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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is an 8.3-inch Windows tablet, which is touted as a “full PC in the Palm of your hands”. That’s a bold statement, and we’ve seen Windows tablets before that couldn’t hold up under the pressure. As Microsoft tries to find a true cross-reference OS, Lenovo tries to bring some true power to back it up. In Las Vegas at CES 2014, we got the chance for a quick hands-on with the new Windows tablet.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition 15.6″ laptop promises “ultimate portability”

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition 15.6″ laptop promises “ultimate portability”

Among Samsung's CES offerings today was the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition, an update to its previous model that brings, among other things, increased portability and additional functionality. The 15.6-inch display is being hailed as both 20-percent brighter and 125-percent higher definition than the original model, as well as having wide-angle viewing that allows it to be used in a variety of situations.

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ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 is first quad-mode Android and Windows laptop

ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 is first quad-mode Android and Windows laptop

Here at CES, ASUS has just taken the wraps off its new Transformer Book Duet TD300, a quad-mode laptop that is said to be the first ever offering a full Android and Windows dual-operating system experience. The software is run on a machine containing Intel's Core i7 processor and a host of other hardware that makes this an all-around solid entrant into the world of Android-loaded laptop/tablet hybrid systems.

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 unveiled with Windows 8.1 Pro

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 unveiled with Windows 8.1 Pro

Coming out of CES 2014, Panasonic has introduced their latest model Toughpad. This one is arriving as the FZ-M1, and similar to other models in the lineup, this one is fully-rugged. Basically, another waterproof, dustproof and shockproof tablet. The FZ-M1 sports a 7-inch display and will arrive running Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a three-mode tablet with Quickshot cover

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a three-mode tablet with Quickshot cover

Tablets are a dime a dozen, something that makes room for tablets that take their time, in a manner of speaking. Such is the case with Lenovo's ThinkPad 8, and 8-inch tablet that is promised as offering a "full PC experience" while on the go. The small form-factor allows for easy portability, but the company says that the device's design is premium quality, including machine-cut aluminum and a unique Quickshot Cover.

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Surface Pro 2 gets sly upgrade as Microsoft swaps CPU

Surface Pro 2 gets sly upgrade as Microsoft swaps CPU

Microsoft has quietly upgraded the Surface Pro 2, with new hardware including faster processors being sent out to those who returned their Windows 8 tablets after the December firmware update debacle. Although Microsoft yanked the firmware package before every Surface Pro 2 user could upgrade it, some owners sent back their tablets for replacement, only to find, WinBeta reports, that the hardware returned had a newer generation of Intel Core i5 processor inside.

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Windows 8 and 8.1 combine for 10% of OS market

Windows 8 and 8.1 combine for 10% of OS market

The latest numbers were recently published by Net Applications looking at the overall computer operating system market around the world. The report shows that the newest versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 8.1, are making inroads into the operating system market that is dominated by older versions of the OS around the world.

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