Windows 7 SP1 now available

Microsoft has released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 today. You can download the service pack through Windows 7, or you can grab it from the Microsoft Download Center. Most of the changes are security patches and bug fixes. But you actually probably already have most of those if you’ve kept Windows Update running on your […]

Motion Computing shows off ruggedized Oak Trail tablet

Motion Computing has been in the Windows tablet game for many years, and they’ve got a history of building devices for demanding environments. Their new Oak Trail tablet is the latest in Motion’s line of rugged tablet computers. Inside the new model you’ll find an Atom Z670 processor, 1 or 2GB of RAM, 30/62/128GB SSD, […]

Airis Slimpad is an 11″ Windows 7 tablet under two pounds

The Airis Slimpad is almost a very interesting tablet, but it falls short in a couple areas. Still, there’s plenty to like about the device. It’s got a spacious 11.6″ 1366×768 pixel capacitive display, 32GB SSD, Mini HDMI out, Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and Windows 7. Now for the shortfalls. For a CPU, the […]

Microsoft to showcase Windows tablets, tease Windows 8 at CES?

Sure, Microsoft pretty much invented the tablet PC category about 10 years ago… but the company’s vision of tablet computers which had all the features of a laptop, plus a touchscreen display and pen input for drawing, writing notes, and handwriting recognition never took off in a big way with consumers — at least not […]

Macallan UI for Windows 7 tablets is toast

Windows 7 has taken a lot of flak for being tough to run properly on low power tablet computers with low resolution displays. While Windows 7 includes support for multitouch gestures and has nice large icons and a few other features designed to make the OS more touch-friendly than previous versions of Windows, the on-screen […]

Maybe Windows 7 tablets can hold their own agains the iPad after all – Video

I’ve tested a handful of Windows XP and Windows 7 netbooks with touchscreen devices over the past year or two, and generally I’ve been pretty unimpressed. The impression that I get is that Windows simply isn’t designed for touch input the way Apple iOS and Google Android are. Sure, there’s support for some touch navigation […]

Acer introduces dual boot Android/Windows netbook in Taiwan

  As expected, Acer has started showing off a dual boot netbook called the Acer Aspire One AOD255. It can run both Google Android and Windows 7, and comes with software called the Acer Configuration manager which you can use to determine which operating system will load. Like other recent netbooks from Acer, the machine […]