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 [...]
And then there were... four? Once considereda novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovohas one; so doesToshiba; and Acer is already onits second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping theVenue 8 Pro, which costs about the same as its competitors ($300), but adds an active digitizer for pen input (psst: The stylus is sold separately).
We have started to hear some new rumors of Asus products that are coming to market. The rumors suggest that a pair of new Transformer Pad devices are in the works. Those devices include the Transformer Pad TF303 and the TF103. Details on both of these products are very slim at this time.
We generally don't have time to review low-end products, but sometimes we see something at such an aggressive price we just have to take it for a spin. That pretty much describes our feelings about the ASUS Transformer Book T100 , a 10-inch Windows tablet that comes with a keyboard dock in the box -- all for just $349.
After a few new iterations of its PadFone line, it seems that ASUS is casting a glance on its Transformer Pad devices again. Rumored to be coming soon is a Transformer Pad TF303 and another with a model number TF103. Judging by the names, we can presume that these will be upgrades of previous existing devices, the TF300 and TF101, respectively.
Acer'sIconia W3wasn'tquitethe best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from being stellar. Give credit to the company for quickly learning from its mistakes, though. Less than a year later, the company has released theIconia W4, and it fixes those earlier gripes even as the price has dropped below $300 as of this writing.
Here's yet another gloomy report for the PC market. Even though 2013 was the worst decline on record, the market hasn't hit rock bottom yet and will continue to shrink until at least 2018, market research firm IDC says . In 2013, the PC market declined by 9.8%, IDC says. That's a tiny bit better than how IDC thought it would go down — it had predicted a 10.1% decline.
Among the announcements about wearable gadgets and conflict-free microprocessors in Intel's CES keynote on Monday was a brief tip of the hat to Intel's bread and butter: the PC. The main announcement was a confirmation of rumors from late last week, in which Intel was said to be working on a "Dual OS" initiative that would put Android and Windows 8.
It seems that all rumors will finally be laid to rest next week as ASUS is set to announce the PadFone mini. However, the question will remain whether there is room for this smaller and weaker sibling of the newly launched PadFone Infinity.Rumors of the device didn’t start with a leaked photo or benchmark results but with simply a name on ASUS’ smartphone strategy presentation.
Giving owners of its slightly older PadFone devices something to look forward to, ASUS has announced an Android 4.4 update coming their way. Though the update won't be arriving until later this year, it should at least give current users some hope for their devices.
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.
This drives home a second point: even for more useful apps like Google's first-party efforts or the Android apps that don't exist in the Windows Store, Android tablet apps still look and work differently than standard Windows tablet apps.
On the heels of a recent bout of Android 4.3 updates for Sony ‘s Xperia lines, the WiFi-only version of its 10-inch tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z, is finally seeing its share of attention. The update comes exactly a week after the company announced the update on its official blog.
Considering Android 4.4 has been out for a few months now, an Android 4.3 update almost sounds like old news.
Last month rumors started to circulate that Asus was working on a new Windows tablet. The rumors claim the device is called the VivoTab Note 8 . Along with the name of the tablet, some specifications were also leaked including the use of Windows for the operating system and an 8-inch screen.
If the simplicity of ASUS'Chromeboxis enticing, you'll be glad to hear that you can pick up the miniscule computer very soon. The $179 Chrome OS desktop is now available for pre-order at stores likeAmazon,NeweggandTigerDirect, with the first wave of orders due to ship on March 14th. A base system starts out modestly with a 1.
Amazon Prime might be getting more expensive. The retailer revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call that it might jack up the price of the yearly subscription by up to 50%. Prime currently costs $79 a year. It’s the best service a person could buy. Free two-day shipping on most everything Amazon sells? I don’t have to go to the store for toilet paper. Yes sir.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.
Here at CES ASUS has just taken the wraps off its new Transformer Book Duet TD300, a quad-mode laptop that is said to be the first ever offering a full Android and Windows dual-operating system experience.
Apple's latest incarnation of the iPad turned out to be a distillation and refinement of what has defined the product. The Apple offering ships free of any keyboard connectors or covers in contrast to the Surface 2 and Nokia 2520 that vied for headlines with the iPad Air's introduction.