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.
There are some interesting advantages to these new tablets for businesses and enterprises looking to mobilize their workforce beyond just the low price, though that’s a significant benefit. For example, not only is say a Toshiba Encore Mini WT7 Signature Edition tablet a steal at [...]
In comments first reported by Business Insider, Whitman appeared angered by Microsoft’s decisions to launch the Surface tablets and to bail out competitor Dell, and also inferred frustration at the collapse of the once-dominant Wintel partnership.
“HP’s traditional highly profitable markets face significant disruption,” said Whitman, who saw HP take an 11% hit in the PC business in August.
“Wintel devices are being challenged by ARM-based devices. We are seeing profound changes in the competitive landscape. Current partners like Intel and Microsoft are turning from partners to outright competitors.”
Whitman says that HP now has [...]
After all, we've seen this movie before – HP Touchpad anyone?
But in the case of the ARM-based Surface, Microsoft keeps insisting it's in it for the long haul.
And while tablets are old hat to readers of TabTimes, a lot of companies haven't done any large scale tablet deployments yet, and Microsoft thinks they'll be looking to the ARM-based Surface RT (old) or Surface 2 (new) as their first line-of-business tablet.
Microsoft touted the inclusion of a special version of Office with the Surface RT, but the fact that it couldn't run any other legacy Windows apps hurt it.
Now Microsoft is pushing other advantages. For example, [...]
The company announced the HP Slate 7 Extreme, the Slate 8 Pro, the Omni 10 Slate, the Slate 7 HD and Slate the 10 HD on Wednesday as well as its latest convertible models. As if that wasn't enough, the firm also unveiled the innovative HP Envy Leap 17 Leap Motion Special Edition notebook, which lets you control apps with hand and finger movements in the air.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the five new tablets and two hybrids. The tablets are expected to debut in November, with price details still to be confirmed:
Of all the new tablets, HP’s Slate 7 Extreme is arguably the most interesting as it is a rebrand of Nvidia’s Tegra Note, a white-label model [...]