tablet

Wed
23
Feb
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Microsoft Slashes Price of Dell Windows 7 Tablet

Back in late November 2010, Dell released a dual tablet/netbook computer called the Inspiron Duo. Netbook Similar to Apple iPad, but Runs Windows 7 The Inspiron Duo features a vertically rotating screen that switches between two independent modes: ... one that runs Windows 7 and the other a proprietary tablet mode which operates Dell software. At the time of release, the device raised lots of eyebrows -- but its $550 asking price was a bit steep for many. That is, perhaps, until Microsoft recently slashed that cost dramatically on its Microsoft Store website. Inspiron Duo Features Dual Core ... (view more)

Wed
09
Feb
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Dell Announces Win7 Tablet, Plus 39 New Devices

One of the world's most prominent PC makers has announced it will release a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet computer later this year. The company, which is currently ranked second in annual global PC shipments, said the device will be for consumers "who ... need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability, and integration with existing infrastructure investments." Dell's calling the device, which will use an Intel processor, the Windows 7 Business Tablet. The company says consumers should be able to pick one up sometime this summer, though a precise release ... (view more)

Thu
02
Dec
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Dell's New Dual Core Netbook Tablet Reviewed

Looking for the ultimate netbook / tablet just in time for the Holidays? One might consider the new Inspiron Duo from Dell -- the Optimus Prime of netbooks. It literally transforms between a standard semi-lightweight word processor / web browser to ... an even more portable tablet PC, heavily inspired by Apple's iPad. But is it a real winner deserving of a place on Santa's list? Engadget, which recently reviewed the product, isn't so sure. The $550 Inspiron Duo at first looks like a slightly more stylish 10.1-inch netbook (using 2GB RAM, dual-core Intel Atom Processor and Windows 7), with its ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Report: Apple Owns 95% of Tablet Market

Just in case there was any doubt that Microsoft desperately needs to oversee the release of several Windows-based slate computers to compete with the Apple iPad, a new report states that, in the fiscal third quarter, the Cupertino-based firm's ... products accounted for 95 per cent of the tablet market. In other words, this is Apple's sphere until a PC maker like Hewlett-Packard or IBM can take it back. The report comes courtesy of Strategy Analytics Inc., a Boston-based research company that also noted an increase in tablet computer shipments by 26 per cent over the previous quarter. It would ... (view more)

Thu
28
Oct
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HP Slate 500: Win7 Tablet PC Available Friday

When it launched a few weeks ago, the CTL 2goPAD -- a Windows 7-powered tablet PC -- received an incredible response, with anxious buyers grabbing up all available stock in less than a week. For those who couldn't get their hands on the 2goPAD, take ... note: the first prime-time PC maker is ready to release its own Win7 tablet, and will do so later this week. HP Slate 500 to be Released Tomorrow Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is the world's largest PC maker and will on Friday, October 29th release its Tablet PC Slate 500, arguably the most-anticipated tablet computer since the Apple iPad was first ... (view more)

Fri
15
Oct
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Windows 7 '2goPAD' Tablet PC Officially Launched

Last week Microsoft promised several new Windows 7 tablet computers would be available to home and business consumers prior to Christmas. For those of you who simply can't wait, take note: there's a Windows 7 tablet PC available right now, so long ... as you don't mind a relatively short battery life. CTL 2goPAD: Hardware Specifications Tech company CTL recently released their 2goPAD, a device featuring a 10.1-inch display with 1,024 x 600 pixels, 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 (single core, 2 threads) processor and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage of the 2goPAD is listed at 250GB, while boasting a 1.3 ... (view more)

Wed
06
Oct
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Microsoft CEO: Expect Win7 Tablet PC by Xmas

Thus far, hardware makers have been a little slow in bringing out Windows 7-based tablet computers to rival Apple's very popular iPad. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that's about to change, and that several new devices should be on the market ... in time for the holiday season. "You'll see new slates with Windows on them," Ballmer told an audience at the London School of Economics on Tuesday. "You'll see them this Christmas." (Source: informationweek.com ) Big Box Retailer 'Target' to Carry iPad The iPad hit stores way back in April, and within two months Apple had sold approximately three ... (view more)

Tue
07
Sep
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ViewSonic Readies Dual Win7 / Android Tablet PC

A week after Canadian firm ExoPC revealed what should be the first Windows 7 tablet on the market , hardware maker ViewSonic has unveiled a 10-inch rival that will use either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google's Android 1.6 operating system (OS). The ... device in question is the ViewSonic ViewPad 100. The dual boot option will cost consumers roughly $850 USD -- almost double the cost of an Apple iPad. Viewsonic Tablet: a Netbook With a Twist? Beyond the dual operating systems, the ViewSonic tablet also boasts several other useful features, including wireless Internet (WiFi), Bluetooth capability, ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jul
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Microsoft to Answer For Big Mistakes at Annual FAM

Microsoft Corporation will face tough questions today at the annual Financial Analysts Meeting (FAM), where it's expected the software giant will have to answer for some troubling financial numbers. Topping the list of questions: a struggling ... Internet business, mobile-phone troubles, and where the company sees its future in a constantly-changing PC market. Microsoft shares have dipped significantly this year, down about 15 per cent over the same period in 2009 and just recently emerging from a 52-week low. That's prompted questions amongst financial analysts about how the company is ... (view more)

Mon
26
Jul
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India Unveils $35 Solar-Powered Tablet PC

The Indian government late last week unveiled a concept tablet computer set to sell for a mere 1,500 rupees, or about $35 USD. Shockingly, the price could drop even further for a device that features touchscreen capabilities and solar power options. ... The super-cheap tablet was first unveiled to the global media last Thursday by Kapil Sibal, India's Minister for Human Resource Development. The target audience for the device: the rapidly-developing country's student population, including those in less affluent rural communities. Students Help Design Super-Efficient, Super-Cheap Tablet The tablet ... (view more)

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