Just because Asus has been paying more attention of late to smartphones and phone/tablet hybrids, it doesn’t mean their once praised Transformer Pad line of tab-cum-laptops is completely forgotten.
In a bid to further blur the lines between PCs and smart mobile devices and make its product roster close-knit, Samsung has just taken the wraps off a Chromebook duo with a Galaxy Note 3-evocative design.
For computers part of a class that should rely primarily on affordability, Chromebooks are pretty expensive nowadays. Look at HP’s 11 incher. Amazon and Best Buy both charge $279 in a non-LTE flavor, offering just 2 GB RAM, a 16 GB SSD and 6-hour battery as part of the deal. Also, a tiny, low-res 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution display.
What do you get when you pair a leader of stylish bags/cases with a company known for high-end PC and laptop gaming systems? A lot of awesome, that’s what.
We’re in the office today, but we hope you are one of those lucky Americans with the day off. So we figured, why not bring you some links to today’s best electronics deals on the internet?
Samsung has added an Intel Haswell processor to its ATIV Series 9 Lite version of ultrabooks. Previously configured with an AMD CPU when it launched back in July, Intel-equipped models have been spotted in the wild.
Recent online reports have indicated that the market is quickly nearing a saturation point for smartphones. We can assume that tablets are soon to follow that path.
NBC News had an eye-opening report last night about privacy concerns in Sochi. Simply put, media, athletes, and visitors there shouldn’t expect any-but they should expect to be hacked almost immediately.
The first Chromebook to try to beat ultrabooks and Apple MacBooks at their own game (i.e. with a 13-inch display) while keeping the price bar low is now up for grabs in the US. A little pricier than we expected through its maker’s official website, but right as anticipated via several third-party retailers.
The 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet arena has gotten really crowded of late (almost claustrophobic), with contenders from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo and Asus rolled out in recent months. But for the most part, these all look the same, so the competitive factor is relatively low.
Are Lenovo’s tablets and tab/laptop hybrids not doing very well, or is the leading player of the PC market just feeling more charitable than usual? Whatever it is, we can take advantage, and score the 8-inch Miix 2 for $250, Android-running Yoga 8 at $200, and now the 10-inch Miix 2 starting at $499.
The holidays are long gone, and with them Microsoft’s incredible generosity to Windows 8 tablet buyers. Wait a minute, that’s not exactly right, as an assortment of Win-powered slates is discounted via Microsoft’s online store again.