If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
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The PC maker asserted that its new all flash storage options cost less than comparable hard disk drive alternatives on the market.
Hackers have come up with an ingenious way to bypass the Microsoft's AutoRun protection measures present on Windows 7 and Windows 8 by making the flash drive pretend it's a keyboard.
I wasn't expecting to like it, but in the end I loved it. The Chromebook could be the perfect post-PC device that has a keyboard.
You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.
Apple today pushed iOS 6.0.1 out to all users running iOS 6 and it fixes several bugs, including bugs with the keyboard, camera flash, WPA2, iTunes Match, Passcode lock and Exchange meetings.
Spike in demand for mobile and flash memory chips helps South Korean chipmaker limit the impact of a slumping PC market to book an operating loss of US$13.6 million.
Throw away the kickstand, keyboard and trackpad, and Microsoft's Surface is like every other ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC we've seen. When I do my end-of-year "tech flops" round-up, I fully expect Surface tablets to make the list.
Stepping into tablets and going up against Apple's iPad, Microsoft has introduced a pair of tablets with combined cover and keyboard as it aims for a 'new kind of PC'
The bigger question here is whether technology buyers---consumer and corporate---are going to have much patience for Wintel trial and error as the PC and tablet experiences come together.
PC peripheral and accesory maker Logitech has launched its first enterprise-focused product as it looks to capitalise on the growth of the unified comms market.Alan Smith, group business manager of emerging markets at Logitech, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that the company is combating sluggish growth in the webcam and keyboard peripherals market by launching a new range of products aimed at enterprises, as well as small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).
Once you try out the improved mouse and keyboard controls in the Consumer Preview you may find you don't dislike the Metro interface at all. Take a look at the average consumer PC and the desktop is covered side to side, top to bottom with shortcuts to applications and documents; Metro tidies that up, makes it as wide a screen as you want and adds live tiles for glanceable information like weather reports and calendar information - just what desktop gadgets always promised.
Pundits are willing to declare the PC on the way out, and the tablet taking over. Convincing the majority of the marketplace to lose the keyboard may be a lot harder than folks realize.
Adobe has urged PC, Mac, Linux and Android users to download a critical update for Flash Player, in order to mitigate an attack that has already been reported in the wild.According to Adobe, various vulnerabilities in Flash Player "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system".
The Torch 9810 has a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, but both have their drawbacks. Performance and battery life are good, but the lack of Flash support is disappointing.
It's 30 years since IBM launched the IBM Personal Computer, setting a standard for business computing that is still recognisable today. Indeed, the PC has become a platform for the vast majority of home computing, for education, and for all kinds of industrial and commercial purposes from the factory floor to digital signage systems -- the ones that are meant to say Flight 647 is about to depart from Terminal 5 but we all love to see displaying an odd Windows command or a Blue Screen of Death.
Acer has launched the latest version of its Revo Media Center, the RL100, for consumers looking to attach a space-saving PC to their HDTVs. It comes complete with an innovative wireless touchpad/keyboard combo unit to enter text or use gesture-based controls while you're sitting on the couch.
Something odd struck me the other day. I was thinking about putting Windows on one of the Mac mini systems to run in Boot Camp. Why? Because my youngest daughter is learning to play the keyboard, and while she spends most of her time in GarageBand, she does have some software she wants to use that is Windows only. Installing Windows on the Mac sounds like the best solution. This got me thinking ... Microsoft does a lot of those PC vs. Mac comparison type ads ... but why do we never see Microsoft trying to sell Windows licenses direct to Mac users?
Adobe launched its Flash Player 10.2 with hardware accelerated video. The gist is that Adobe says it can now deliver video more efficiently with less strain on your PC.
Recently I was a guest at a local hospital for a few days, staying with a relative. All over, they had portable PC stations using HP mini desktops mounted to portable stands on wheels, with LCD displays and pullout keyboard trays.
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