It’s a tough time to be in the PC and laptop market these days. Consumers have been moving away from desktops and laptops in favor of smartphones and tablets. When chipmaker Intel takes a profit dip, you know the situation is quite serious. When it comes to getting the basics done, Android-based devices perform well and last longer per charge. They’re generally more affordable too.
Asus is constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the versatility and adaptability of its gadgets, not being afraid to dangerously blur the lines between different classes of products or “borrow” ideas from rivals.
The Consumer Electronics Show seems to be bigger this year. We’re looking forward to 3D printing and wearable tech plus more Ultra HDTVs. While we’re not expecting a lot of computers and tablets, HP is setting the mood by announcing products geared towards the business sector. One of the first introduced by the company is an All-in-One machine powered by Android. The HP Slate 21 Pro may not be the first AiO but it’s HP’s first foray into the enterprise set.
While I can’t speak for others, one of the major reasons why I find tablets far more appealing than laptops is the equipment for recharging. All I need is the USB cord and I’m set. Laptops still have that thick, clunky brick that is forced to tag along with the rest of your gear.
As one of Google’s early Chromebook partners, Acer is quite serious about the nichey Chrome OS-based computing machines, especially as they seem to be making their way towards the mainstream sector of the PC market.
Anyone fancy a little, unpretentious Windows 8 computing machine sans many bells and whistles, but with a full-sized, always attached physical keyboard, very advantageous price point and touchscreen?
I met the HP Chromebook 11 recently and I can confidently say that ours will be a long and happy relationship. In fact, I’ve decided to write it a love letter. My dear , How I love thee. Let me count the ways. The 10 ways, to be specific. 1. You are not a PC. more »
Though we’ve known that a spanking new, slightly redesigned and packing considerable extra heat Asus Transformer Pad was coming ever since June, it is only now that the concrete, exact pricing and availability details are trickling in. Starting with the good news, we’re less than a week away from TF701T’s commercial release, set for October more »
What could Lenovo possibly come up with to surprise and amaze us after several Yoga convertibles, IdeaPad Flex models and ThinkPad laptops with 3K displays? How about a convertible mini-laptop taking a page out of Yoga’s playbook, but instead running Android on the software side of things? That’s not quite an amazing product, but it’s more »
Nokia is in all kinds of trouble as it appears their big Abu Dhabi press event will coincide with Apple’s no doubt glamorous unveiling of the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. But what if the Finns can actually steal some of Cupertino’s thunder come October 22? Sounds impossible, I know, yet the latest more »
When HP made the fashionable but otherwise underwhelming Chromebook 11 official and announced prices starting at $280, we kind of felt they missed the mark a little in terms of bang for buck. And now, as Acer has detailed the already teased C720, our hunch has been proven right. Despite considerably upping the ante in more »
Netbooks are dead, long live mini-laptops! It’s how we can describe in a nutshell the evolution of the ultraportable computer market in the past nine months or so, with virtually everyone that’s someone in the business dropping the “netbook” marketing term, but continuing to roll out light, sleek, portable and affordable little notebooks. The latest more »