Acer updates $300 AO725 11.6″ laptop with Windows 8, AMD C-70

Acer Aspire One 725

With the launch of Windows 8 this week, PC makers are understandably pushing fancy new computers with unusual designs, high performance processors, and high price tags. But you can also find some new Windows 8 computers with pretty low price tags. Acer has updated its 11.6 inch Aspire One 725 budget laptop with Windows 8. You […]

Hands-on with the Asus Zenbook UX31A Touch

Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A

Windows 8 is designed to run on a range of devices including tablets, notebooks, desktop computers, and PCs that combine elements of each. Some do that by transforming from notebook to tablet mode. Others just slap a touchscreen onto a traditional notebook. The Asus Zenbook Touch UX31A looks like any other member of the Asus […]

Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab

Asus VivoTab

The Asus VivoTab is an 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet with an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, and a dual digitizer which lets you use your fingers or a digital pen to interact with the tablet. Asus will soon begin selling the VivoTab for $799 and up. There’s […]

Microsoft: More than 1 thousand PCs certified for Windows 8

Windows 8 launch

Windows 8 goes on sale just after midnight tonight, when it will be available for download or purchase in stores. Hundreds of new computers will also be available for purchase running Microsoft’s new operating system. Exactly how many? According to Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky, more than 1,000 PCs have been certified for Windows 8. That number […]

Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab Smart

Asus VivoTab Smart

The Asus VivoTab Smart is a 10.1 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, and Windows 8 software. At $499, it’s the cheapest Windows tablet Asus plans to offer this fall. It even costs less than the VivoTab RT, because that ARM-based Windows RT tablet […]

Google Search app for Windows 8 hits the Windows Store

google search_01

Google has released a new search app for Windows 8. It’s available from the Windows Store, and while you might think it’s just a repackaged version of the Google website which you can load in any web browser, the Google Search App for Windows 8 also adds features found in Google’s mobile apps for Android […]

Hulu Plus Windows 8 app hits the Windows Store

Hulu Plus for Windows 8

Netflix isn’t the only subscription video service with a new Windows 8 app to show off. Rival Hulu Plus has released a Windows 8 app that lets subscribers stream movies, TV shows, web series, and other videos using a native Windows app — no web browser required. Like other apps designed to use Microsoft’s new […]