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Details of Acer's 8-inch, $380 Windows 8 tablet leak
Details of the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet have leaked, after Amazon.com prematurely published a listing for a new Acer device. The tiny tablet could be ready before Microsoft's much anticipated Windows update (code-named Blue), which is due this summer.
New Windows 8 hardware specs hint at 7-inch tablets and a Microsoft Reader
A quiet change in the logo requirements for new Windows 8 devices allows Microsoft's hardware partners to build new devices that would compete with popular 7- and 8-inch tablets like the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, and Google Nexus 7. Could a Microsoft Reader be just around the corner?
Can Microsoft pull its tablet technology together?
Will Microsoft take the wraps off a new line of ARM-based tablets next week? I have no inside information, but I sure hope so, because all of the pieces are in place for a device that can elbow the Kindle Fire aside and give the iPad a run for its money.
Sorry, power users, Windows 8 is built for small displays
Metro apps on Windows 8 don't scale well to big, high-resolution monitors. In fact, they're designed for small displays and tablets, which is why the outcry over the "reimagined" Windows desktop is loudest from power users with massive monitors.
Yes, the "gigantic, enormous" Windows really can run on a tablet
The conventional wisdom is that Windows is bogged down by a code base that's far too heavy to run on a tablet. But what if that perception is wrong? What if Microsoft has been working for years on a slimmed-down kernel that's tailor-made for tablets?