For those of you who have a Transformer Prime, you may want to think about closing this article, because this will probably be tough to hear. Your “new” tablet is just about to be replaced by something even “newer”! According to a recent report by PC World, Asus is expected to ship the Asus Transformer [...]
When it comes to ASUS, buying a full-size Android tablet has usually meant venturing past the $300 mark; even theTransformer Book T100set you back $349 when it first came out, and that was considered a steal. That's no longer a problem in 2014. ASUS' newTransformer Pad TF103Ccosts $299 with the company's signature keyboard dock included, or as much as some smaller mid-range slates.
If you've wanted an affordable 8-inch Windows tablet from ASUS, your only recent option has been theVivoTab Note 8. While that's no doubt a fine machine, you might not want to pay extra for pen input if you don't need it. Thankfully, you don't have to any more; ASUS has quietly launched theVivoTab 8, a close cousin to the Note 8 that drops the stylus and digitizer.
Three companies are pulling away from the pack in the PC business.Counts of second-quarter personal computer shipments released Wednesday by two major analysis companies showed a slower-than-expected decline in PC shipments worldwide, with wealthy markets like the United States showing decent growth. But in poorer countries, alternatives such as low-cost tablets continued to affect PC sales.
The ASUS Eee PC was launched in 2007 and while it had all the characteristics of a "netbook," it arrived before the term had wormed its way into popular vocabulary. This species of compact computer -- essentially miniaturized, internet-focused laptops -- took the market by storm in the late 2000's, but failed to have much staying power and ultimately faded from view.
Several applications out there are designed to allow business owners to take credit card payments while they are out of the office and on the go. One of those applications is PayPal Here and it is designed to work with the PayPal card reader. PayPal Here uses an encrypted credit card reader that is backed by the PayPal fraud and risk management features.
Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants tohearyouropinionon the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and continue to cover all thecozying upbetween companies includingISPs and content providers.
Toshiba is no stranger to Windows tablets, but what we've seen to date has typically been targeted atbusinessesor has otherwise been...limited. In that sense, theEncoreis something special. It's not just the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet -- it's the first aimed at a truly broad audience. That said, it faces stiff odds.
We've seen several leaks related to the Galaxy Tab S lineup. But up until this point they have seemed to focus on the 10.5-inch model. In fact, a recent FCC filing revealed several images of the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S sporting a model number of SM-T800. Along with that model -- there had also been talk of an 8.4-inch model. The specs for this smaller model appear to have been revealed.
If the Galaxy S5 isn't nice enough for you, Samsung may be launching an even better version of its flagship handset with a more polished design and upgraded hardware next month. While we've heard a lot about what to expect from the so-called Galaxy S5 Prime, a new set of leaks provides the best perspective yet at what it might look like.
ASUS has just put out a teaser video that is just ambiguous enough to be anything. What stands out near the end, however, is the word thin, leaving the door open for a new thin tablet, or maybe even a smartphone.
Apple's weaker than expected tablet sales in Q1 are not an anomaly. They are the new normal, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. In a research report, Huberty says she's cutting her forecast for tablet growth:We lower our 2014 tablet growth forecast to 12% from 26% on the back of increasing penetration rates and the lack of new, differentiated products.
ASUS was one of the many companies who opened IFA 2014 with announcements of new products. We’ve seen the ZenWatch earlier, ASUS’ first wearable device. Next to be introduced is another addition to the very successful MeMO Pad family of Android tablets. The MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C) is more of an upgraded and slimmer version now at 8.
We hadn't heard much from the Pressy team since back in mid-April. That last status update seemed to be positive, and was reporting how shipments were expected to begin later in the month. To clarify here, the folks at Pressy had expected to begin shipping the "almighty Android button" towards the end of April.
Don't let its DevCon facade fool you:Google I/Ohas plenty of interesting stuff foreveryone. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning.
It's a funny thing; the more technology advances, the more impatient people become in anticipation of even newer and greater innovations. The result is an abundance of analysts, bloggers, and pundits who may very well be the crappiest generation of tech observers we've seen to date.
The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that’s both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-generation Windows 8.1 machine.
ASUS isn't done yet with its Computex lineup. Saving what could be the best for last, the manufacturer has announced the Transformer Book Flip, sporting a familiar folding hybrid form factor, but with chips that could give others of its kind a run for their money. This type of form factor is quite unusual for ASUS.