At MWC, Lenovo rolls out two new Android powered tablets that lower the cost curve.
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Following on from the Superfish debacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.
This 8-inch Windows tablet is the first with Lenovo's Anypen technology that enables using any pen or pencil to write or draw on the screen. We go hands on with it to see how it fares.
Lenovo is still smarting from the Superfish media storm, but CTO Peter Hortensius says the firm is working to fix its battered reputation.
Lenovo has apologised for preloading Superfish adware on its consumer line of laptops that compromised the security of the devices, and released a tool to remove it.
A Lenovo security advisory details the models of notebooks impacted by the Superfish SSL hijacking, while a company statement says that Superfish is used to 'enhance' users' computing experiences.
Enterprise customers are said not to be affected, but millions of consumers and bring-your-own-device users are likely using compromised machines.
The bad news is that Lenovo ever put Superfish on their consumer laptops. The good news is that it's not that hard to get rid of it.
Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as inserting ads into search results.
The company claims the notebook is the thinnest and lightest in its semi-rugged class, complete with magnesium alloy case with built-in handle.
Dell is extending its ProSupport Plus effort from data centers to laptops, desktops and tablets.
Chinese hardware maker "reunites" its Asia-Pacific emerging and mature markets business units as part of ongoing corporate reorganization, and possibly a leadup to its new smart devices unit for China.
Revenue at the Chinese hardware manufacturer grew 31 percent compared to Q3 last year as Lenovo bedded in its Motorola and System x purchases.
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.
The notebook also gets a Thunderbolt 2 port, boosts maximum storage to 2TB, and offers an Ubuntu option.
The rugged notebook now claims battery life of up to 18 hours while retaining its durability features, including protection from drops of six feet.
The mobile devices include a pair of Ultrabooks and feature optional palm-based biometric security features.
Lenovo will also have to figure out how to differentiate the A6000 from the hugely successful Motorola brand of phones that it also owns.
The premium Android tablet from Dell is thinner than the iPad Air 2 and lighter than the iPad mini.
Lenovo, HP, and Dell are increasing their collective dominance of the PC market, with Apple as the only threat. So how are the three big OEMs coping with sweeping changes in the computing landscape?
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