Far from a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “killer”, the newest member of HP’s versatile Pavilion x2 family aims to offer a very similar user experience at a fraction of the costs.
Given Lenovo’s consistent focus on diversity and choice as far as its Windows tablet and convertible laptop rosters are concerned, we’ll admit we were a bit surprised to see the Miix 300 announced in just the one form factor back at MWC.
It may feel like there’s still plenty of time to probe the market for the ideal Father’s Day tech gift, but it’s never wise to wait until the last minute. Besides, Best Buy’s latest batch of deals is so rich and diverse that it’s almost impossible not to find something for everyone’s dad.
Impressed by the non-Pro 10-inch Microsoft Surface 3 but still feel it’s a little on the expensive side of things, at $499 and up?
On the back of an inspired and not-so-costly Motorola purchase, Lenovo has quickly leapt to number three in the smartphone manufacturer ranks, only behind industry giants Samsung and Apple. But at the same time, the Chinese tech outfit remains the PC landscape’s ruler, with HP breathing down its neck.
Never one to use empty promises and false advertising to edge out its army of PC rivals, Lenovo merely vowed to commercially launch the affordable Flex 3 line of “all-purpose” 2-in-1s in May back at CES in January, when these versatile Windows 8.1 machines were first unveiled.
Never a name to be reckoned with in the tablet computer décor, Dell learned to branch out in the eleventh hour, at long last going after Android users. We mean really going after them, with extravagant hardware rivaling the productivity of your standard Windows gear.
Finding a premium-looking, versatile, powerful and relatively inexpensive Windows 8.1 laptop/tablet hybrid is certainly no easy feat, but HP’s new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 rosters appear to be ticking all the essential boxes.
It’s the dawn of a new, improved Chromebook generation that can better make a stand against dominant Windows laptops, and it should come as no surprise the niche veterans are slowly approaching oblivion. Before they can be put to rest though, lagging inventory has to go.
Why go through the hassle of selling decrepit gear on eBay and risk getting stiffed by professional con artists disguised as honest buyers? Or worse still, give up on a 100 percent functional tab just because it’s a little old and clunky? That’s what trade-in programs are for, and the latest such upgrade scheme from Best Buy is unusually generous.
Surprised to see a non-Pro, third-generation Microsoft Surface debut on the heels of the Pro 3 instead of a much more logical Pro 4? Odds are a new high-end 2-in-1 laptop replacement is also coming by the end of the year, though the team behind the affordable Surface 3 responded to speculation with an ice-cold “no comment” on Reddit.
Acer has been dropping Chrome OS computers left and right lately, looking to diversify the Google-endorsed low-cost product portfolio with more premium models and touch-capable all-in-ones. Rumor is the Taiwanese manufacturer will soon join the ranks of Haier, Hisense and Asus in the sub-$200 Chromebook space, although technically, they already have a $180 11.6 incher more »