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.
Time for an update on the forthcoming Asus ZenWatch. In an earlier article we noted that the ZenWatch would be released in November in very limited numbers. Now it sounds like Asus will release somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 units, in Taiwan to begin with.
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.
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.
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.
Want to get pregnant? Avoid getting pregnant? There's an app for that – actually multiple apps, some of them with amazing track records. And now one of them is turning your iPhone into a data collection device that helps monitor fertility – known as an oral fertility thermometer. Perhaps the best-known fertility app in the tech world is Glow , founded by PayPal mafia member Max Levchin.
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.
If you had your interest piqued by the Amazon Fire TV that was released earlier this year, but you didn’t want to pay $100 for it, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is for you. It’s only $39, but Amazon Prime members get it for only $19 if they order before6:00 a.m. (PT) October 29, 2014.
Google's numbers are somewhat misleading at times, since a bunch of its products. Google claims to have 540 million monthly active Google+ users, but only half of those users actually visit the social network, according toBut even if these users aren't actively using Google+, it creates a simple way for Google to track users across Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
Lenovo has waded into reports that it is dumping the small Windows tablet market, insisting that it still has a roadmap for 8- and 10-inch slates due later in the year. Chatter of a withdrawal began late last week , with Lenovo said to have decided to no longer offer smaller models in the US because of underwhelming interest.
Apple is now the fifth-largest PC manufacturer in the world, having grown nearly 9% in third quarter sales this year, market research firm IDC said in its latest Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.The report said Apple’s recent price cuts and improved demand in mature markets propelled its sales growth. In the third quarter alone, Apple sold roughly 4.9 million PCs, accounting for 6.
Samsung's mobile division is in trouble. Consumer interest in the company's newest smartphones is falling hard and fast, and with it, profits are declining precipitously. This past October, Samsung divulged that profits from their mobile division plummeted by 74% year over year. Company-wide, profits fell by 60%.
With the Nexus 6, one thing remains clear: a big smartphone screen has value. In just about every review you come across (ours included, of course), the same narrative carried itself; the screen was a bit large for day-to-day use, but everyone saw the value, and could likely get used to it. Smartphone screens are getting larger all over the place, and seem to be causing fits for tablet sales.
Despite what seems to be nothing but losses on the mobile front, Intel isn't ready to call it quits just yet, at least not formally. While some companies (HP and Sony come to mind) are divorcing their businesses in order to remain profitable in at least one area, Intel isn't about to let someone else take its mobile and tablet business elsewhere.