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The demand for more performance and features has traditionally kept the PC from falling too far, too fast. Those days may now be ending, hastened by cheap tablets. The industry is responding with new platforms for low-cost laptops and tablets running Windows 8 and Android.
The portable all-in-one PC features an 18.4-inch touchscreen, weighs as little as 4.85 pounds and starts at $899.99 when it becomes available next month.
Starting at $1,299, the device features an 18.4-inch touchscreen and can serve as either a giant tablet or a desktop PC when docked.
Its Series 5 Hybrid PC will join the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga as announced Windows 8 devices that combine laptop and tablet features.
It's looking like Microsoft is doing what some users of its PC sync service had feared: Replacing it with SkyDrive, even though it still doesn't offer the same set of features.
ASUS Push Notice gives you monitoring your PC status on the go. You can also throw the webpage you are browsing or memo to your smart...
According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.
Chinese PC maker launches first smart TV equipped with Android 4.0 and voice control features ahead of Apple, which is reportedly also working on similar project.
iTMan Inventory Standard scans local network and identifies all connected computers providing the user with detailed information on...
These aren't features that you'll need that often, but when you do, having them built right into the OS will be a real timesaver.
There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.
Microsoft's fourth quarter was much better than expected as it rode growth in its server and tools unit, the corporate PC upgrade cycle and its business division, which features Office.
One of the most requested features here on Hardware 2.0 is for a 'Best Bang for the Buck' budget gaming PC. Cash is tight and people want to get the best hardware possible for their hard-earned dollars.So let's take a look at what what you bucks can buy!
A mere day after introducing a new version of its Revo Media Center PC, Acer is expanding its desktop line with the M and X Series systems, both of which offer configurations starting under $500.The M Series features the more traditional tower form factor, complete with room for expansion through open PCI Express x1 slots and an open 3.
Probably one of the most of the most-requested features here on Hardware 2.0 is for a 'Build-Your-Own PC' plan for the 'Ultimate' Photoshop system. Why Photoshop? Because it's a big, heavy application that when pushed hard can really tax a system. The better your hardware, the better your Photoshop experience will be.Well, here is is - my 'Ultimate' Photoshop rig guide.
Sony Vaio Hybrid PC in the works: Features Intel Thunderbolt tech, second unit with external graphics, Blu-ray drive
And now for something completely different, from Sony of all people. While the trend in laptops has been to lose once-essential components like an optical drive and even discrete graphics in the desire to stay thin and light, Sony Insider says the electronics giant is thinking of a new way to keep those parts around -- just in a different way.
Samsung said it has cooked up a new device---dubbed the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series available in March---that offers the benefits of a laptop with key features of a tablet.
Another netbook that made its debut at CeBIT last week was the Asus Eee PC 1005PR, a standard 10.1-inch netbook with a few features that makes it stand apart just a little.
In theory, CableCards don't seem like a bad idea: Instead of using a set-top box provided by your cable company, you can slide a small card into a device like a PC or TiVo and use that to control your programming options. The first cards were hobbled by their inability to communicate in both directionsable to transmit to the device but not to send signals back from itwhich made features like on-demand viewing unavailable.
Sociologists say that multitasking has shortened our attention spans and made us more easily distracted than ever. Apparently it's a losing battle. With 4GB or more of memory in the standard Windows PC these days, it's possible to open dozens of windows at once. The challenge for Windows users is how to keep track of all those windows without losing focus. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how some new features in Windows 7 can help you multitask more effectively.
We missed recording last week due to the Mobilize 2009 event so MobileTechRoundup show #182 is a bit longer than normal as James, Kevin, and I chatted about mobile tech products. James and Kevin had a chance to play with the upcoming T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Google Android device that will be tough for me to resist. I talked about my new Zune HD and iPod nano and then I learned about Opera 10's Turbo Mode on a PC. Opera Mini 5 beta is out for Java-enabled phones and adds some great new features, all for FREE. James also had a chance to swing by the HP offices and play with the new Envy notebooks that have features you may envy, but at a price you may not.
Over the past few years, I've criticized Microsoft for its "irrational" Windows pricing. That's especially true for Ultimate edition, which was your only choice if you wanted certain combinations of Windows Vista features, like Media Center and Complete PC Backup. Now, as Windows 7 approaches its official launch date, will Vista Ultimate users get another gouging? Or is Microsoft getting ready to unveil another "special deal"?
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