Asus VivoBook X202 Windows 8 notebook up for pre-order for $599

Asus VivoBook X202

The Asus VivoBook X202 is a thin and light laptop designed to run Windows 8. It’s not exactly an ultrabook — since it’s a hair too thick to qualify, and since it doesn’t have solid state storage. But this 2.9 pound notebook is also cheaper than most ultrabooks, with a starting price of $599. The VivoBook X202 […]

Asus Taichi dual-screen ultrabook up for pre-order for $1299 and up

Asus Taichi

At first glance the Asus Taichi looks like a typical thin and light ultrabook… if the lid is open. When you close the lid it looks like a tablet. That’s because the Taichi has two displays — one on each side of the lid. Asus introduced the Taichi in June. Now the first models are […]

Windows 8 goes up for pre-order for $70 and up

Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 goes on sale October 26th, but starting today you can pre-order a copy of Microsoft’s new operating system. An upgrade disc (or download) will run you $69.99, while a Windows 8 OEM DVD costs $99.99. That’s the cheapest price for a full version of the operating system that you can install on a […]

Dell XPS Duo 12 ultrabook up for pre-order (for $1200 and up)

Dell XPS Duo 12

The Dell XPS Duo 12 is is a Windows 8 ultrabook which transforms into a tablet thanks to a special hinge that lets you rotate the screen 180 degrees within its frame and then close the lid so that the screen faces up. Dell will start shipping the XPS Duo 12 later this month, but […]

Asus Vivo Book S200 Windows 8 mini-laptop shows up in Italy

Asus Vivo Book S200

Asus appears to be preparing to launch an entry-level Windows 8 ultraportable notebook called the Asus Vivo Book S200. It features an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Core i3 processor, and an estimated launch date of November. A listing for the Vivo Book S200 went live at Italian retail site AsusStore.it recently. Update: Asus […]

Windows 8 tablets from Acer, Lenovo pass through the FCC

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx

Windows 8 hits the streets in about two weeks, and most major PC makers will either launch new computers on the October 26th release day, or shortly after that. So it’s no surprise that some of those devices are slipping through the FCC website on their way to store shelves. In the past few days, […]

Sony Vaio Duo 11, Tap20 Windows 8 tablets coming in October

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Sony has unveiled launch details for the company’s Windows 8 product line. The Sony Vaio Duo 11 sliding tablet will be available later this month for $1100, while the Tap20 desktop that turns into a 20 inch tablet will run $880. The Duo 11 slider features an 11.6 inch, 1080p touchscreen display with support for […]

Vizio touches up its 14, 15.6 inch ultrabooks with Windows 8

Vizio 14 thin + light

Vizio is updating is notebook lineup to with a little splash of Windows 8. The new models will launch this fall, and in addition to Windows 8 software, they’ll have touchpads with support for Microsoft’s new multitouch gestures. The company is also introducing new all-in-one desktop PCs with 24 inch and 27 inch touchscreen displays, […]

Acer updates Aspire V5 notebooks to Windows 8, adds touch to select models

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Acer’s Aspire V line of notebooks are budget alternatives to the company’s higher-priced ultrabooks. Acer has announced it will offer Windows 8 versions of its 11.6 inch, 14 inch, and 15.6 inch Aspire V notebooks starting October 26t, and prices will start at just $500 for the smallest model.   All three models will be […]

Acer gives its Aspire M5 ultrabooks a Windows 8 makeover

Acer Aspire M5-481PT

Acer will launch two new ultrabooks in its Aspire M5 line. There’s a 14 inch model with a 10-point capacitive multitouch display and a 15.6 inch model with a magnesium alloy case. Both models are thin notebooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors, 1366 x 768 pixel displays, up to 8 hours of battery life, and […]

Do these new ads make Windows 8 look easy?

Windows 8 desktop

Every time there’s a new version of Windows someone will complain that it’s tougher to use than older versions or messes up the user interface. But for the most part Windows has looked pretty much the same since Windows 95, with a start menu, desktop, and taskbar. Windows 8 will change all that when it […]

Logitech introduces touchpad, touch mouse accessories for Windows 8

Logitech T650

Windows 8 may be designed to play well with tablets and all-in-one desktop PCs with touchscreen displays. But you can also use some of those touch-friendly features even without a touchscreen. You just need a laptop with a multitouch trackpad — or a mouse or other accessory that lets you tap, swipe, pinch, and scroll. […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 to launch in November for $649

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 features a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, and Windows 8 software. Lenovo introduced the tablet a few months ago,telling us that it would sell for $799 when you buy the ThinkPad Tablet 2 with an optional keyboard dock. Now we know how much […]