleeding money for a good couple of years now, losing precious ground in the mobile phone supremacy battle and thousands of employees in the process, you’d think Microsoft’s interest in acquiring them would be welcomed with the utmost enthusiasm.
So you’re considering jumping ship from iOS, Android or BlackBerry to Windows or Windows Phone, are you? Microsoft is lending a hand courtesy of a pretty lucrative trade-in program launched about a week ago, but only if you’re looking to discard one of Apple’s iPads and get a Surface instead.