More Intel Core M goodness. The HP Envy x2 13 tablet laptop hybrid has just gone on sale, and the new convertible makes use of the newest Broadwell architecture. It is your usual 2-in-1 affair, though. Offering a tablet with a capacious 13-inch of screen real estate to go with a detachable keyboard dock that instantly...

For Day 2 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series, I took the tablet out of the box and examined its physical look and feel. The Surface Pro 3 is very different from its predecessors right out of the box It has a larger display along with a different aspect ratio, which makes the tablet a totally different shape....

One good thing follows another, or something like that? Redmond is already offering free Windows licenses to OEMs that build devices with displays smaller than 9 inches. But according to a new report, the company might expand this offer to include more devices. It appears that the software titan is planning to offer...

At Intel’s annual developer conference today, Dell introduced an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1. The Dell Venue will pack a Bay Trail quad-core processor, an IPS display (1,280×800), and Windows 8.1. It will also come with stylus and keyboard options. Dell plan to release more details  on October 2 in New...

The thing about a devices and services concept is that a company has to regularly update its hardware offerings. Regularly in this case being annually — hardware is an awfully competitive field, after all. And while Microsoft has recently confirmed that updates for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro are on the...

The much enhanced support for portrait mode that Microsoft has built specifically for smaller tablets is one of the most focal new features of Windows 8.1, but some users have found and reported an issue when launching apps in this mode. According to some post on Microsoft’s support forums, Metro apps become unusable...

Microsoft is actively trying to clear inventories of its Surface slates in order to get ready for the second generation Surface RT and Surface Pro units that are projected to be unveiled later in the year. Now news is that Wal-Mart has just started selling Surface slates across the United States. A report over at...

Intel has recently made its anticipated Haswell lineup of processors official, with units now shipping across the globe. However, a pesky little USB hardware bug has delayed the refresh of its desktop motherboard refresh. But that is the desktop story — the mobile story is almost as interesting. Ultrabooks powered by...

I guess it can be said with reasonable surety that the networking components used on the first generation Surface slates do not always play nicely with other parts of the device. Since launch, owners of both tablets have reported some issues with limited or no WiFi connectivity. And even though they were not all that...

Advanced Micro Devices reported its financial results for the second quarter of the year last week, and although sales were up quarter over quarter, they were down year over year, resulting in a loss of $74 million during the quarter. While microprocessor sales are on the up, graphics chip shipments were down. But the...