tablet

Wed
31
Aug
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HP: More $99 TouchPads Coming

Hold on to your hats: the Hewlett-Packard (HP) TouchPad tablet firesale isn't over yet. HP recently announced that it's planning to make one more production run of the doomed device, meaning that lots more people will get their chance to buy a $99 ... tablet PC. HP created a ton of buzz last week when it knocked hundreds of dollars off its TouchPad tablet, which has been discontinued after only a few months of being on the market. In an effort to clear out stock, HP cut the price at a number of popular retailers, including Amazon.com and Best Buy. At brick and mortar stores people lined up for ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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Windows 8 Tablet To Be Quad-Core: Rumor

There are reports that Microsoft is about to hand out an ultra-portable computer running Windows 8 and containing a quad-core processor. If true, it could serve as a very effective way of promoting the new system on portable devices. The rumors ... center on BUILD, a Microsoft event that takes place in California in September designed to help both hardware and software developers work better with Windows. The event also serves as a source of feedback for Microsoft about how it could improve the operating system (OS), including those still in development. This year's event is going to be built ... (view more)

Fri
12
Aug
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HP Cuts $100 from TouchPad, iPad Rival

This week, Walmart announced it would bow out of the digital music business , presumably because competition from Apple's iTunes proved too fierce. Now, it appears Apple's dominance of another market is forcing hardware firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) to ... take drastic action. HP has announced it will cut $100 from the price of its tablet PC, the TouchPad. The cost of the 16GB TouchPad tablet has dropped from $500 to $400, while the 32GB edition goes from $600 to $500. That means both choices are available for roughly $100 less than comparable iPads from Apple. (Source: wsj.com ) Apple iPad Market ... (view more)

Fri
01
Apr
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Microsoft Exec Dismisses Tablet Computers

In three days after its launch, Apple sold 500,000 units of its iPad 2 tablet computer. To most people, that number would seem impressive. But Microsoft's Craig Mundie is not most people. In a recent interview with Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, ... Microsoft global chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie had this to say about what appears to be a rapidly emerging tablet market: "I don't know whether the big screen tablet pad category is going to remain with us or not... Personally I don't know whether that space will be a persistent one or not." (Source: huffingtonpost.com ) Tablet ... (view more)

Wed
16
Mar
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MS Windows 2016 to Look Very Different

"Don't get too used to the way Windows looks" was the message relayed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a recent Houston Technology Center luncheon. Ballmer says he figures the Windows operating system (OS) found on most PCs right now will look a ... whole lot different in just five years time. Windows "will look a lot different and it will run different applications," Ballmer told members of the local business community during a presentation at Union Square in Houston's Minute Maid Park. With many new technology innovations making their way into mainstream, MS Windows needs to keep up ... (view more)

Thu
03
Mar
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Fujitsi Unveils Impressive Business-Class Win7 Tablet

Fujitsu may not be the first brand name one thinks of when asked about prominent PC makers, but that could change with the announcement of its upcoming Stylistic Q550, which will be one of the very first Windows 7 tablet computers to hit retail ... stores. In a marketplace currently gobbling up tablet devices (to the tune of 4.5 million units during the last financial quarter), Fujitsu has a real opportunity to one-up big name competitors like Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba. Fujitsu Q550: Functional, Business-Savvy Hardware According to Fujitsu, the Q550 -- which is reportedly being built for a ... (view more)

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)

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