Tag Archives: Windows

Intel’s Core M chips headed to 20 Windows tablets, hybrids

Intel’s new Core M chips — which bring PC-like performance to paper-thin tablets — will initially be in many Windows 8.1 tablets, but no Android devices are yet on the radar. The chips will be in five to seven detachable tablets and hybrids by year end, and the number of devices could balloon to 20 […]

Microsoft: number of certified Windows devices has quadrupled in a year’s time

If you need a reason to buy a Windows machine this holiday, it can be summed up in one word: diversity. As the IFA show rolls on in Berlin this week, Microsoft executives pointed out the number of certified Windows devices has increased more than fourfold since the same time last year. That means more […]

Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft

Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks and the early results of that effort are hitting the market. Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo are selling laptops priced less than US$250 that run on Windows 8.1 with Bing, a royalty-free version of the OS. The OS is the same as Windows 8.1 […]

Toshiba Satellite P50T-B-10K review: Good value Windows laptop with dazzling 4K display

Price: 1200 Rating: 7 It’s tempting to dismiss the 4K display of Toshiba’s new P50T-B laptops as simply being a bit of a gimmick – especially given the graphical limitations of Windows itself. But there’s no denying that the 4K display is a treat for the eyes, and we can imagine that it might appeal […]

Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest. Lenovo has stopped selling two small-screen Windows tablets with 8-inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year. “In North America, […]

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: Affordable Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

Price: £289 inc VAT Rating: 6 At its New York launch event earlier this year,Acer announced its new hybrid tablet and laptop with Windows 8. Here’s our full Acer Aspire Switch 10 review. Read: The 25 best tablets of 2014. The Switch 10 comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 and can be picked up for £289 […]

Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth. PC shipments worldwide totaled 74.4 million in the second quarter, declining 1.7 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, research firm IDC said Wednesday. IDC in May predicted […]

Microsoft’s Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

Microsoft’s Windows OS could play a crucial rule in returning worldwide PC shipments to modest growth next year after multiple years of decline, Gartner said on Monday. PC shipments could reach around 317 million in 2015, increasing from 308 million units expected to ship this year, the research firm said in a study. Shipments this […]

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

In the old days, getting your PC game on away from your desktop was easier said than done, limited to laptops that were portable in name only: thick, hulking behemoths stuffed with discrete graphics processors and large cooling components to match. Sure, you might coax World of WarCraft or some indie titles into running on […]

Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows, Android, tablet, laptop, PHONE super-duper hybrid

So-called “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” shows Asus has an identity crisis

Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

Price: €349 Rating: 0 At its launch event in New York, Acer announced its new hybrid tablet and laptop with Windows 8. Here’s our Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review. Read: The 25 best tablets of 2014. For starters, the device will launch in late May which isn’t too far away and has a pretty […]

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 […]