According to me, the real highlight of Microsoft’s quarterly financial results releases yesterday was regarding their Cloud OS business. Cloud OS represents the fastest growing opportunity for Microsoft. Quarter after quarter, Microsoft is driving growth and customer adoption. In fact, commercial cloud revenue grew 147% with an annualized run rate that exceeds $4.4 billion. Also, server products revenue, including Azure, grew 16%, with double-digit growth for SQL Server and System Center. “Our results reflect our customers’ long-term commitments to our products and services, and strong execution by our field teams. We are thrilled with the tremendous momentum of our cloud offerings with Office 365 and Azure both growing over 100% again,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. “Looking forward, we are excited by the amazing opportunities enabled by our technology roadmap and our strong engagement across partners, customers, and developers.” Satya Nadella commented the following on Cloud OS ...

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Ar COMPUTEX, HP today announced HP Pro x2 612, a detachable two-in-one notebook PC for business users. The HP Pro x2 612 is HP’s first commercial detachable PC, designed for enterprise users. It will compete against Surface Pro 3 in the enterprise. It has a 12.5-inch diagonal display, Intel Core i3/i5 processors including a vPro option, HP BIOS, HP Client Security, HP Sure Start, Smart Card Reader, HP TPM and an optional fingerprint reader. Businesses can either buy HP Pro Tablet 612 as a standalone tablet  or buy a full-size HP Pro x2 612 Power Keyboard with embedded battery to use it as a laptop. The keyboard also features VGA, RJ-45, DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports and side docking connector for optional HP UltraSlim dock. As far as battery life is concerned, the device can provide eight hours and 15 minutes of battery life for the tablet and up to ...

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Till now, we have reported about lots of 2-in-1s, 4-in-1s and even a 5-in-1 from Asus. Toshiba today announced Dynabook KIRA L93, a 7-in-1 device. In this device, you can remove the keyboard from the LCD screen that rotates 360 degrees, so users can change the style of seven based on personal preferences. Spec wise it will be powered by WQHD(2,560 × 1,440 ) 13.3-inch display, harman/kardon stereo speakers, 128GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM and a Intel Core i5 Haswell processor offering up to 10 hours of battery life. It will come pre-installed with Windows 8.1 64-bit, Office Home and Business 2013 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Seven modes: Use style Assumed scene Notebook PC Scene that requires a mouse and keyboard documents, and mail preparation Tablet Such as Web browsing, scene of the operation of the touch screen frequently Desktop Scene for keyboard while watching the screen with ...

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Along with the announcement about the hybrid laptop Satellite Radius, Toshiba also announced a pair of next generation 2-in-1 detachable PCs – the Satellite Click 2 and Satellite Click 2 Pro featuring 13.3-inch detachable displays. Satellite Click 2: Satellite Click 2 is a fanless device priced affordably for everyone at $586.99, the Satellite Click 2 includes a quad-core Intel Pentium processor2 and a 500GB hard drive, plus ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Featuring a 13.3-inch diagonal HD (1366×768) removable display, the Satellite Click 2 includes a durable hinge with a ‘quick-release’ latching mechanism for attaching and detaching the screen to the keyboard base. It comes with an audio experience with a sound system tuned by Skullcandy and DTS. It also comes with USB Sleep & Charge technology and Impact Sensor technology safeguards content stored on the internal hard drive. Satellite Click 2 Pro: Satellite Click 2 Pro comes with Full HD 13.3-inch ...

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Toshiba today announced a new laptop hybrid called Satellite Radius. Satellite Radius design is strikingly similar to that of Lenovo Yoga because you have got the 360 degree hinge. It allows you to enjoy the device in one of the following five modes. Laptop mode: A unique 135-degree angle view ideal for productivity. Tablet mode: A full 360-degree screen fold conveniently transforms the device into a big-screen tablet. Tabletop mode: Collaborate on a screen that lays flat at a 180-degree angle. Presentation mode: Fold to a 270-330 degree angle for a rear-facing screen ideal for sharing content and presentations with groups. Audience mode: A 270-315 degree flip that hides the keyboard under the display for a hands-free movie-watching experience. You can get the device with either an Intel Core i5 processor and a 750GB hard drive for $926, or a Core i7 CPU and a 1TB drive for $1049. These ...

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At CES earlier this year, Sony announced the new Vaio Flip 11 which is a 11-inch convertible and will have the same innovative hinge design that will allow your device to convert from traditional laptop to tablet. It also has N-trig digitizer allowing for pressure-sensitive pen input. It weighs 2.82 pounds. Sony is now recalling these Vaio Fit 11A and has asked customers to stop using it as soon as possible. Sony revealed that there is a risk that batteries on these new Vaio devices overheating and catching fire. Sony has revealed that it has sold a total of 25,905 Vaio products world-wide since it kicked off sales in February, including 497 in the U.S., 7,158 in Europe, 2,088 in China and 3,619 in Japan. Source: WSJ ...

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  Sony has published the above teaser on its YouTube account recently. As you can see, Sony is planning to reveal a Lenovo Yoga style Ultrabook hybrid. The device can act as a laptop, tablet when folded all together, and also as a viewer. Lenovo is yet to update its successful Yoga lineup with Intel’s latest Hasewell processor. If Sony reveals a product that is as good as Yoga both in terms of quality and value, they may have a winner in their hands. Sony is set to reveal this new device at IFA 2013 next week. What do you expect from Sony?   ...

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Toshiba has uploaded a product tour of their Toshiba Satellite U920t Windows 8 hybrid. The device promises to combine the performance and form factor of an Ultrabook with the ease-of-use of a tablet. The hybrid is less than 0.8 inches thick and weighs only 3.2 pounds. It has a vivid 12.5-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with IPS technology provides with Corning® Gorilla® Glass to resists scratches. The device is equipped with up to a 256GB solid state drive and a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel Rapid Start technology. In addition, the Satellite U920t also features a full range of sensors, including an ambient light sensor, 3D accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, GPS and near-field communication (NFC) capable of a range of wireless data transfer applications. The device is available from £855 on Amazon UK and is expected to hit the market on November 21, 2012. ...

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Like the other PC OEMs Sony is going into touch and Windows 8 in a big way, as can be seen in the promotional video above. One of their devices is the Sony Vaio Duo 11, a device with does not skimp on specs, but probably pays for it in weight and price. Unlike many devices shown so far, it has a 11.6 inch Full HD screen, 128 GB SSD, Core i5 or i7 processor, weighs 1.3 Kg and is 17.85 mm thick. It supports up to 8 GB of RAM. The device also comes with a pressure-sensitive pen, full sized VGA and HDMI ports, twin USB 3 ports and a SD card reader.  In addition it has Bluetooth 4, GPS, a digital compass and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The front and rear camera are both 2 megapixel. See a hands-on video showing the features from Tracy and Matt ...

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