Windows 8 “Fuzzy Hit Targeting” for Touch Explained


Of all the touch features in Windows 8, the one I feel is most valuable is also the least dazzling. “Fuzzy hit targeting” as it was called earlier this year enables wide fingers to more accurately work with an interface designed for pinpoint cursors. But how does it work? Long Zheng at istartedsomething explains. The […]

Windows 8 Tablets Run on AMD Processors Too (Video)


Not that we don’t already know Windows can run on AMD processors, but in the interest of fairness, here’s a video from Engadget featuring an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and MSI WindPad 110W running Windows 8 on AMD processors.

Screen Rotation on Windows 8 (Video)


It seems screen orientation on Windows 8 tablets will not be as rigidly landscape as I’d expected. Tom Warren at WinRumors has a one minute video with his Windows 8 slate showing screen rotation.

Can New Tactics Save Microsoft’s Old Tablet Strategy?


As people digest what we saw of Windows 8 at BUILD yesterday, folks are questioning whether Windows on tablets is the wrong approach to take on the iPad. I think they have a shot, but only if the shift in tactics goes all the way because their strategy, the one in place since before the […]

Microsoft Reaches for the Sky, Touches the Cloud with Windows 8


Microsoft has ambitious hopes and dreams for Windows 8, its next computing platform that’s designed not only to compete with the rising popularity of Apple’s mobile iPad tablet and the plethora of ARM-based Android slates, but also to mark the next generation of PC computing in a post-PC world. With declining PC sales, due in […]

Samsung’s Windows 8 Tablet Needs a Diet

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Samsung’s Series 7 Slate PC is being handed out at Microsoft’s Build conference today, but I had a chance to play with the hardware a couple of weeks ago at IFA 2011 and it isn’t anywhere close to being ready to compete with the iPad and its Android counterparts. All the chatter around Microsoft’s next […]

Leaked Photo of Samsung Tablet Being Released at BUILD


Well, the rumored Samsung tablet to be handed out at Microsoft’s BUILD has been spotted, confirming both manufacturer and venue, as well as confirming that there is Intel inside. The leak sprang from (translated) (before reaching MobileTechWorld and ThisIsMyNext). In addition to the photo, there are YouTube videos, but these have now been marked […]

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC Brings Windows 7 and Wacom to the Table

Samsung Series 7 Slate

It might come as a¬†surprise, but Samsung hasn’t given up on Windows 7 tablets. In fact, the company has just showed off the Samsung Series 7 Slate with Windows 7, Wacom digitizer and a dual core processor. While you may be focused on Windows 8, and how it could mark the rebirth of Windows tablets, […]

Wacom Announces Inkling: Get Back to that Pen and Paper Feel

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Wacom. Tablet PC folks love Wacom digitizers and actually prefer them over the competition. Artists love Wacom’s digital tablets for sketching. Maybe there will be something new to love Wacom for with the announcement of the Inkling Digital Sketching System. What we’re looking at here is a pen and receiver that allows you to capture […]

How to Find Out When HP Has $99 TouchPads in Stock

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As you might know, the HP TouchPad has been on sale for extremely low prices ever since the company announced that it was killing production of the webOS powered tablet. And because of this fire sale, there is insane demand for this device. I mean, who wouldn’t want a $99 tablet that will likely have […]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-Inch Honeycomb Tablet Now Available in U.S.

Acer A100

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on any ‘ole 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, today is your lucky day. That’s because Acer has announced that its A100 Iconia Tab Android tablet has arrived on the shores of North America as the first of its kind. Yes, the A100 is the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet to […]

Dell Latitude XT3 Now Available for Order


The Dell Latitude XT3 is now available for order from The 13.3″ Tablet PC starts at $1,789 and has a preliminary ship date of September 21. The ¬†convertible Tablet PC is a departure from the XT2, a 12″ Tablet PC. The 12″ form-factor is the industry standard for enterprise-grade Tablet PCs. The 13.3″ XT3 […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Flies Through the FCC Ahead of Launch

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We know that there are more than a few of you are jazzed about Lenovo’s upcoming ThinkPad Android tablet. In fact, after spending some serious hands-on time with it, we’re pretty excited ourselves and that’s why we’re thrilled to see that the tablet appears to be on schedule for that planned August 23rd release date […]

HP TouchPad 4G Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon

HP TouchPad 4G

Netbook News has stumbled upon something pretty interesting today in the form of an unannounced pre-order for the HP TouchPad 4G, AT&T’s variant of the webOS tablet, that is going on over at Amazon. Unfortunately, AT&T’s version is not going to be as cheap as the Wi-Fi version was over the weekend. In order to […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Bluetooth Audio Streaming from iPhone


Every time I think I’m done with the HP Elitebook 2760p, something new pops up. It’s like a Swiss Army knife or the Martian Manhunter packed with abilities. This time, it’s Bluetooth pairing with an iPhone or iPad for audio streaming and control. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP Elitebook […]

Dell Latitude XT3 Tablet PC Page Live at

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Dell’s published its Latitude XT3 Tablet PC landing page, which likely means the launch of the computer is imminent. While we have seen press releases, products and FCC applications, this is the first time we’ve seen a full Latitude XT3 product page on The Latitude XT3 landing page has just about everything you’d want […]

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Tablet


As a convertible notebook, the HP Elitebook 2760p faces the challenge of balancing its laptop and tablet functionality. At first glance, it appears to be a notebook first, tablet second. But upon closer inspection, I’ve found much attention was paid to the tablet experience. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]

Sony S1 and S2 Leaked Screenshots Reveal Android 3.2, Homescreen, And More

Sony S1 and S2

It looks like we’re probably just going to find out everything about Sony’s upcoming S1 and S2 tablets as another major leak has taken place today which of course comes only a few short days after we were presented with a bunch of details regarding both models.Today’s leak centers around some screenshots that the folks […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p


I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Notebook


Offering both tablet and notebook functionality, the convertible HP Elitebook 2760p, in my evaluation, delivers impressively on both fronts. For the laptop-using masses, the 2760p should feel comfortable and familiar, making for a pleasant introduction to the benefits of pen and touch screen input. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]