Archive | October, 2013

Transformer Book T100. Popularity, Reviews and 500GB

Posted on 29 October 2013

The ASUS Transformer Book T100 looks, before it’s available in most countries, to be a hit. Reviews have been good and the interest and buying levels appear to be high. Here on UMPCPortal it’s the #1 most viewed product in the database. On the huge Europe-wide price comparison engine Geizhals, it’s the #1 (we assume most-viewed product) in the tablet and notebook category. The really significant statistic is that it’s […]

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Dell Venue 8 Pro and Asus T100 now available to order

Posted on 20 October 2013

With the official launch of Windows 8.1 as previously announced, the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Asus Transformer Book T100 are now available to order online from various online retailers and are the first Bay Trail devices to be available to consumers.  

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The gang’s all here – the Acer Iconia W4 officially announced

Posted on 18 October 2013

Almost immediately after the release of the W3 8-inch tablet from Acer there have been rumors of and requests for a successor and now finally Acer has officially announced the W4, with improvements that could make this the 8-inch tablet to have.  

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Windows 8.1 Built-in 3G Hotspot in 2 Easy Steps.

Posted on 17 October 2013

Windows 8.1 is here and I hope you’re in the process of updating. On Clovertrail tablets it takes 2-4 hours for the download and upgrade but it’s worth it, and not just because of the new Facebook app (video demo here.) No, the most important thing for small screen tablets and mobility was the promised support for 3G in Connected Standby / InstantGo. In combination with the new Hotspot feature, […]

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Win 8.1 Update Rolling Out. Apps Ready and Waiting.

Posted on 17 October 2013

In under 4hrs from posting this, at 4am PDT, we’ll all be able to start upgrading to Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 updates are active in the Windows Store. That’s assuming you’re running Windows 8 of course! Update: Windows 8.1 update download is 2.8GB. Servers seem to be coping though. Windows 8.1 apps are already in the store waiting for upgraded users and one of those is the official Facebook app. […]

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Asus UX302LG Gaming Ultrabook Reviewed

Posted on 17 October 2013

Asus’ latest Haswell Zenbooks are starting to hit the market, and the UX302LG gaming Ultrabook has been reviewed by UltrabookReview.com — as usual, Asus manages to impressed with the sleek Zenbook form-factor, but is it worth the price?

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Lenovo makes the Miix2 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet official

Posted on 16 October 2013

Lenovo today officially announced its entry into the rapidly expanding 8-inch Windows tablet category with the official announcement of its previously teased Miix2 8-inch tablet.  

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Windows 8.1 Video and Imaging Features

Posted on 16 October 2013

Some of you are going to receive a Windows 8.1 update tomorrow. If you’ve got a laptop without a touchscreen you might be in the ‘so what’ camp but if you’ve got a touch tablet you’ll have happy fingers. If you’ve got Connected Standby and 3G, there’s a little extra treat in there for you. Microsoft have been highlighting Windows 8.1 features in a blog series recently and today we […]

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Intel: 10 Baytrail Tablets by Black Friday

Posted on 16 October 2013

Intel says that there are 50 Baytrail design wins under development and believes that 10 Baytrail systems will be on the shelf by Black Friday, 29th November 2013, but that most of those will be Android tablets. Third-Quarter results were announced by Intel yesterday and while we won’t go into financial details, it’s interesting to hear the relevant earnings call comments from the new CEO Brian Krzanich: There are about […]

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Deal Alert: Ivy Bridge Asus Vivobooks and HP Ultrabooks

Posted on 16 October 2013

For the next few days my favorite deal site has a bevy of Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks on sale from Asus and HP, starting at $479. You’ve got until the 18th to claim one as yours!

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook Review

Posted on 15 October 2013

A 1KG Ultrabook is an engineering feat. The Toshiba Z830, at 1.1KG still surprises 2 years after launch. Since then though we haven’t seen many attempt to break the 2.2 pound mark. Only the NEC Lavie Z, an expensive Asia-only model, and the almost unknown Inhon Blade Carbon have launched in the 13.3” bracket. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is a far more globally available product though. It’s not only […]

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Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q584 takes Bay Trail to the max

Posted on 11 October 2013

Fujitsu announced a slew of new Windows 8 devices a few days ago and among them is what will probably be the poster boy for Bay Trail tablets – with an Atom Z3770, 4GB RAM and a 10.1-inch screen with a special touch.  

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