I found this demo showing differences in boot speed between Windows 8 and Windows 7.  Ignoring the hokey music for a second, the difference in boot speed is quite dramatic on a Toshiba Satellite 300 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR Ram and 320GB Hard drive. I’ll give the spoiler after the video below, but...

The Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T is a prototype of what we are likely to see a lot of in the enterprise in 2013 – Windows 8 convertibles that can be used as touchscreen tablets or notebooks. The Smart PC 500T is a nice machine that goes beyond the ideals of the Surface RT and RT-based tablets.  Running on Intel’s...

Acer President Jim Wong sat down with Digitimes a few days ago and gave an interview on the state of the PC market and Acer’s strategy going forward. Here are several takeaways from his interesting interview: Too Early to deem Windows 8 a failure Wong believes that the late release of Windows 8 in the middle of...

Among the people I know who have installed Windows 8 on their desktops, 100% of them use their mouse as their major navigation method. This, for an OS that is predicated on touching, swiping, tapping and pinching. Also interesting is the fact that in each case, they are not as enthusiastic about Windows 8 on their...

A report from Engadget says that PC manufacturer Asus could be developing an 18-inch tablet for launch in 2013. Citing Federal Communication Commission documents that list a P1801-T model number, Engadget thinks it could be the finalized version of Asus’ Transformer AiO unveiled at Computex in June, 2012. The P1801-T...

IDC recently reported 3rd quarter mobile device numbers for the 3rd quarter of 2012. They found that the “collective (view) of PCs, tablets, and smartphones” shipped 303.6 million shipments worth $140.4 billion dollars for the three months ending in September. Samsung, the new giant in the smartphone arena, led the...

Dell Computer has made the strategic decision not to return to producing Android-based hardware, but instead, to focus on devices running Windows OSs in future. Jeff Clarke, Dell’s VP of Global Operations, speaking at the Dell World conference in Texas this week, said that margins for Android based hardware are...

A new report from AdDuplex (via Supersite for Windows) shows that of all Windows 8 devices out there, Windows Surface RT has the largest share of sales, at 6%. This has fallen from a month ago when the Surface Pro reportedly commanded 11% of the market, but it still has the largest share. The Surface RT and...

The latest information we have about the availability of the Surface Pro, that is the x86 version of Microsoft’s Surface that runs Windows 8 native apps – is that it will be available early in the new year. That bleak scenario means that the Surface Pro will miss the entire Christmas buying season, setting it behind one...

As one would expect, Windows 8 is going strong, releasing groundbreaking software and apps for the modern desktop and laptop. The new Acer S7-391 is the result of dedicating an entire device to windows software. Slim and sleek looking, this touch-screen laptop is easily portable due to its slim but sturdy 11.9mm body,...