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While Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are still keeping their new tablets under wraps, many other manufacturers chose the Berlin convention to show off their latest Android and Windows 8 slates. Here are a number of notable ones.
At the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Microsoft's hardware partners are showing off the next generation of Windows-powered hardware, a category Intel calls "two-in-ones." By year's end, the market should be flooded with devices that can shift from PC to tablet on the fly. But who's buying?
This 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet offers a reasonable specification including stylus, mobile broadband and docking options. However, it's on the bulky/heavy side and the build quality lacks robustness.
Based on the same design as the company's luxury Kirabook, some of the new notebooks come with Intel Haswell processors and Dragon Assistant voice-recognition software.
Toshiba has acquired a 76 percent stake in the Austrian firm, making cyberGRID GmbH a subsidiary of the electronics maker.
While Toshiba unveils a 7mm hybrid hard drive/solid-state drive, Samsung launches the first PCI Express-based SSDs for ultra-thin PC notebooks, the same one found in new versions of Apple's MacBook Air.
The Japanese electronics firm, traditionally more active in the laptop space, has launched three new Android tablets to its Excite lineup.
The computer maker accused Microsoft of "confusing" consumers with multiple flavors of Windows 8, such as ARM-based versions.
Toshiba has opened a datacentre in the Rhône-Alpes region of France to support an ecocity project.
Some of my readers are complaining that they want to avoid Windows 8, but they can't find Windows 7 PCs. Really? I just surveyed the market and found plenty of Windows 7 choices. The secret is knowing where to look.
Some Samsung laptops with UEFI will brick when you try to install Linux on them, others have problems, and the Linux Foundation is continuing to try to bring its fix for Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot out.
The Japanese electronics firm has bounced back to black with a US$322 million third-quarter net profit, boosted by income from sales of power equipment, higher chip prices, and a weaker yen.
The Jelly Bean tablet is $50 cheaper than the Google Nexus 10, but lacks an ultra-high-resolution screen.
The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.