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HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”

HP's PC chief has dismissed Microsoft's Surface tablet as "slow and a little kludgey" and blamed the tech press for over-hyping what he would "hardly call ... competition" to HP's own products. "Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe" Todd Bradley told CITEworld, going on to say that HP's initial focus with Windows tablets is the enterprise, with consumer-centric models not expected until 2013.

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HP unveils lineup of Windows 8 PCs and tablet

HP unveils lineup of Windows 8 PCs and tablet

Today, HP announced the pricing and availability of a large portfolio of various Windows 8 PCs, as well as a tablet. Some of these products have previously been available with Windows 7, and have been relaunched for the latest upcoming Windows operating system. The devices utilize HP's TouchSmart technology, and offer features such as Snapfish and HP Connected Music. Now, in a press release, HP has announced the devices' pricing and availability.

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Dell opens Windows 8 device floodgates with pricing galore

Dell opens Windows 8 device floodgates with pricing galore

This week Dell has begun the final announcements of their Windows 8 devices in full, with no less than 10 machines ready for action this Fall. These devices aren't all computers, of course, with a wireless touchpad and a monitor in there as well, but they're all aiming in the same direction nonetheless. This update includes such gems as the XPS 10 tablet, Inspiron 15z, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch.

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HP ElitePad 900 tablet means business

HP ElitePad 900 tablet means business

HP has outed its newest tablet, the ElitePad 900, a business-centric slate running Windows 8 and offering interchangeable jackets to add new functionality, battery life, and protection. Wrapping an Intel Clove Trail processor and 2GB of RAM inside a 1.5-pound brushed aluminum casing, the ElitePad 900 meets MIL-Spec 810G for dust, splash, and drop resilience, and supports digital pen input on its 10.1-inch Gorilla Glass display.

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The great Windows tablet keyboard crapshoot

The great Windows tablet keyboard crapshoot

If each tech show has an unofficial theme, then IFA 2012's must be Windows 8 tablets. Microsoft's new OS - in both full 8 and pared-back RT forms - has shown up on touchscreen hardware from all of the main manufacturers, each trying slightly different combinations of size, specs and accessories in the hope of standing out from the crowd. Options are great, of course, but are there signs that Microsoft's tablet desperation is rubbing off on its OEMs?

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Mystery HP tablet spotted again in official picture

Mystery HP tablet spotted again in official picture

Just last week we saw a mysterious HP tablet spotted in one of the company’s commercials, with almost no information to go along with the leak. The logical conclusion was that the device was a new Windows 8 tablet, details of which had been leaked in a presentation slide back in April, and now the tablet has revealed itself yet again in an image found on HP’s website. The slate seems to be a part of HP’s “Make It Matter” campaign, and judging from the personnel using the tablet in this new image and the previous video, it’s a business oriented device.

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Mysterious HP tablet spied in new commercial

Mysterious HP tablet spied in new commercial

Several companies are working on Windows 8 tablets behind the scenes, with HP among them. Did the company just leak its Windows 8 tablet via a YouTube commercial? Its new “Make It Matter” commercial shows one individual using an HP branded tablet at the 56 second mark, showcasing a basic design with what looks to be a metallic back along with a black antenna strip running across the top of the device.

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Dell aiming for HP’s abandoned place in Windows RT tablet OEM lockdown

Dell aiming for HP’s abandoned place in Windows RT tablet OEM lockdown

Dell is reportedly jockeying to join the Windows RT tablet club, petitioning Microsoft to take HP's spot in the strictly-controlled roster of companies permitted to create ARM-based Windows slates. With HP dropping out of RT development in favor of focusing on Windows 8 models instead, Dell is in talks to replace it, the China Times reports, seemingly confirming previous reports that Microsoft is putting a six-company limit on who can build one of the first wave of Windows RT tablet models (including its own Surface).

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Microsoft readying own-brand Windows tablets tip insiders

Microsoft readying own-brand Windows tablets tip insiders

Microsoft is readying its own Windows 8 tablet, insiders claim, potentially the first of several models running x86 and ARM processors in an attempt to better challenge Apple's iPad. The new slates are said to be the logical conclusion of Microsoft's struggles to differentiate Windows in the tablet market, AllThingsD's sources say, with the company designing both hardware and software.

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