One day you may be able to charge a laptop with a USB cable

Laptop USB power

You can use USB cables to charge phones, tablets, media players, and all sorts of other gadgets. One day you may also be able to charge a laptop using a USB cable. The USB Implementer’s Forum has adopted a new standard for USB Power Delivery which supports delivering up to 100W via a USB cable. […]

Asus shows off new 7, 10 inch tablets to prospective retailers

Asus MeMo ME301T

Asus didn’t publicly introduce any new tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. In fact, the only new product the company showed off was the upcoming Qube Google TV set-top-box. But that doesn’t mean Asus didn’t bring a few new toys to Vegas. In private meetings with retailers, the company was showing off new […]

Hands-on with the Toshiba Satellite U845T $800 touchscreen ultrabook


Toshiba’s adding a bit of touch to its ultrabook lineup with the introduction of the Toshiba Satellite U845T. It’s a thin notebook with a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel glossy touchscreen display and a starting price of about $800. The Satellite U845T should be available for purchase in March, but Toshiba is showing off […]

Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core processors coming in the first half of 2013

Rockchip RK3188

Chinese chip maker Rockchip is showing off its upcoming quad-core RK3188 processors. The company expects to start sending samples to hardware partners in February, which means that we could see these quad-core chips show up in tablets and other devices in March, April, or May. Rockchip has a demo of a touchscreen display hooked up […]

Archos launches Titanium 7 through 10 inch tablets, prices start at $120

Archos Titanium

French tablet maker Archos has added a few new tablets to its Titanium range, and for the first time the company has revealed prices, as well as exactly what it is that earns a tablet the right to be called Titanium. All 4 of the company’s new Titanium tablets have IPS displays, 1.6 GHz Rockchip […]

Gigabyte S1082 Windows 8 tablet coming soon for $649 and up

Gigabyte S1082

Gigabyte’s S1082 isn’t the thinnest or lightest Windows 8 tablet around. But it’s a fairly versatile model with full-sized HDMI, VGA, And Ethernet jacks, among other things. Like the pricier Gigabyte S1185, this model also features an optical trackpad and mouse buttons built into the sides of the tablet. That can make it easier to […]

Polaroid launches some more mediocre Android tablets for $129 and up


Polaroid may be best known for making cameras… and this year the company has a rather intriguing mirrorless camera running Android 4.1 on the way. But the company has been offering low-cost Android tablets since last year. So far we haven’t seen particularly good tablets from Polaroid. But the company does know how to make a […]

Hands-on with the Gigabyte S1185 Windows 8 tablet (video)


The Gigabyte S1185 is a Windows 8 tablet that should ship soon for about $1000 and up. It features an 11.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, but those aren’t the only things that set the S1185 apart from most other Windows 8 tablets on the market today. […]

Hands-on with the first quad-core tablets from Archos (video)


Archos is going quad-core with two of the newest members of the Archos Elements tablet line. The Archos 80 Platinum is an 8 inch tablet with a 1024 x 768 pixel display, while the Archos 97 Platinum HD features a 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel screen. Both will be available with Allwinner-A31 ARM Cortex-A7 […]

Gigabyte tweaks Intel NUC, designs mini-desktop with up to Core i7 CPU

Gigabyte NUC

The Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a platform for a tiny desktop computer that measures just over 4″ x 4″ and which features an Intel Core i3 processor. But that’s not good enough for Gigabyte. The PC maker has taken Intel’s design and tweaked it by adding support for Core i5 or Core […]

LG reveals Tab Book Z160 Windows 8 slider

LG Z160

The LG Tab-Book Z160 is a Windows 8 tablet and ultrabook rolled into one. Or rather, it’s an 11.6 inch tablet that hangs out on top of a keyboard. When you want to use the computer as a notebook, just press a button on the side of the device and the screen pops up and […]