Microsoft is playing up Win8 PC/tablet "interoperability," while barely acknowledging differences sure to arise in various versions of the OS. What do analysts say?
Microsoft is planning a second release of Windows 8 for late February, and it will include an app store. A "natural interface" is also on the way for Windows 8, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a keynote at CES on Monday night. Yet, as the show opens on Tuesday, several questions about Windows 8 remain unanswered.
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing, but some of the most exciting laptops at the show are hiding in private meeting rooms and press suites. Take a look at these behind the scenes photos so you can find out what's coming later this year.
Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8, plus Lenovo's K91SmartTV, the first HDTV to run Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich").
The Christmas countdown is on, but there's still time ahead for finding gadgets that will add more power, connectivity, storage, and/or fun new features to PCs and/ or mobile devices. We've chosen 25 gadget suggestions (including an overall winner).
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today, Intel shared a few tidbits with the audience, including details of its push into the Ultrabook segment blazed by the MacBook Air. Among the most exciting goals was a planned 10-day connected standby time for the platform by 2013.
Intel has added several new processors to its current 'Sandy Bridge' Core i-series lineup. New models include faster i7 dual- and quad-cores chips.
Intel has quietly added three new low-powered Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors to its lineup; they may appear in the inevitable MacBook Air refresh.
Samsung's Series 9 ultraportable notebooks are now official. Starting at $1,200, the S series measures just 0.65" thin and weighs 2.31 lbs.
Gigabyte has a new 15.6-inch notebook which they claim to be the thinnest notebook packing a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor on the market.
Samsung has introduced a new line of business notebooks with screen sizes ranging from 12.5" to 15.6".
Lenovo and Intel today jointly announced the Classmate+ PC for educational use (K-8).
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