Microsoft Surface Pro launches February 9th for $899 and up

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will go on sale in the US and Canada starting February 9th. The company will charge $899 for a model with 64GB of storage, while a 128GB model will run $999. Both tablets feature 10.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays, 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i5 processors, and Windows 8 […]

Windows 8 prices going up (to as high as $200) on February 1st

Windows 8 Pro

Microsoft’s introductory pricing for Windows 8 ends on January 31st, 2013. Up until then you can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for $39,99, or upgrade an eligible PC purchased in the last 6 months to Windows 8 standard for $19.99. Starting February 1st those prices will go up. That’s when you’ll […]

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 […]

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

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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 Vizio Tablet PC Windows 8 Slate (video)

Vizio Tablet PC

The Vizio Tablet PC is an 11.6 inch Windows 8 slate with a 1 GHz AMD Z-60 “Hondo” processor. That’s a low power chip designed to offer long battery life and support for HD video thanks to Radeon HD graphics. While Intel’s Clover Trail chip has proven more popular with tablet makers in recent months, […]

Gigabyte unveils S1185 Windows 8 tablet with detachable keyboard

Gigabyte S1185

Gigabyte has been making notebook/tablet hybrids for years. But most of the company’s convertible tablets have featured screens which fold down over the keyboard so you can use the notebook like a tablet. The Gigabyte S1185 is something different: an 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard base. We’ve seen this kind of […]

HP announces AMD-powered TouchSmart Sleekbook

HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook Left side

HP doesn’t have a huge presence at CES this year, though they do have a few new laptops to boast about. The Sleekbook brand is HP’s code for an ultrabook-esque laptop that doesn’t quite fit the strict definition of ultrabooks. Usually this means that the machine is a bit too thick or has a spinning […]