Did Microsoft stumble with Windows 8? Was the dramatic overhaul of the Windows operating system just too much all at once? Well, consider the fact that Microsoft could have left the desktop mode off and just switched to the new mobil-esque Modern UI of Windows 8. Granted, it would have been suicide for...

Microsoft Guru Paul Thurrott wrote a series of articles on how he would change Windows 8 (they can be found on his site ).  I thought I’d write one on how I would change the Desktop environment. Now I’m also taking into account that Microsoft isn’t going to bring the Start Menu back (which I agree with...

It seem that high-end PC gaming company Origin PC is now making the move to Windows 8 in a pretty big way. Instead of just throwing Windows 8 on top of standard PC hardware, they are releasing a new touchscreen laptop alongside touchscreen monitors for its desktop and are even bringing Logitech’s touchpad over...

I previously said that the PC desktop world is going to start shifting away from towers in favor of touch-based all-in-ones. With that in mind, we have another announcement for all-in-ones, this time for Acer. Before jumping in to what Acer is offering, let’s talk about design. One of the driving elements for...

Windows 8 hardware announcements have started to unveil a pretty clear picture, at least in my mind. We’ve seen laptop/tablet hybrids, touch laptops, touch all-in-ones and even massive tablets that 20-inches in size and can also turn in to an all-in-one. How many memorable desktop towers have you seen? None,...

Previously known more for its TV and monitor line, Vizio seems to be pushing hard into the PC world. Whether or not there is room for Vizio or not remains unseen. That being said, they certainly have a few interesting looking offerings on hand. Vizio’s new range of Windows 8 devices include two all-in-one...

Yesterday I spoke a little about the survey that allegedly claims most users prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8- even though most of these users haven’t even used Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. Today new drama is being spread, it seems that Windows 8 currently has just .33% of users running the new OS. At...

Dell recently gave a sneak peek into their new line of tablets, ultrabooks and all in ones. First up is the Dell Latitude 10 tablet. The tablet sports encryption, media policy tools, an easily swappable battery, a fingerprint scanner and smart card reader for really robust security needs. It has an Intel Atom...

Lenovo is revealing yet another multi-touch all in one unit. This one is called the IdeaCentre A520. This 23-inch IPS display is 0.8 inches thick, offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution and supports ten-finger multitouch running Windows 8. In addition, it has HDMI-in and HDMI-out ports as well as USB 3.0 and USB 2.0...

At IFA this week, Dell showed a new device called the Dell XPS Duo 12. The new Dell XPS Duo 12 is both a laptop and a tablet — a combination usually referred to as a hybrid or convertible laptop. Most hybrids detach from their keyboards, while most convertibles swivel their screens around via a single hinge at...