Windows Tablets: What to Know & 2 Black Friday 2014 Deals

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Over the last year or two, Microsoft has worked very, very hard to make its own Surface tablets and devices running the Windows 8 operating system legitimate competitors in the computing space.  The Windows 8.1 update made it possible for Windows tablets to be cheaper than they’ve ever been and more useful than previously possible. […]

Buying a Windows Tablet: 3 Best Options & What You Need to Know

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There’s never been a better time to purchase a Windows tablet. Yes, I know how nutty that might sound. Apple’s iPad pushed Microsoft into rethinking how it approached the tablet space, and how it continues to build software for different form factors. The result is Windows 8, an operating system and range of tablets that […]

Power & Portability: Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 Now Available

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The ThinkPad 8, Lenovo’s recently announced Windows PC that embraces the tablet form factor without breaking the bank or leaving users craving for more power, is now available for order. Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the ThinkPad 8 looks like a traditional tablet. Instead of a monstrous and slightly unwieldy 10-inch display, the […]

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 Coming March 11?

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The Windows world is full of rumors and release date possibilities. Another one popped up today. Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the new release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now looking like it will happen on Tuesday, March 11. That would be a regular Patch Tuesday date which, if accurate, means the […]

For Windows To Grow, PC Makers Will Need Apple Know-How

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The Windows market is a rather complicated, and crowded place. Each year a hand full of the world’s biggest consumer electronics makers announce a new slate of devices that promise to do everything from making little tasks quicker, to embracing the latest and greatest technologies designed to keep the laptop and desktop form factor relevant. […]

The 5 Best Windows Convertibles

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When Microsoft’s partners began shipping devices with the Windows 8 operating system, hardware choices came down to two different configurations. The first widely available configuration was laptops with touch screens. Windows OEMs literally placed touchscreens inside of devices they’d already had on store shelves and then loaded Windows 8 on them. There were also a […]

Low-End Windows Tablet Selection Continues to Expand with Acer W4

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It seems Acer won’t be outdone by the new 8-inch tablets surfacing from both Dell and Lenovo. The company is launching the Acer W4, a revamped version of the Acer W3 tablet that it released to users earlier this year. Acer hasn’t gone and completely rethought its tablet formula in creating the Acer W4. Instead, […]

New $299 8-inch Lenovo Miix2 To Take on Surface 2

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 might have stolen all the attention away from traditional PC manufacturers so far, but if the Lenovo Miix2 Windows 8.1 tablet is any indication, Microsoft won’t have it for long. Debuting later this month, Lenovo’s Miix2 tablet is all about changing the expectations of what users expect from […]

Microsoft Attacks iPad With New Comparison Tool

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Just a week after debuting a new advertisement directly comparing Windows 8 tablets to the iPad, Microsoft has added a new comparison site that breaks down the features of popular Windows 8 tablets vs. the iPad. The site, which is available right now at Microsft.com, puts the specifications of the iPad against the ASUS VivoTab […]

The Best Windows Tablets [May, 2013]

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With Windows 8, Microsoft attempted to change the nature of the devices its partners offered to consumers. In fact, the company introduced so many changes to the operating system that some now argue that Windows 8 may be the first operating system made by Microsoft whose touch experience vastly outstrips it’s use on traditional Windows […]

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!