Besides the trouble of marketing second-generation Surface tablets as legitimate Apple iPad rivals, Microsoft has recently faced serious component shortages, being forced to temporarily halt sales of specific Surface Pro 2 versions.
Samsung might be mocking Apple now for how the “Retina thingy” on the iPads delivers inferior screen resolution to its latest Galaxy Tabs, but Cupertino may well have the last laugh come September.
In anticipation of an April 29 press event set to take place in New York City, Acer is reportedly working on one of the world’s first Android tablets powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor, as well as an extremely unconventional Windows hybrid.
Exactly two months after initially going on sale, one of the best pocket-sized Windows tablets around, the Asus VivoTab Note 8, has received a price cut. Not a major one, but free money is always welcome, right?
It looks like Acer isn’t the only household name in the hardware manufacturing business that wants to take advantage of Bay Trail’s stellar combo of speed, affordability and battery saving capacity. Asus has a tablet built on Intel’s platform nearly ready to see daylight too, though unlike the Iconia A1-840, this is no conventional slate.
As LG began sending out sweet KitKat over-the-air packages to the G Pad 8.3 in Korea less than two weeks ago, it was fairly obvious European and North American models would follow suit before long. Still, we didn’t expect LG to move so swiftly and release the Android 4.4 update on the old continent and in the US of A already.
As Intel’s mobile chips continue to make great strides in the raw speed department, but especially in power saving potential, more and more manufacturers of Windows and Android tablets reach out to the processor craftsman for Qualcomm alternatives.
After catering to the needs of Android tablet fans on (extremely) tight budgets, Lenovo is expected to next care for Windows power users. The mid-tier ThinkPad Tablet 2 will thus receive a pretty major upgrade before long, titled simply (and confusingly) ThinkPad 10.
Forget affordable, respectable or mediocre. Good is not good enough. You need a laptop that can handle everything you throw at it, from the most mundane tasks to serious, continuous, all-day work.
Let’s face it. When it comes to total uptime for laptops, we never really achieve the maximum-per-charge that manufacturers list on the box. Unless the screen brightness is turned down, Bluetooth off, and we’re typing up a document while not streaming music, the numbers don’t even come close. Typical, real-world activity simply demands more.
Just because Samsung intends to halt Windows-based notebook production, it doesn’t mean the Koreans are completely out of the laptop game. On the contrary, as they’re only now starting to look serious about their Chromebook plans.
Aside from inexplicably choosing to unveil its latest budget-conscious Android tablet lineup on April Fools’ of all days, Lenovo surprised by going the cryptic route with hardware specifications and whatnot, revealing little about the A-Series last week.