Dell Venue 11 Pro Review

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The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a business-friendly Windows 8.1 tablet, but there’s more to this 10.8-inch slab of glass than meets the eyes. Through several optional accessories, the Dell Venue 11 Pro can wear many hats and is equally adept at home docked as a desktop replacement or can be a productivity work house […]

Microsoft Bets on 4G LTE as Surface 2’s Savior for 2014

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Can 4G LTE save the Surface 2? In addition to having announced the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and a slew of new Surface accessories, Microsoft will also be introducing a Surface 2 with 4G LTE connectivity, a first for the Microsoft-branded tablets. The 4G LTE-enabled Surface 2 would be launching in early 2014 according […]

Android, Windows 8 Eating Away at iPad Market Share

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Though Apple’s iPad and iPad mini still lead the industry in market share, tablets running Google’s Android operating system and Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT OSes are starting to nip away at Apple’s dominance in the slate computing category. Apple reported as part of its earnings call that it had sold nearly 20 million […]

Look Out Nexus 7! $200 Windows Tablets Are Coming.

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While netbooks may be on their last legs, just don’t expect inexpensively priced Windows products to be out of vogue. Chip-maker and Microsoft partner Intel is predicting that we’ll soon be seeing $200 tablets running Windows 8–not the simplified Windows RT–operating system on the Atom architecture. This would be a significant drop in price, considering […]

7-Inch Microsoft Surface Rumored for Production Later This Year

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Rumors of a shrunken down Microsoft Surface tablet to compete against Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 are once again, no pun intended, surfacing on the Internet. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, the Surface-maker is planning a new lineup of tablets that will go into production later this year, and […]

The Problem with Microsoft: It Doesn’t Have the Face of a Star

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Microsoft did a fantastic engineering job with the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets–early media reviews have called the design a handsome job with sturdy build quality thanks to its VaporMG construction. The slates come with an assuring click when the kickstand is propped out or the keyboard cover is snapped into place and a […]

Will HTC Be a Launch Partner with Windows Blue?

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With the next-generation Windows 8 software upgrade dubbed Windows Blue slated to occur later this year, there is now speculation that Microsoft partner HTC may deliver a Windows tablet at the same time. It’s still uncertain whether HTC’s tablet will run the full Windows 8 software or if it will run the more limited touch-based […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

If You’re an iTunes User, Don’t Buy Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet

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When the Surface Pro tablet was announced by Microsoft, I was excited. It would be the first non-Apple tablet that could handle all my iTunes content, including my large library of movies and TV shows that I had purchased, while still allowing me to access other digital ecosystems, like movies from Amazon, stream shows from […]

Nokia Music Debuts Ahead of Lumia Tab’s Release

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After much speculation about a Lumia-branded Windows tablet from Nokia, so far the company has not made any announcements about its tablet efforts but it has anounced its Nokia Music service will be coming to Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platform. At Mobile World Congress, the Finnish smartphone-maker announced that its music mix service […]

Dell Adds Enhanced Security Features to New Latitude 10 Tablet

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Focusing on growing its presence in the enterprise space, Dell is adding new hardware and software security features to a newly released Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security edition of the Windows 8 tablet. The device offers dual hardware security log-in features and some software security enhancements as well over the regular consumer-edition of the Latitude […]

Nokia Rumored to Not Introduce Windows RT Tablet at MWC

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Despite persistent rumors that Nokia may be developing its own Windows tablet of some kind, the latest speculation now is that such an announcement–at least with Windows RT–will not be happening at Mobile World Congress next week. Though the Finnish smartphone giant has a press event at the industry show, chatter now is that the […]

Microsoft Hints at 7-Inch Windows Tablet

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft finance head Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft is open on exploring Windows tablets with different sizes and form factors. This could mean that Windows 8 and Windows RT slates, like Microsoft’s own Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, could be released with a 7-inch display […]

Why Microsoft’s Surface Pro Launch Is a Success

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The launch of Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet over the weekend was marred by device shortages and long lines of customers, as if Microsoft hadn’t anticipated for the large demand of its much anticipated tablet after huge marketing dollars were spent leading up to the February 9 event. Though on the surface, the success […]

Surface Pro Demo Units Popping Up at Retail Stores

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Microsoft is preparing to launch its Surface Pro tablet, which runs Windows 8 Professional and Intel’s core processors, and demo units of the Windows slate has been seen at various retail locations. It’s unclear which retail locations are showcasing the demo units in advance of consumer availability of these slates on February 9. Engadget is […]

Panasonic Windows 8 Toughpad Offers Enterprise-Grade Security

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Panasonic introduced a ruggedized enterprise class Windows Phone 8 Touchpad FZ-A1 tablet. With the power of Windows 8 under its belt, the Touchpad would be a great fit for enterprises that require security and the rugged form factor of the Toughpad. According to Panasonic, the Toughpad family is designed to meet […]

Razer Announces Specs For Project Fiona Gaming Tablet

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After conferring with its fans on Facebook Razer now has an outline of the specs for its gaming tablet that started as a concept at CES 2012. After community voting the Project Fiona tablet will use Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU (presumably based on the model), and a mid-range discrete graphics card. The graphics card should […]