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March 19, 2014 by

Dual-OS devices dead on arrival

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.

February 17, 2012 by

Transforming Ultrabooks coming for Windows 8

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".

May 26, 2011 by

Asus posts teaser of 'super-slim' Eee PC netbook

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".

May 25, 2011 by

Taiwan's PC vendors left out of Windows 8 development

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.

January 4, 2011 by

Asus kicks off CES 2011 with four tablets

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).

January 4, 2011 by

CES: Asus debuts Eee tablet family

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.


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