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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As hard as it might be to remember today, the iPod and iTunes helped Apple recover from a bruising personal computer battle that saw the company nearly go bankrupt—Apple’s pocket-sized media players helped re-introduce consumers to a well-respected but marginalized brand, providing affordable entry points into Apple’s ecosystem
As you may expect, neither Google nor Microsoft are happy about dual booting devices. Both feel it takes away form what they have on offer, and has the potential to confuse customers. Asus had an Android/Windows device in the works, but has reportedly shelved it due to pressure form both Google and Microsoft.
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.
On April 8, Microsoft will end its support for Windows XP, leaving up to 95% of bank ATM machines vulnerable to hackers . Machines running outdated operating systems, unbacked by corporate security updates, are the easiest types of computers to hack. And most ATMs run Windows XP.