Though companies flock to CES to show off big tech, like TVs and smart appliances, there are still plenty of tablets shown off at the event. We've already seen two big releases from Samsung, the Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro and plenty of models from Asus. Stay tuned to this page for videos of the tablets from our CNET team on the ground. We'll update this page with new releases as they happen.
Snakebyte Vyper is a 3-in-1 home and gaming console Available starting January 31, the Vyper is an Android tablet packaged with a docking … Read more
You know how every laptop is pretty much like every other laptop? Occasionally a manufacturer tries something a little different, often with mixed results.
So it is with the Acer Aspire R7, which debuted earlier this year to decidedly mixed reviews. Some pundits loved the innovative design and beautiful display, others griped about the arrangement of certain key components. Interestingly, most agreed that the $1,000 price tag was pretty good for such an original and inventive machine.
So get a load of this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Acer (via eBay) is offering the refurbished Aspire R7-571-6858 15.6-inch convertible laptop for $499.99 shipped. … Read more
The global market for personal computers will post its greatest yearly contraction on record this year, with little hope for a significant near-term recovery, according to new projections by market researcher IDC.
PC shipments will drop 10.1 percent in 2013, steeper than the researcher's previous projected decrease of 9.7 percent, IDC reported Monday. Shipments are expected to decline another 3.8 percent next year before a slight uptick in the longer term.
Interest in PCs is limited, with little growth expected beyond replacement of existing systems as consumer interest continues to shift toward tablets and smartphones. Commercial … Read more
This is an update of a deal I wrote about a couple months ago.
Windows RT: Thanks, but no thanks, am I right?
I think that depends. Windows RT on a $650 laptop or tablet is just plain ridiculous, but on a hybrid priced at $299? That's something altogether different.
Vive la difference: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Lenovo is offering the IdeaPad Yoga 11.6-inch convertible laptop for $299 shipped, plus sales tax where applicable. That's after applying coupon code USPYR251031 at checkout. This is the really snazzy silver/orange model silver/black model.… Read more
For the bulk of 2013, any headlines you've read about Dell have more than likely been about the company's rocky transition from public to private company, via a $25 billion buyout from Silver Lake Partners. But with today's announcement of a long list of new Windows 8.1 laptops, tablets, convertible devices -- and even a pair of low-cost Android tablets -- the company is putting the focus back on its hardware offerings.
With its updated lineup, the once-dominant Texas PC giant seems to be taking on all comers. With prices starting at $999 and the addition … Read more
HP is doubling down on "detachables," or hybrids, or whatever the buzzword of the week is for touch-screen laptops that convert into tablets. Starting at $599.99, both the 11- and 13-inch version of the company's Pavilion line are set to release on November 17.
The smaller The 11-inch HP Pavilion houses an Intel Bay Trail processor, includes dual batteries -- one in the tablet and another in the keyboard dock -- and features a 1,366x768-pixel-resolution IPS screen that purportedly gets as bright as 400 candelas per square meter; however, I must say that even at … Read more
Tablets have a small edge over laptops and desktops when it comes to customer satisfaction, but consumer love for PCs in general is down, according to a new American Customer Satisfaction Index report.
Released Tuesday, the ACSI's Household Appliance and Electronics Report 2013 measured the satisfaction levels for personal computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets) based on interviews with more than 2,700 customers.
On a 100-point scale, tablets grabbed a score of 81, slightly outpacing laptops and desktops, which earned 79 points each. PC devices in general saw a 1.3 percent decline in satisfaction from last year, … Read more
Asus is hoping to transform your mobile computing experience into one that includes one of its shiny new devices. The upcoming slew of releases is an impressive grab-bag variety of portable electronics that range in portability, function, and price.
Sticking with the popular trend, Asus has a healthy number of laptop/tablet hybrids that run Windows 8.1, Android, and, in one case, both operating systems. Here's a list of some upcoming Asus releases that might fit your needs or budget.
If 2013 is remembered for one thing, at least as far as PCs go, it'll be the flood of new device designs that bridge the gap between laptop and tablet. From the Microsoft Surface Pro to the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga to the Asus Transformer Book, there are many ways to be a hybrid.
Some systems are standalone slates that either include a wireless keyboard, or offer one as an add-on accessory. Others have a detachable design, with a screen that pops free (usually after hitting a button or sliding a latch) from a keyboard base. A few even keep … Read more