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Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hits USA as new “world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet”

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hits USA as new “world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet”

The company responsible for the full ATIV computing line is hitting the Windows 8 tablet environment in the USA once again with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3. This device is also known as the new world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet, coming in at just 0.31 inches thin, weighing just 1.28 pounds. This machine aims to take the Windows 8 tablet world by storm with Samsung's own S Pen technology as well.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Perhaps you've heard of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus before - it was originally announced in a flurry of device drops back in June at an event that also unveiled desktop machines like the Samsung ATIV One 5 Style. This next-generation ATIV notebook is now being ushered in for its USA-based release this morning alongside full compatibility with Samsung's newest ecosystem-tying software SideSync under a display so bright and sharp that you may very well want to replace your old machines entirely.

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Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft has taken on Apple's iPad mini in its latest head-to-head commercial, pitting the 7.9-inch iOS tablet against Acer's Iconia W3 and, unsurprisingly since it's all being paid with Microsoft's dime, finding the Windows 8 slate to be the winner. The advert, which follows June's battle between the iPad 4 and Dell's XPS 10, runs through some of the things you can do on Windows 8 that you can't on the iPad mini.

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Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

Microsoft Surface Pro cuts aim for morale boost in August

It's not that often when you see a hero product cut down to size, so to speak, less than a year into its lifespan in the wild. What we've got here is a reaction to Microsoft's low sales numbers in both the Surface Pro and Surface (with Windows RT) sales in the first segment of their market presence. This reaction includes a $100 price cut in areas through the USA, China, Canada, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

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Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Microsoft made $853m in revenue from Surface tablets in its 2013 fiscal year, a disappointing figure that failed to even cover the company's $900m inventory adjustment charge for the poorly selling Surface RT. The figures, confirmed in Microsoft's most recent 10K filing, paint an underwhelming picture of the Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, though doesn't specify exactly how many units have been sold.

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Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

This week the folks at Gateway have brought back some heat in a collection of laptops and desktops for the 2013 business year. This new collection brings Haswell Intel Core processors as well as some ever-so-slightly thinned-down bodies in the notebook line while the desktop machines amp up largely on the inside - then there's the Gateway One ZX, an all-in-one for students in a big way. Unassumingly simple looking, the lot of them.

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Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

In what's fairly clear to be the spirit of such developer events as Apple's WWDC and Google I/O, Samsung has this week announced the creation of their own Developers Conference. Starting October 27th and lasting two days, ending on the 29th, this event takes place right in the heart of San Francisco, aiming to bring in both developers and industry leaders to a software-centric series of events living in the Samsung universe.

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Halo: Spartan Assault releases for Verizon Windows Phone 8 devices and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault releases for Verizon Windows Phone 8 devices and Windows 8

We reported back in June that Halo: Spartan Assault would be making its way to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, marking the franchise's first foray into the mobile device dominion, as well as a long-awaited return to PC. Word at the time said that it would be launched some time in July, and per an announcement by Nokia on Twitter this evening, today is that day.

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