It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.
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The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
Fry's is offering a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with keyboard cover for $229, while Newegg has an Asus gaming desktop for $899.99 that includes a free copy of Assassin's Creed 4.
Asus is playing a Windows 8.1 high margin game with an Android commodity device strategy for volume on the other side. If Microsoft can't kick-start PC growth, Asus has a strategy that won't deliver decent profits.
Asus has rolled out its latest Eee PC netbook, complete with new Intel Cedar Trail Atom processor and Windows 7. But who's buying?
PC manufacturers are planning to introduce "transforming" Ultrabooks with multi-touch screens in order to exploit the capabilities of Microsoft Windows 8, according to Taiwan's Digitimes. Asus already sells a Transformer that runs the Android operating system, but Digitimes' sources "noted that most of the transforming designs are rotatable screen models".
I say the Linux netbook was rubbed out by Microsoft with an Intel chip in the CFO's office.
Asus is preparing to launch a very thin Eee PC netbook that may be sold with a Linux distribution, a teaser on Facebook suggests.Posted on the official Asus Facebook page on Wednesday, the teaser describes the device as "no ordinary netbook", noting that the "super-slim" subnotebook "has a twist".
Some of Taiwan's PC manufacturers have complained to the island's Ministry of Economic Affairs because they have not been invited to participate in the early development of the next version of Windows, known as Windows Next or (but not by Microsoft) Windows 8 for tablets. Two of the world's largest PC manufacturers by units -- Acer and Asus -- are based in Taiwan, along with other suppliers such as MSI and HCT, and most of the large contract manufacturers.
Asus practically created the netbook category and is not ready to quit. This Eee features the dual core N570 processor with 10-11 hours of battery life.
Remember the Asus teaser for its new Eee PC Sirocco series? Well, now we know what is "making waves."
Asus held a pre-CES press conference at the Aria convention centre in Las Vegas today (Tuesday) to unveil four tablet computers, as well as TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboards "designed to withstand rugged environments" -- they come with a 5-year warranty. Actually, we should probably say that Asus unveiled three new tablets (running Android) and one new slate (running Microsoft Windows).
At CES 2011, Asus announced a new family of tablet devices using its "Eee" moniker, ranging from a pocketable 7-inch device with a stylus to a netbook-like device with a sliding keyboard.
Microsoft now admits that Apple's iPad is cannibalizing netbook sales.
Microsoft is turning to royalty fees in an attempt to prevent Taiwanese OEMs Acer and Asustek Computer from using Android and Chrome OS on netbooks.
Asus has expanded its Eee PC series with the 1015PN netbook, which boasts a stellar battery life and HD video playback.
All over the world, schools are facing the same challenge: bringing ICT to students in a cost-effective way. "Each student should have their own laptop/netbook/PC," echoes the mantra, and school budgets groan trying to make ends meet. Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 seeks to solve the problem.
Release details for the upcoming ASUS tablet range have been disclosed by the chief executive of the company following a recent investors' conference call in Taipei.Speaking to assembled reporters following a quarterly financial meeting in Taipei on Friday, the company's head, Jerry Shen, confirmed that Asus is planning to release several tablet devices in the coming months on both the Microsoft and Google platforms, according to PC World reports.
Asus has debuted yet another new netbook, although the 12.1-inch Eee PC 1201K is slightly larger than usual and runs on an AMD Geode NX 1750 processor.
Before Windows 7 launched, there was a lot of consternation about when Microsoft planned to cut off the supply of Windows XP to netbook makers. This week, Microsoft officials reminded customers and partners of that deadline date -- October 22, 2010. Are there still concerns?
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