Microsoft has started shipping slightly faster version of the Surface Pro 2 last month without any official announcement. The change was noticed by some customers who purchased the device recently.
How big is the change? Not much, it seems. The base model that shipped with an Intel Core i5-4200U clocked at 1.6GHz is now clocked at 1.9GHz. The more expensive 4300U model also gets an unspecified amount of clock speed boost along with Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology. Read more »
Another interesting Windows 8.1-powered slate is coming very soon, considering ASUS has already uploaded the device’s user manual on its website. It’s the VivoTab Note 8 with IPS display, a quad-core processor and a stylus.
The VivoTab Note 8 has already passed through USA’s FCC as well, which means it will probably go official at CES in a few days. Read more »
The free Windows 8.1 update was released on October 18 and since then adoption has been growing steadily. Yet the number people who went through with the update is still less than half of Windows 8 users. Windows 7 continued to grow too and, surprisingly, so do Vista numbers.
The info comes from Net Applications and points to a combined Windows 8.x market share of 10.49% in December, breaking the 10% mark for the first time since the new generation OS was introduced. Read more »
LG has announced new models of Tab-Book 2, Ultra PC and All-in-One (AIO) PC. The devices will be officially unveiled at CES 2014 next year.
The Tab-Book 2 is 11.6-inch tablet with a sliding keyboard underneath the FullHD display. The device runs Windows 8.1 on Intel Core i5 processor. Read more »
Those familiar with Humble Bundle would know that other than having a great bunch of games for a really low price, they usually also tend to add more games later at no extra cost to those who purchased the bundle by paying over the average amount.
Humble Bundle has now updated their latest bundle for Windows and Android with three new games: Bad Hotel, Solar 2, and The Bard’s Tale. This is in addition to Little Inferno, Gemini Rue, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, Jack Lumber, Hero Academy and Anomaly 2 already present in the bundle. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 2520 parade of ads just keeps on coming. A couple of days ago the Finns released a rather unorthodox video ad, which aimed to promo the tablet to be suitable for both work and play, while the previous one mocked the iPad.
Now, the latest Nokia’s latest ad piece of the Lumia 2520 is far more tastefully done in a 3D animation style and has a lot more positive vibe going for it. Read more »
Microsoft has released its ‘Project Siena’, which allows you to create your own Windows app without any hassles. The Windows 8.1 app is designed to help also those enthusiasts who would love to build an app without any programming skills.
The new project from the Redmond giant is focused on creating relatively small applications with high visuals, images, shapes and buttons. Read more »
Nokia UK has posted a new ad for the Lumia 2520 tablet. There’s no running away from the fact that it’s kind of strange and is up for the viewer’s interpretation.
It portrays a man that wants to get a new haircut entering a barbershop and instead of a professional barber, he gets his hair cut by him tapping the Lumia 2520. It’s weird, I know, but check out the ad for yourself below. Read more »
The popular free calling and chat service Viber has expanded its availability today and has now hit the Windows 8 Store.
The release comes 7 months after the company released Viber for PC and Mac and the new app is fully optimized for the Windows 8 touch interface. Read more »
After waiting what seemed like decades before producing its first Windows tablet Nokia went with the 10.1″ Lumia 2520, but that still left a compact tablet-sized hole to fill.
Turns out that Nokia is working on just such a device and, according to import documents from India, a device codenamed RX-115 has an 8.3″ FullHD IPS touchscreen, nanoSIM slot and is already undergoing testing. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is the Finnish company’s first tablet to boot Microsoft Windows. Like the Microsoft Surface 2 we reviewed recently, the Lumia 2520 comes with Windows RT 8.1 out of the box.
We got our hands on an AT&T version of the Nokia Lumia 2520. The highlights of its spec sheet include a beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 10.1” ClearBlack 1080p display, 32GB of expandable memory, 2GB of RAM, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera, and LTE connectivity. Read more »
Acer has officially unveiled a new all-in-one PC, dubbed as Aspire Z3-600. The latest addition to the Aspire series comes with a touchscreen and kickstand and aims to become one of the best portable tablet in its class.
The Aspire Z3-600 comes with a 21.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The machine runs on Intel’s Pentium J2580 quad-core processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics along with 4 GB of RAM. Read more »
Nokia announce UK pricing and availability of the Lumia 2520 tablet. The 4G LTE slate with Windows 8.1 RT on board will be exclusively offered by John Lewis starting next week, on December 4.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be priced at £399.99. Read more »
Microsoft has released a bunch of new commercial on its official YouTube account. Most of them focus on what the new Surface 2 can do and what the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab 3 can’t.
The videos show some of the Surface 2′s key features – the full USB port, the complete Office package, multiple account support and the gesture support. Read more »
The PC market as defined by analyst firm Canalys – desktop computers, laptops and tablets (devices with 7″+ screens) – is experiencing a major shift. The firm predicts that next year, tablets will make up half of the total PC market. And the PC market is growing (despite the declining shipments of desktops and laptops) thanks to a huge spike in tablet sales.
Tablets are almost there already – in the third quarter this year they accounted for 40% of the PC market and the shipments in terms of units was a hair short of the shipment numbers of laptops. Read more »