Asus VivoTab Note 8

There was a time a hundred bucks might get you a decent computer accessory like a high end mouse, or speakers, but a full-fledged computer? Unheard of until now.

Recent price breakthroughs in... Intel-based tablets and special offers from Microsoft have produced a slew of great tablet deals at $100-$200 for full-fledged Windows 8.1 tablets in the 7- to 8-inch display range.

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IDC estimates Apple shipped 14.1 million iPads in Q3, down from 14.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Apples share of the tablet market has also tumbled from 40.2% a year ago to what IDC says... is 29.6% today.

Meanwhile, Samsung came in second on the vendor score sheet with 20.4% of the global market having shipped approximately 9.7 million units during the quarter. Nexus 7-maker ASUS...

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A recent report out of Korea says Google is set to choose between three possibly Nexus 7 3 manufacturers – HTC, LG and the company behind the last two Nexus 7 tablets, Asus.

The... report says Google is likely to decide by December.  

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The XPS 10 Web page lists models of the tablet as being “unavailable,” and points users to the Latitude 10 tablet, which runs Windows 8 and has an Intel Atom processor.

While... Lenovo, Asus and Samsung have announced new Windows 8.1 hybrids with Intel chips, none of them have said they plan to relaunch an RT product based on an ARM processor.

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Following in the footsteps of Toshiba in announcing a Bay Trail tablet, Asus detailed the Transformer Boom T300 as being a convertible model (it comes with a keyboard dock) which features a 10.1-inch... 1366 x 768 resolution IPS screen, a 1.33Ghz Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and between 32GB and 64GB of storage.

The tablet also runs the soon-to-launch Windows 8.1, has a 1.2M...

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The Taiwanese firm this week sent out press invites to the event, which will be hosted by CEO Jerry Shen, and said that the launch will be for “the new PadFone Infinity”.

The company... has since released a very short – and amusing – video on the new product, but has stopped short of detailing any specs.

The original PadFone Infinity was released in February and compr...

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Announcing the news on its Facebook page on Saturday, the company teased a picture of the tablet with the slogan ‘We Transform Your Mobility’, something which would seemingly indicate... a smaller 7-inch or 8-inch device.

It could well be that the new model is the new Transformer Pad Infinity, which debuted at Computex in June.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 r...

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Shen said that the company would still offer tablets that use Windows 8, like the Asus VivoTab Smart, but focus on devices powered by Intel instead of ARM.

In its last quarter, Microsoft reported... it had to write-down $900 million in unsold Surface RT inventory. Since then, it's increased promotion for the Surface RT and dropped the price from $499 to $349.

Shen told the WSJ that Asus al...

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Citing sources in Taiwan’s supply chain, Digitimes reports that Google will ship 3.5 million new Nexus 7 tablets in the remaining four months of 2013, a healthy number considering total Nexus... 7 shipments have apparently only reached six million since the original model launched last July.

However, it may well be that the Nexus 7’s progress will be checked by the Chinese marke...

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In an interview with All Things D, Shih appeared to rule out the possibility of the firm launching new Windows RT tablets by saying that the Taiwanese firm is instead focusing on building fully-fledged... Windows 8 models with Intel chips.

“The result is not very promising,” said Shih on Windows RT, which powered Asus’s own VivoTab RT and Microsoft’s Surface RT.

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