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September 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Hands-on Windows 8: Look out, iPad?

ANAHEIM, Calif. — With Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new operating system that computer makers can use to seriously challenge Apple’s iPad. The touch-centric interface on Windows 8 is refreshing, easy to understand and a snap to customize. “Windows 8 is a bold re-imagining of what Windows could be,” Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows and…

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Comments | Topics: BUILD, Microsoft, samsung

February 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Q&A: HP exec on WebOS vs Microsoft Windows

(Here’s an extended version of the Q&A with Hewlett-Packard’s Phil McKinney that ran in the paper today …) This is a happy Valentine’s Day for Steve Ballmer, who has a new best friend forever in Nokia, the world’s biggest phone company. It’s just in time, since Microsoft’s relationship with the world’s biggest PC maker is on the…

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Comments | Topics: Hewlett-Packard, iPad, Microsoft

February 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM

HP unveils reclining touch PC

If you’re in the market for an all-in-one Windows PC, there’s a new option from Hewlett-Packard coming out this week. The company today announced the TouchSmart 610, a $900 consumer model going on sale Wednesday, and the 9300 business version, which goes on sale in May. Both have 23-inch diagonal touchscreens, slot-load disc players and a…

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Comments | Topics: HP, Microsoft, pc

January 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

CES: Windows 7 tablet anyone?

There are plenty of Windows 7 tablets to challenge the iPad if you look hard enough at CES, or live in Asia. I guess people won’t have to wait for Windows 8 on ARM processors after all. Here are a few of the Windows 7 tablets on display here and there, among the dozens and dozens of…

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Comments | Topics: CES, ces, iPad

January 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM

CES 2011: Lenovo relaunches LePad, a Windows 7-Android combo

Say bonjour — or ni hao — to the LePad, a Windows-Android hybrid tablet launched today by the giant Chinese PC company Lenovo. The hybrid, first unveiled at last year’s CES but which didn’t go on sale, is basically a laptop with a detachable display that functions as a standalone “slate” running Google’s Android operating system. When…

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December 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Video: Early peek at Windows tablets debuting at CES

Steve Ballmer’s getting scooped. Asian computer makers are letting news of their Windows 7 tablets trickle out ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show, when Ballmer’s expected to show more Windows-based rivals to the iPad during his Jan. 6 keynote. MSI gave Taiwanese journalists a sneak peek at the Windpad 100W that it’s going to present in Las…

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October 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM

HP unveils Windows 7 “Slate 500,” downplays iPad challenge

As promised in January, Hewlett-Packard has released its Windows 7 Slate computer before the end of the year. The Slate 500 is the highly anticipated slatelike computer that Steve Ballmer presented during the opening keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show just before Apple launched the iPad. HP kept the buzz going for a while last spring with…

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