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Toshiba Kira-101 review: Windows Ultrabook with 13in touchscreen that has good overall speed and a high-resolution display

Price: £1,299 inc VAT Rating: 8 By its own admission, Toshiba is quite happy to focus on the ‘value’ end of the market and its recently unveiled spring line-up did feature a preponderance of budget 15-inch and 17-inch laptops. See Group test: what’s the best ultraportable laptop? However, there were two notable exceptions to that […]

Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position. The Intel Education 2-in-1 hybrid has a 10.1-inch screen that can detach from a keyboard base to turn into a tablet. Intel makes reference designs, which are then replicated by device […]

End of Windows XP sales bolsters PC sales: Gartner

The end of Windows XP support has boosted PC sales, easing the decline in worldwide shipments, according to Gartner. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. Read also:A Beginner’s Guide to Windows 8 […]

Google partners Citrix to deliver Windows in enterprise Chromebooks

Citrix has partnered with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks, and has already pulled in major clients, such as Woolworths. Google’s Chromebooks for Business, combined with Citrix’s XenApp virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps using Citrix HDX technology. Citrix […]

Toshiba KIRA review: hands on with a superior Windows Ultrabook with 13in touchscreen

Price: £1,299 inc VAT Rating: 0 At a press event in London today, Toshiba showed us a laptop first launched in May of last year, the Kira Ultrabook range – also known in the States as the KIRAbook. Or as Toshiba UK has styled it, just KIRA™. The Toshiba KIRA is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop […]

AMD boosts Android on Windows PCs and tablets powered by its chips

Advanced Micro Devices has optimized a version of Android for tablets and PCs containing its chips, and will sell it on new PCs through retail stores in Europe. See all MWC news. View our MWC live blog. AMD doesn’t intend that Android will replace Windows on those devices, nor will it offer a dual-boot option. […]

Microsoft to drop price of Windows 8 licenses 70% fr low-end devices, report says

In a bid to stave off competition in the low-end tablet and notebook market, Microsoft will be reducing what it charges device manufacturers for its Windows 8.1 licenses, according to a Friday Bloomberg report that references anonymous sources. For devices that retail for less than $250, the cost of a Windows 8.1 install will drop […]

Microsoft confirms 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold: Still short of Windows 7

Microsoft has confirmed thatWindows 8 has crossed the 200 million mark in license sales. It’s been a while since the software giant gave us figures for Windows 8 but after being received with mixed feelings, it has now reached the 200 million milestone. The last time Microsoft gave figures was in May last year when […]

Dell Inspiron 15 Windows 8 Laptop on Sale for $229.99 at Micro Center

Need a really cheap laptop for the most basic of tasks such as surfing the web, paying online bills, watch some Netflix and maybe doing a little homework?  Micro Center has the Dell Inspiron 15 15.6” screen laptop on sale for a mere $229.99 right now, and the specs aren’t as poor as you might […]

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 runs Android and Windows, switches at any time

Asus has revealed the Transformer Book Duet TD300, a hybrid laptop that runs both Android and Windows, and can switch between the two at any time

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 hands-on review: an intriguing Android and Windows convertible tablet and laptop

Price: $599 Rating: 0 Asus has announced an interesting device that runs both Android and Window OSes and can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. Read our Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 hands-on review to find out more. See all CES content. Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 hands-on review The Asus Transformer […]

Asus Duet hybrid swaps between Android and Windows with the push of a button

Asus is adding another dual-OS convertible to its stable. The all-new Transformer Book Duet TD300 is a laptop/tablet convertible that can instantly switch between the Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating systems with the push of a button.(Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) The Duet is not a […]

Windows 8 reaches double digit operating system market share

Microsoft’sWindows 8 operating system ended 2013 by totalling more than 10 percent market share. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89 percent and 3.6 percent respectively to reach a combined 10.49 percent total market share. The figures come from Net Applications which tracks market share statistics for internet technologies. See also: Windows […]

Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 review: A handy Windows 8 mouse at a good price

Price: �34.99 inc VAT Rating: 8 Logitech’s new M560 is a wireless mouse designed forWindows 8 users. Read our review to find out more. The M560 is small but comfortable with an understated matt black finish (also available in white). Textured rubber sides make the device grippy. The symmetrical design means it not only looks […]

Yoga styles and Windows 7: Dell XPS 11 hybrid, refreshed XPS 13 Ultrabook hit the streets

The teasing is finally over. We got our first look at Dell’s Yoga-esque XPS 11 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook in June, and Dell followed up with a deeper look at the device in October. Now, after nearly half a year of build-up, the latest addition to Dell’s Windows 8 line-up is available for sale, alongside a […]

New Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB Tablet (Windows 8.1) for $252

The Dell Venue 8 Pro was just released last week and it’s already on sale for a great price via Amazon.com at $252.65, that’s $47 less than the $299 price Dell is asking for.  While the Venue 8 Pro isn’t a laptop per se, it does run Windows 8.1 (the real deal) and you can […]

Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

When Mac fanboys tussle with Windows aficionados, the fur can fly. And at some point, someone will probably bring up the old battery life chestnut: Windows laptops simply run out of juice when you need them most, while Macs just keep on chugging away. It’s a serious problem, as every road warrior fears running out […]

Owners of Dell’s XPS 10 and Lenovo’s Yoga 11 to get free Windows RT 8.1 updates

Dell’s XPS 10 tablet and Lenovo’s Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT have been discontinued, but the companies will provide customers free upgrades to the latest Windows RT 8.1 when the OS is released later this month, according to representatives from the two vendors. Microsoft has said that upgrades to versions of Windows 8.1 will […]

Windows XP deadline provides silver lining to slumping PC market

The PC market remained weak in the third quarter, but the expiration of Microsoft’s support for Windows XP in April next year may have prompted users to look at upgrades, which eased the slump. About 81.6 million PCs shipped during the third quarter this year, falling by 7.6 percent compared with the same quarter last […]

Microsoft increases roaming limit for Windows apps to 81 devices

Microsoft has announced that the roaming limit forWindows 8 apps has been increased to 81 devices. Yes, you read that correctly, you can now share apps purchased from the Windows Store across up to 81 devices. The previous limit allowed users to roam on up to five different devices. See also: Windows 8.1 release date, […]

Windows 8.1 release date, new features and price UK

Windows 8.1, previously known as Windows Blue, is the first major update for the Windows 8 operating system. Here is the Windows 8.1 release date, new features and price. Updated 30/09/2013. See also: How to try out Windows 8.1 Preview in the UK Microsoft has said that it will change ‘key aspects’ of itsWindows 8 […]

Windows touchscreen laptops, Chromebooks save back-to-school

Touch-enabled Windows notebooks and Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks contributed to better-than-expected PC sales during the back-to-school period and may hint at a less dismal holiday-selling season than once thought, a retail analyst said today. “The trajectory of the numbers means that the holidays should be more aligned with back-to-school than with the [gloomier] projections of earlier […]

Chromebooks, Windows touch laptops offer lifeline to PC makers

PC sales may continue to shrink, but hardware makers can point to a couple of bright spots–Chromebooks and touch-based Windows laptops. Chromebooks, which had negligible market share a year ago, accounted for 3.3 percent of U.S. sales during the back-to-school season, according to market research firm NPD Group. Nearly 175,000 of these low-cost laptops, which […]

HP’s first Windows 8.1 tablet among those to hit stores in November

Hewlett-Packard’s first Windows 8.1 tablet will ship in November, along with Android tablets that have smaller screens and powerful graphics. The Omni 10 will have Windows 8.1 and run on Intel’s Atom Z3000 processor code-named Bay Trail. The tablet, with a 10-inch screen, will offer nine hours of battery life, according to the company. Specifications […]

HP Spectre 13 x2 becomes first passively cooled Windows 8 hybrid

HP ditches active cooling for its Spectre 13 X2 hybrid laptop, which uses a passively cooled Intel Haswell processor for the first time