ASUS has quietly announced VivoTab 8 (M81C) 8-inch Windows Tablet. This is designed especially slim to enable one-handed use for writing notes, and at just 330g it’s light enough to use for hours. It has slim bezels, IPS high-definition display and elegant aesthetic design. It is powered by Intel Atom™ Z3745 processor, supports up to 32GB of solid-state storage plus up to 64GB MicroSD, rear and front facing cameras, Miracast support, dual speakers, optional accessories including MagSmart Cover, Carry Me Cover and folio cover. It also includes Microsoft Office 365 Personal (for 1 year) subscription. The device is expected to be priced below $200 and go on sale before end of this year. Microsoft Store is already selling Asus VivoTab Note 8 Windows tablet. VivoTab Note 8 comes with 8-inch HD touchscreen powered by Intel Atom Z3740 CPU, 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Also, it offers up to 8 ...

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Dell recently added a new device to its rugged devices portfolio, it is Latitude 14 Rugged. This notebook can take some serious punishment, thanks to its rigid magnesium alloy backbone and shock-absorbent ultra-polymer materials. It is water, dust and sand proof, all entry points are sealed by compression gaskets and a dual-knife-edge design that’s certified for IP-65 protection from sand, dust and liquid. Also, it’s built to last in extreme temperatures with fourth-generation QuadCool™ thermal management. Dell is the only Tier 1 vendor in the world with a fully rugged portfolio, and Latitude rugged devices are backed by Dell’s security, manageability and enterprise-level support. The latest addition to Dell’s rugged portfolio, the Latitude 14 Rugged, is built for durability to survive wherever the job takes it. Data is protected from the elements, while enabling performance at high temperatures with fourth generation QuadCool™ thermal management. With an expansive 14” outdoor-readable display, ...

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At IFA, Intel has finally launched the new Intel Core M(Broadwell) processors, which will power new 2 in 1 devices from a various OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba. These Core M processors are built to enable devices which are the thinnest, fanless and offers great performance. “We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing,” said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of personal computing at Intel Corporation. “The introduction of Core M marks a significant milestone in that journey. Core M is the first of a new product family designed to deliver the promise of one of the world’s thinnest laptops and highest performance tablets in a single 2 in 1 device.” Below are some of the highlights of this new processor, The Intel Core M processor can handle more than 8 hours of video play, which is up to 20 ...

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Dell today announced the new Latitude 3000 and 5000 Series laptops targeting the enterprise customers. The Latitude 5000 series device are their thinnest, lightest mainstream laptop yet – including our first 12″ screen size, starting at starting at 3.4 pounds and just 23mm thin, in addition to 14″ and 15″ screen size options. They are powered by latest generation of Intel Core vPro processor options, plus stay productive wherever work takes you with all-day battery life and the most ports, storage, connectivity and display options of any Latitude. The device itself is built with premium materials, including optional magnesium alloy LCD display back and touch panels clad with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass NBT. The new Latitude 12 5000 Series joins the Latitude 14 and 15 5000 Series for a fully-featured, premium mobile experience to meet the needs any mobile professional. The world’s most secure business laptop, the Latitude 5000 Series has a new, sleek ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models are now available for lower prices for students from Microsoft Store. The entry level model is now available for just $649 and the savings increases up to $195 when you order the Intel Core i7 / 512GB model. Find the new pricing and Microsoft Store links below, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $649 (Actual: $799) Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $849 (Actual: $999) Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,149 (Actual: $1,299) Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394.10 (Actual: $1,549) Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754.10 (Actual: $1,949) All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus multi-touch display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and stylus as well. You ...

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Dell today announced the new Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1, the world’s most secure 2-in-1. With a high-performance Ultrabook and a detachable 13-inch tablet in one lightweight device, allowing users to work how they want, where they want and stay secure with Dell Data Protection. The new Latitude 13 7000 Series is the world’s most secure 2-in-1, combining a lightweight business Ultrabook™ and a detachable tablet in one powerful device without compromise. This “laptop-first” 2-in-1 offers a large 13.3-inch display and a professional, ISO-certified backlit keyboard, bolstered by the convenience of Instant Go from sleep mode, a feature often reserved for smart phones and traditional tablets. When paired with the Dell Mobile Office, a suite of accessories specifically designed for this device—a carrying case, sleeve, power companion and universal dongle—the Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop offers ultra-mobile professionals a first-class productivity experience. The Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 starts at ...

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It was revealed today that Steve Ballmer himself wrote the famous Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error message. During this time period, Steve Ballmer was head of the Systems Division, and he paid a visit to the Windows team to see what they were up to, as is the wont of many executives.¹ When they showed him the Ctrl+Alt+Del feature, he nodded thoughtfully and added, “This is nice, but I don’t like the text of the message. It doesn’t sound right to me.” “Okay, Steve. If you think you can do a better job, then go for it.” Unlike some other executive, Steve took up the challenge, and a few days later, he emailed what he thought the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen should say. The text he came up with was actually quite good, and it went into the product pretty much word for word. via: Expert Reviews ...

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Surprisingly, former Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Ron Johnson commented positively about Microsoft retail stores and Surface Pro 3 during his participation in Andreessen Horowitz’s podcast. He said that Microsoft Stores have succeeded more than people’s opinion and Surface Pro 3 which is a great product was supported by retail stores. He also said that comparing Microsoft’s retail stores with Apple’s own retail presence is like comparing two different restaurants by the crowd alone. “I think the Microsoft stores have succeeded much more than popular opinion. [...] I think it’s really helped, for instance, the Surface 3. It’s a really great product and we all know that. Everyone who has tried a Surface 3 is pretty blown away with the software, the interaction, how it can be a tablet and a computer, its part of the future. Without those stores that Surface 3 wouldn’t be where it is today.” You can ...

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At IFA, HP announced two new HP ENVY x2 detachable PCs designed to deliver a notebook experience for productivity, but quickly transform to a tablet for entertainment and apps. It comes in 13-inch and 15-inch models. These are ultra-versatile detachable PCs in which consumers can enjoy the flexibility of an all-in-one, notebook, and tablet in one device. HP ENVY x2 is powered by the latest-generation Intel® Core™ M processor and keeps up with the most demanding tasks while delivering great battery life. Highlights: HP TrueVision Full HD Webcam: Capture all the details, even in low light. Get more of you and your surroundings into web chats thanks to a wide viewing angle lens.2 Vivid display: Enjoy crisp, vibrant images from ultra-wide viewing angles on this 13.3-inch diagonal Full HD touchscreen display. Everyone can see your photos, videos, and more—even from side angles. With BeatsAudio™ and quad speakers, the HP ENVY x2 is ...

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HP today announced a neat looking HP Pavilion x2 Windows device, which comes with a detachable keyboard and a built-in cover that adjusts your tablet’s viewing angle, the HP Pavilion x2 transitions seamlessly  between a tablet and a notebook. It is a full-featured 10-inch diagonal Windows tablet that shifts to a full-featured laptop with a detachable dual-purpose keyboard/cover that both protects the screen and serves as a multiposition stand. The HP Pavilion x2 is a portable, versatile, highly affordable 2-in-1 PC powered by the latest-generation Intel Atom™ processor, and features front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that lasts up to 11.75 hours for serious staying power to shift from work to play without missing a beat. Highlights: Quad core Intel® processor – Keep up with your most demanding tasks while preserving battery life with the speed and responsiveness of the powerful Intel® processor. 10.1-inch diagonal, HD3 IPS touchscreen – ...

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Google Chromebooks had the most success in the education market so far. The main reason is because of their low investment needed up front. Recently, Microsoft partnered with OEMs to develop low-cost Windows laptops that can compete with Chromebooks. Willis ISD, as with many school districts, a high percentage of students live in low income households where technology is not highly accessible. Willis ISD chose ASUS Transformer Book T100 tablets over Google Chromebooks. Transformer Book T100 tablets are equipped with Windows 8.1 for their flexibility, portability, and security. “We did look at Chromebooks,” adds Menefee. “[And] we did not like the restrictions. It is a totally different atmosphere. They want to know where Word is or where Excel is because that’s what they’re used to using.” When it comes to finding the right device for your school or classroom, Microsoft provides the resources schools need to both consume and create ...

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Big things are happening in the world of #Windows. Stay tuned. #IFA2014 pic.twitter.com/KiNWfivTxG — Windows (@Windows) September 3, 2014 The official Windows Twitter account today posted a teaser that “Big things are happening in the world of Windows” at IFA. See the tweet above. We already know that Microsoft is going to reveal couple of Windows Phone devices Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 tomorrow. But this teaser doesn’t look like it is related to Lumia announcement. What other things Microsoft could announce at IFA? Windows 9 Technical Preview release date might be announced or even providing a glimpse of it. What’s your guess? Microsoft’s partners today announced lots of new Windows devices at IFA, find the links to our coverage on them below. Lenovo Announces Y70 Touch, A 17-inch Gaming Laptop Lenovo Announces ERAZER X315, Affordable Desktop Gaming PCs Toshiba Announces Encore Mini 7-inch Windows Tablet, Costs Just $120 Acer ...

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Acer today announced a new Windows tablet at IFA. This new Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch Windows tablet powered by quad-core Intel Atom processor(Z3735G), 1,280 x 800 IPS display, front and rear cameras, SDcard support, one year free Office 365 subscription, 8-hours battery life. And all this for just $150. The Tab 8 W will launch in November in Europe for €150, and in the US in November for $150. The Iconia Tab 8 W comes with an optional slim and lightweight (less than 200 g/0.44 lbs.) and Acer Crunch Keyboard that is easy to slip into a bag and carry around. It features a full-size keyboard for fast typing and a Windows home button for quick access to the Metro mode. ...

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At IFA, Haier announced its 8-inch Windows tablet called the HaierPad W81. This tablet has a metallic looking body with just 8.5mm thickness, which will make it one of the slimmest Windows tablets on the market. It comes with a standard 8-inch Windows tablet specs of 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, IPS HD screen, Intel Quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, micro HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot and Office 365 pre-installed. The HaierPad W81 will be available in Europe later this year for 199 Euros(262 USD). ...

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At IFA, Lenovo announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo’s latest affordable desktop gaming PCs. Y70 does not compete with the latest Razer and MSI gaming laptops, but it offers high-end specs on affordable pricing. Y70 Touch: Extreme Performance for HD Gaming The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes with an up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GTX graphics, making it ideal for heavy entertainment use and HD gaming. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop, opening up a whole new level of interaction for video editing, social sharing and gaming. The Y70 delivers a fantastic audio and visual experience, with a FHD display that brings movies and games to life with enhanced color, clarity and resolution. Its JBL®-designed stereo speakers ...

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