Microsoft officially announced that there is an update coming to Windows 8 later this year, likely September, in the form of “Windows Blue” (a.k.a Windows 8.1). According to a Microsoft blog, a public preview of Windows 8 will be shown in June at the BUILD developer conference. There are high expectations that the Windows 8.1 [...]
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Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses and with talk of Windows Blue snowballing we take a look at what Windows Blue actually is.
Lenovo’s Atom-based Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid is lightweight and usable, but build quality doesn’t cut it. Here’s our Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review.
Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS.
Staples is offering $100 off the purchase of any Windows 8 device both today and tomorrow (5/3 and 5/4), the discount includes all laptops and tablets which means you can get some pretty amazing deals. Use this link to get to the $100 off coupon where it clearly states that the coupon code 188421 is: [...]
Soluto’s PC troubleshooting Web service has saved many a forehead from banging against a desk. By scanning computers for installed software and crowdsourcing problems, Soluto’s consumer service helps with everything from boot times and app crashes to remote configuration. Soluto used the wealth of data it collected in this way to compile a list of [...]
Microsoft is planning to resurrect the iconic Start button which users are sorely missing from its Windows 8 operating system.
We’ve had about six months to play with Windows 8 (like it or not) and with the first generation of hardware designed for the new OS. So now, with PCs based on Intel’s Haswell CPU poised on the horizon, it’s time to take stock of the best Windows 8 hardware available today. You may be able to snap [...]
With Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system struggling to boost laptop and PC sales, vendors are reportedly turning to Android.
Thanks to Toshiba, Windows finally has a laptop with a high-resolution display to rival Apple’s vaunted Retina-sporting MacBooks.
Intel held its first quarter earnings call for 2013 on Tuesday, and the Q&A with analysts afterwards was full of bold declarations about how cheap touch-enabled PCs and other Intel-loaded touchable gadgets were going to get.
A “perfect storm” of struggling PC companies, aversion to Windows 8 and wider mobile-device adoption plunged the already struggling PC market into a free fall during the first quarter this year, IDC said.
Tepid enthusiasm for Windows 8 is bad news for Microsoft, but it’s good news for laptop shoppers.
We take a look at Asus’ new 10-inch tablet running full Windows 8. Here’s our Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review.
HP’s Envy X2 claims to offer the best of both laptop and tablet worlds. But can any hybrid device really do that? Read our review of the HP Envy X2 to find out whether it’s the right Windows 8 computer for you.
Asus launched a couple of new notebook additions to its VivoBook lineup this week in the form of the S500 and S550 15-inchers. The VivoBook S500 comes with a set Intel Core i5 1.7GHz configuration while the S550 comes with a selection of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors depending on the model number. Right [...]
The Dell XPS 10 is a decent Windows 8 RT hybrid tablet and laptop offering spectacular battery life. Here’s our Dell XPS 10 Tablet review.
Microsoft is apparently working on a software update to fix issues in the core applications – Mail, Calendar, Music and Games – found in Windows 8 and Windows RT
Asustek has announced it will soon begin U.S. shipments of an all-in-one PC that can be an Android 4.1 tablet, or a fully functional desktop running Windows 8 when attached to a docking station.
Windows 8 has landed with more of a thud than a bang, to hear many retailers and manufacturers tell it. The root of the problem is up for debate, but a new report suggests that Microsoft is taking one of the possible culprits–the lack of low-cost, touchscreen Windows 8 devices–head-on, offering manufacturers steep discounts on [...]
Microsoft’s unexpected price slashing of Windows 8 Pro was a mistake.
Microsoft has quietly cut the price of Windows 8 Pro to £45 in the UK.
Surface Pro review – if Microsoft can’t make the perfect Windows 8 hybrid laptop and tablet, who can?
The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro review.
Late last month the word got out that some Samsung laptops have a problem booting Linux using UEFI, and late last week that problem began to look even worse.
New Coke, the XFL, the recently canceled ABC drama 666 Park Avenue–all perfectly decent, but they lacked that certain excitement that turns a pimply kid into a Justin Bieber.