Asus VivoBook X202E touchscreen notebook review

Asus VivoBook X202E touchscreen

Asus has been offering affordable portable notebooks for a while. The company practically invented the netbook by introducing the first Eee PC mini-laptop in 2007. Now that netbooks are out of fashion, Asus is taking a few different approaches to the affordable portable space. Asus is one of the biggest players in the Android tablet […]

MSI S20 Slider Windows 8 ultrabook hits the streets for about $1100


The MSI S20 is an ultrabook which loos like a kind of chunky tablet… until you slide out the keyboard from under the screen. Then it looks like a notebook with a screen locked in place at a roughly 45 degree angle. MSI started showing off the S20 Slider this summer, and now it’s available for […]

HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet up for pre-order for $649

HP ElitePad 900

The HP ElitePad 900 is a Windows 8 tablet aimed at business and enterprise. It’s expected to ship in January, but HP is now taking pre-orders for this tablet for $649 and up. The starting price gets you a tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and an active digitizer, an Intel […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 now available for $649 and up

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. After showing off the tablet for the past few months, Lenovo is now taking orders for the ThinkPad Tablet 2 for $649 […]

Asus Taichi 21 dual-screen notebook hits the FCC

Asus Taichi 21

The Asus Taichi 21 is an unusual notebook with two screens: one on either side of the lid. With the lid up, the Taichi looks like a typical 11.6 inch notebook. Close the lid and it looks like a slightly bulky Windows 8 tablet. Asus hopes to ship the dual-screen notebook by the end of […]

Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet review roundup

Acer Iconia W700

Windows 8 is designed at least as much for tablets as for notebook or desktop computers. So it’s no surprise that PC makers are delivering Windows 8 computers in a variety of form factors. We’ve seen laptops with touchscreens, slate computers, and convertible tablets. The Acer Iconia W700 is something different. It’s a tablet with […]

Asus VivoTab Smart Windows 8 tablet up for pre-order for $499

Asus VivoTab Smart

The Asus VivoTab Smart is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10 inch display, Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It has a starting price of $499, and the tablet’s up for pre-order from J&R and Abt. At that price, the VivoTab Smart is cheaper than the Asus VivoTab […]

Lenovo makes the $1,499 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch official

lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon touch

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the company’s flagship business ultrabook launched earlier this year to much praise. Once Windows 8 dropped, shoppers could add that OS to the Carbon if they desired, it would just lack touch input. If that sounds like a horrible way to live, never fear. Today you can finally buy […]

Intel Reveals New Ivy Bridge CPUs for Tablets

Intel Ivy Bridge CPU for Tablets

Microsoft’s Surface tablet may not be doing as well as the company hoped, but Intel is going full speed ahead on tablet processors. The chip maker intends to release five new Ivy Bridge CPUs for slate computers that feature low power consumption without, one hopes, a hit to performance. They will be available in the […]

HP Envy TouchSmart 4 ultrabook review

HP Envy TouchSmart 4

The HP Envy TouchSmart 4 is Hewlett Packard’s first ultrabook with a touchscreen display. It ships with Windows 8, features an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and measures less than an inch thick. HP sent me a demo unit to review, and I’ve been surprised at how often I find myself using the touchscreen. Not only […]

Asus VivoTab, Acer Iconia Tab W511 hit the FCC

Asus VivoTab

Two more Windows 8 tablets with Intel Atom Clover Trail processors showed up at the FCC this week. The Acer Iconia Tab W511 is the 3G-capable version of the W510 which hit the FCC in October. Meanwhile the Asus VivoTab is a tablet with an 11.6 inch display and a digital pen. Both tablets are […]

Run Windows XP in a window on Windows 8 without paying an extra cent

Windows XP virtual

Have a Windows XP app that refuses to run on your shiny new Windows 8 computer? No problem. Just fire up Windows XP in a virtual machine and run the app that way. Don’t want to pay extra for a Windows XP license? You don’t have to. Lifehacker has posted instructions for using Microsoft’s Windows […]

Plex Media Center app hits Windows 8

Plex for Windows 8

The folks behind the popular Plex media center software have released a new app designed for Windows 8 — and it’s available from the Windows Store for $2.99. That’s about $2.99 more than the price of the desktop app, but it’s still a pretty small price for a slick looking app for organizing, accessing, and […]

Gigabyte U2142 convertible Windows 8 tablet hits the FCC

Gigabyte U2142

Gigabyte’s latest 11.6 inch convertible tablet showed up at the FCC this week. That’s a pretty good indication the Gigabyte U2142 will go on sale in the US. The computer opens up like a laptop, but it features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display which can fold down over the keyboard when […]