GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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*+-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

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*+-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 […]

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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*+-The HP Elitebook 2760p convertible notebook features a quick-start option called HP QuickWeb. It’s a rebrand of the Splashtop “instant-on” OS, which is itself based on Chromium OS. It’s a nice option, but I’m not sure it delivers on all its supposed benefits.

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: Weight, Stamina, & Toughness

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*+-Like Wolverine from the comic books, the HP Elitebook 2760p convertible tablet packs a lot of power and weight in a relatively small package. Its weight, toughness, and stamina form a triangle of intertwined traits that work with and against each other.

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Webcam Challenge

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*+-Camera specs like resolution and fps are good to know but don’t necessarily tell you how good the video and photo quality is. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share some actual photo and video recorded from the HD webcam of the HP Elitebook 2760p. And I spiced it up a notch by […]

Windows Tablet Sales Finally Being Tracked, Not in Last Place

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*+-After years of no one caring, people are actually paying attention to how many tablets are being sold and which operating systems they’re running. That alone would be the best news I’ve read all day, but it gets better: Windows tablets are not in last place! Thanks, RIM!

IdeaPad P1 Windows 7 Slate Tablet Arrives Q4

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*+-Lenovo announced a new Windows 7 Tablet PC today, much to the delight of Tableteers in need of a new Windows slate with optional pen input. This Windows 7 slate joins 2 Android tablets from Lenovo and is worth a look. The IdeaPad P1 has a 1.5GHz Intel processor, 2GB DDR2 RAM and up to 64GB SSD […]

Dell Launching Windows 7-Powered Peju Tablet in October?

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*+-In addition to recently releasing Android-based tablets under its Streak brand, Dell may make a return to the Windows tablet arena with the release of a slate product in October. Codenamed the Dell Peju, Dell’s slate tablet will come with an anti-glare Gorilla Glass touchscreen that will dominate the front surface, a rubber bumper along […]

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Review: Sweet Shell, Bitter Core

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*+-A candy shell with sweet filling and a bitter core, that’s how I’d sum up the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate Tablet PC if it was a confectionery treat. Nearly everything about this tablet is first-rate, except the slow processor. There are understandable reasons for that, but ultimately, while the Q550 can do the work, it […]

Fujitsu TH40 Sliding PC Tablet Gets Postponed Indefinitely

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*+-Fujitsu’s TH40, the company’s answer to the Samsung Slider 7 shown at CES, is now postponed indefinitely without much explanations. The company is only citing development delays as the cause of the problem, but it’s unclear what these delays entail. The Fujitsu TH40 is another form factor for a netvertible with a tablet touchscreen on […]

When Only Windows Will Do: 5 Windows Slates You Can Buy Today

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*+-When it comes to tablets, Android and Apple continue to dominate consumers’ attention. But sometimes only Windows will get the job done, especially for businesses. Windows 7 tablets may not have the vast collection of  touch optimized apps, but Windows 7 does deliver a great inking experience and support for many custom and legacy apps […]

A Wonderful Example of Windows 7 Touch Optimization

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*+-Windows 7 enthusiast Justin Campana has put together a wonderful custom interface for a fully touch-optimized environment using a combination of ObjectDock, widgets, themes, and the right applications on his ASUS Eee EP121. Beautiful.

Toshiba Hasn’t Left the Windows Tablet Market Just Yet

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*+-Despite rumors that Toshiba may have killed off its Windows 7 slate, the company has proven naysayers wrong with a debut of an 11.6-inch Windows-powered tablet at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The tablet, model WT310/C, is slated for the Japanese market and would run on Intel’s Oak Trail processor platform. It’s unclear if […]

Toshiba Kills off Plans for Windows 7 Slate, Chromebooks?

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*+-Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Toshiba had shown off a concept device that runs Windows 7 on an Intel Atom processor and utilizing a similar hardware form factor to its Android 3.0 Honeycomb Toshiba Thrive tablet. However, since CES, it looks like this concept Windows tablet will remain just that–a concept. Toshiba […]

New Facts About the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate

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*+-I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product management for Fujitsu America (this guy), regarding the Stylistic Q550 slate due to start shipping June 3rd. Given the wealth of information already released about this Windows 7 tablet, I figured there wasn’t much new to cover, but I learned more […]

Fujitsu Lifebook T901 Tablet PC on Sale Now

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*+-Yesterday, Fujitsu announced the follow-up to their T900 convertible, the Lifebook T901 Tablet PC. While it is a straightforward spec-bump in many respects, there are a few notable changes, including five-finger gesture support and optional NVIDIA Optimus graphics.

Motion Computing CL900 Tablet PC Goes on Sale

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*+-Motion Computing is now taking orders for the CL900 Tablet PC and expects to begin shipping units out to customers within four weeks. The 10.1″ slate runs Windows 7 and has some durability features, including Gorilla Glass. We first saw the Motion Computing CL900 back at CES 2011. The device looked pretty solid, but it […]

Lenovo LePad to Launch as IdeaPad Tablet K1?

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*+-We had last glimpsed the Lenovo LePad tablet at CES where the device came with a unique U1 dock that turns the Android Honeycomb tablet into a Windows 7, Intel Core i5-powered laptop, and now there is speculation that the LePad will launch outside of China under Lenovo’s consumer-centric IdeaPad moniker as the IdeaPad Tablet […]

HP Slate 500 Tablet PC- Very Negative Review

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*+-The HP Slate 500 has had a pretty rough road so far. GBM co-founder Rob Bushway got his hands on the device and was not pleased with it at all. He summed up his feelings with a headline that simply reads “HP Slate 500 Tablet PC – Don’t Waste Your Money.” Rob didn’t like the […]