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Windows 8 hybrid laptops will be scarce through the holidays

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Holiday shoppers hoping to buy a hybrid Windows 8 notebook--those half laptop and half tablet devices--will be sadly disappointed. Shipping delays are pushing delivery dates for some popular models made by Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Toshiba into 2013. Experts say stronger demand than anticipated coupled with a shortage of...
Windows 8 hybrid laptops will be scarce through the holidays

The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

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The clamshell laptop is finally joining the beige desktop in the museum of computer artifacts. The basic hinged design made its first appearance in a device called the Grid Compass way back in 1982, so no one can scoff at the clamshell's longevity. Nonetheless, times are finally changing, which...
The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

PC Makers Unveil Hybrid Devices

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Personal computer makers unveiled a range of unconventional devices on the eve of Asia's biggest computer trade show, as they seek to revive a flagging industry and stay relevant amid stiff competition....
PC Makers Unveil Hybrid Devices

Windows 8-powered PCs, tablets to launch in late October

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Microsoft today said it will officially launch Windows 8 in late October when it starts selling upgrades and its hardware partners begin selling PCs, tablets and hybrid devices powered by the new operating system....
Windows 8-powered PCs, tablets to launch in late October

Freescale launches a chip for electronic book readers

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Electronic book readers are gaining so much traction that chip makers are starting to design custom chips to power them. The latest example is from Freescale, which is launching the i.MX508 applications processor today. The chip  uses an ARM Cortex A8 as its core brain and gathers a bunch of...
Freescale launches a chip for electronic book readers
Samsung shows off Windows 8 ultrabook, tablet lineup

Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

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Microsoft is pitching its upcoming Windows 8 as a “no compromise” experience — working across desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets and hybrid devices — but Apple CEO Tim Cook remains unconvinced that such an approach will be effective. Speaking at AllThingsD’s D10 conference in California last night, Cook expanded on the recent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

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The clock is quickly winding down to the official launch of Windows 8. Along with a completely redesigned interface and Windows experience, hardware partners are lined up, ready to offer Windows 8 ultrabooks. The question businesses and consumers will need to answer, though, is whether or not a Windows...
Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

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This post is from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service that's currently in beta testing. Check out our free trial offer here. Yesterday, ABI Research released a report about smartphone-tablet hybrids -- which the firm calls "phablets" -- predicting that 239 million of them would ship by...
We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

How to Customize Your Windows 8 Start Screen

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Windows 8 is dramatically different than its predecessors. The colorful, tiled Modern interface was designed with Intel Ultrabooks, and mobile, touchscreen devices in mind. The real value of the Windows 8 Start screen, though, lies in customizing it to fit your needs. Intel Ultrabooks are designed to make your...
How to Customize Your Windows 8 Start Screen

Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM

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Windows 8 represents a new kind of Windows release for Intel both in terms of the opportunities to expand into new markets as well as the threats posed to the chipmaker’s core PC processor business. On the one hand, the chipmaker sees the new Microsoft operating system as a way...
Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM

AMD docking technology adjusts tablet, laptop performance in hybrids

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Advanced Micro Devices hopes to take on Intel's ultrabooks with a new keyboard docking technology that modifies the level of performance of thin-and-light hybrid devices when used in tablet or laptop modes....
AMD docking technology adjusts tablet, laptop performance in hybrids
‘Phablets’ are here to stay

Sometimes They're Tablets, Sometimes They're Not

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[ See post to watch video ] Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is a combination of two very different user interfaces, with each best used in a different way. While the whole system is touch-enabled, only the Start Screen, with its own tablet-type apps, is fully optimized for a...
Sometimes They're Tablets, Sometimes They're Not

Is this why Apple keeps saying “post-PC”?

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Looking at the numbers, it’s difficult to argue that the iPad is anything less than a success for Apple. The company sold more iPads — 15.4 million — than any traditional computer maker sold PCs in the final quarter of 2011. What is debatable, however, is whether the iPad will...
Is this why Apple keeps saying “post-PC”?
Samsung teases Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid (video)

The Chromebook Pixel Is Doomed By A Major identity Crisis

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When they were introduced, Chromebooks made sense as a Google-branded evolution of the netbook for the tablet shy. But in 2013, consumers still don't understand why there are so many versions of Android - much less what Google's Chrome OS is or who it's for. With the Chromebook Pixel, Google's cloud-happy notebooks have created a...
The Chromebook Pixel Is Doomed By A Major identity Crisis

Google-Built Chromebook Pixel Takes On the Power User

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Taking a page out of Microsoft’s book, Google today announced it’s launching its own Chrome OS-based laptop called the Chromebook Pixel. Previously, Google partnered with the likes of Samsung, Acer and HP to build its Chromebooks, but when thinking about the next generation of devices, the company decided to build...
Google-Built Chromebook Pixel Takes On the Power User

Using Windows 8 on touchscreen laptops could be a pain in the shoulder

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Experts say using touch surfaces in vertical position is very risky ergonomicallyAccording to Microsoft, the great leap forward about Windows 8 is its ability to be used with a touchscreen. Where Windows 7 could be squeezed into touch devices, the onscreen targets became too small. With Windows 8, you have...
Using Windows 8 on touchscreen laptops could be a pain in the shoulder
Microsoft's Ballmer predicts 400M Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices by next year

Intel hopes Haswell will produce a PC revival

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Intel is announcing its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, formerly code-named Haswell, today at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. Its new name will be the 4th generation Intel Core processor family with Intel Iris graphics. Iris is a hybrid processor-graphics combo...
Intel hopes Haswell will produce a PC revival

Dell announces XPS 11 hybrid, will ship with Windows 8.1

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Dell has expanded its range of hybrid devices with the XPS 11, which can transform from tablet to laptop with the flip of a screen.The XPS 11 has a hinge that allows the panel holding its 11.6-inch screen to be folded almost 360 degrees so that the device can...
Dell announces XPS 11 hybrid, will ship with Windows 8.1

HP ready for battle with tablet-laptop hybrids, says Whitman

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Hewlett-Packard is ready to take on all comers with a couple of hybrid devices and a business tablet, the company's CEO says doing an earnings call. [Read more]...
HP ready for battle with tablet-laptop hybrids, says Whitman

IDC analyst slams Windows 8 device pricing

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So far, newfangled Windows 8 hybrid devices are pretty pricey. Too pricey, according to IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell. [Read more]...
IDC analyst slams Windows 8 device pricing

AMD aims to win the converged device era with new Xbox One-like chips

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AMD today is announcing three new families of chips that it hopes will dominate the market of high-end tablets, low-end laptops, and converged hybrid devices. The chips—which will come to market variously as the A4 and A6 Elite Mobility series; the A4, A6, and E series; and the A6...
AMD aims to win the converged device era with new Xbox One-like chips
Windows 8 stuns, amazes, and sometimes lets us down (review)

Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

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The mobile PC market isn’t doing great, but that’s only if you look at it independently of tablet device sales. NPD DisplaySearch now says that over the next five years, however, the mobile PC market will more than double, growing from 367.6 million units in 2012 to 762.7 million by...
Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

Windows-Android hybrids: Beauties or beasts?

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Since Microsoft first introduced the versatile Tablet PC over a decade ago, the idea of having a device that was effective as both a hand-holdable tablet and a full-on PC has been a siren’s song in tech. In the case of the Tablet PC, it was always a little too...
Windows-Android hybrids: Beauties or beasts?

AMD takes on Intel's Ultrabooks with a new keyboard docking technology

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Advanced Micro Devices hopes to take on Intel's Ultrabooks with a new keyboard docking technology that modifies the level of performance of thin-and-light hybrid devices when used in tablet or laptop modes. The company's Turbo Dock technology will adapt system performance when a hybrid laptop is in tablet mode,...
AMD takes on Intel's Ultrabooks with a new keyboard docking technology

Why Processor Choice Matters To BYOD

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When IT managers build a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan, chip architecture usually isn't high on their list of considerations. At first glance, it's easy to see why. After all, processors work or they don't - there isn't a lot of support to be done, right? But there's...
Why Processor Choice Matters To BYOD
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