Computer and electronics maker Fujitsu has announced its Stylistic 5111 and 51112 Tablet PCs, bringing Intel’s Core Duo processors into its 3.5-pound tablets, and offering 10.4- and 12.1-inch screens for pen-based computing. “The Stylistic ST5100 Tablet PCs, with their durable, slim form factor, renowned Fujitsu reliability, and the latest mobile technology, continue their industry status as best-in-class,” said Paul Moore, Fujitsu Computer Systems’ Senior Director of Mobile Product Marketing, in a statement. “Whether it’s in a hospital or out in the field, a Stylistic ST5100 epitomizes the ultimate in on-your-feet computing, with perfect balance and intuitive ease-of-use features.” The 5100s run Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (but they’re Windows Vista-capable), are less than one inch thick, offer a choice of 10.4-ich or 12.1-inch indoor/outdoor displays (running at 1,024 by 768 pixels), shock-mounted SATA hard drives up to 100 … [Read more...] about Fujitsu’s Stylin’ with ST5100 Tablet PCs
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Toshiba is targeting businesses and schools with its new Portege M780 convertible tablet computer, offering a 12.1-inch display but packing some serious power under the hood with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, along with a hard drive impact sensor, LCD display protection, and a spill-resistant keyboard designed to make the system popular (and long-lived) in the workplace.“Today, touch enables business and education professionals to create a more interactive and intimate experience for their core audience, and Toshiba’s new laptops help deliver on that promise,” said Toshiba America’s VP of product development Carl Pinto, in a statement. “In addition, our new Tablets provide today’s IT professionals with the ability to easily deploy laptops and manage operating systems locally or remotely to ensure content users can access and present data in any environment.”The Portege M780s come in a variety of configurations, ranging from … [Read more...] about Toshiba Portege M780 Brings Core i7 CPU to Tablets
Fujitsu has announced two more entries in its tablet PC lineup: the LifeBook T2010 which sports a conventional convertible table PC form factor, and the LifeBook U810, a tiny, QUERTY-equipped palmtop PC designed to put processing power and entertainment in a small, portable package. “The LifeBook U810 notebook hits the mark for on-the-go workforces and prosumers who appreciate the mobile aspects of a PDA, but need the power and compatibility of a notebook,” said Paul Moore, Fujitsu’s senior director of mobile product marketing, in a release. “And for customers who love our best-selling LifeBook T4220 convertible notebook with a modular bay, but would like a lighter 1-spindle version with longer battery life, the wait is over with the introduction of the LifeBook T2010 notebook.” The LifeBook T2010 is built around an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, maxes out at 4 GB of RAM, and sports a 12.1-inch active digitizer LCD display with a two-way hinge which an … [Read more...] about Fujitsu Announces Two New Tablet PCs
To say that Microsoft has a lot riding on its imminent Windows 8 launch is to have a magnificentgrasp of the obvious. By now, most of us have heard the reports that Microsoft will spend a whopping US$1.5 to $1.8billion in an all-out Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT Surface tablet marketing blitz. Microsoftdeclined to confirm the figure, saying it never comments on such matters. Just this week, however, thecompany did release two pertinent numbers: $39.99 and $499; that is the introductory list priceof Windows 8 and the retail price of the Windows 8 Surface Tablet, respectively.Both are designed to spur sales of the new Windows 8 OS and to emphasize that Microsoftintends to be price-competitive with rivals Apple and Google, which are already established inthe tablet space. The $39.99 introductory price for a download copy of Windows 8 will be goodthrough Jan. 31, 2013. That is the least expensive Windows OS tag in Microsoft's history.Likewise, the $499 retail cost of the Windows 8 RT Surface … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS Corporate Migration to Windows 8: A Long, Slow Slog
Like many PC users, you’ve probably been looking at Windows Vista since its January release and wondering whether you want to take the jump and buy it. Assuming your computer can handle its demands, and your wallet or plastic can stretch to the price, it’s tempting. But there’s one vital question – can you easily migrate your data to Vista without spending days tearing out your hair? The answer, happily, is yes.What can you transfer? In brief, everything. Your files and folders, pictures, music and videos, programs and user settings, e-mail messages and settings, even your Internet settings, including favourites, can all be sent over.There are two scenarios you might encounter when transferring data. You could be upgrading to Vista on a computer that’s currently running XP (except XP Pro 64-bit), or you’ve bought a new machine with Vista and want to transfer your data from another computer. If it’s the former, you’ll obviously need the … [Read more...] about How To: Transfer Your Data from XP to Vista
Windows 10 will be the last Windows version, or so Microsoft says. Of course, it won’t be the last update. Instead, the company is changing the way updates are delivered, making it easier for most and restricting freedom of choice for others.In a world where selling operating systems to consumers no longer makes money, these changes are a necessary evil, but that won’t make them more palatable to die-hard fans. Windows 10 will be a lot more like OS X than people realize, and not everyone will like it.People don’t buy operating systems, they buy devicesOne year after its support expired, Windows XP’s market share is still above 15 percent, more than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined. The XP situation highlights Microsoft’s dilemma. Consumers buy devices for the features they offer and the tasks they solve, but rarely buy operating systems. People still on Windows XP are happy with the capabilities offered, and are more likely to buy an entirely new … [Read more...] about Will free upgrades wreck Windows 10 for geeks?
Although the news originally leaked last week, Microsoft Corporation has confirmed that it plans to offer six core editions of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating systems, plus two editions for the European Union stripped of the Windows Media Player software. The number of editions matches the total count of version of Windows XP the company currently offers, but instead of targeting different sorts of hardware with different editions (64 bit computing, tablet PCs, etc.), the different editions of Windows Vista will focus on what users want to do with their computer. According to Microsoft, the six core Windows Vista Editions will be:Vista Home Basic: Aimed at users who mostly want to use their computers as an information and communications appliance: e.g. surf the Web, use email, plus create and edit basic documents. Vista Home Premium: Everything in the Vista Home Basic edition, plus the new Aero graphical interface. Vista Business: A basic version of Windows for all sizes … [Read more...] about Microsoft Confirms Six Vista Editions
Microsoft Corporation has unveiled it plans to create six core versions of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, plus two derivative editions specifically customized for the European Union. The primary version of Windows Vista will reportedly be:Windows Starter 2007: Presumably akin to Microsoft Windows XP Starter Edition, a feature-limited version of Windows aimed at developing nations and emerging markets. It may limit the number of applications which can be run simultaneously, and may lack the touted “Aero” user interface. Windows Vista Home Basic: Similar to Windows XP Home Edition without advanced media support. Windows Vista Home Premium: Likely to be the most common “consumer” version of Windows, it will offer some advanced Media Center capabilities such as HDTV and DVD authoring support. Windows Vista Business: Comparable to Windows XP Professional, with support for Windows Server Domains and Microsoft’s IIS server. Windows Vista … [Read more...] about Windows Vista: Maybe Eight is Enough?
The desktop experience Windows 10 in a nutshell The tablet experience Gaming performance Cortana and Edge Microsoft Account and OneDrive Windows 10 at 4K One of the questions that always comes up when discussing a new operating system is how much it costs. Windows is now the only modern operating systems that charges end users, with Apple making up for the cost by selling hardware, and Linux and Android distributed freely, but those sales make up an extremely small amount of Microsoft’s revenue. That’s only why Microsoft has made changes to its business model … [Read more...] about The era of paid OS upgrades ends with Windows 10
An upgrade to the Pro edition of Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 8, will sell for US$40, a significantly lower price than what the company has charged for upgrade packages in the past.The offer applies to purchases made through Windows.com for PCs running Windows XP or a later version. The price is a reduced promotional rate that will run through the end of January, 2013. Until then, a packaged DVD upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $70.The Windows 8 package will come with an upgrade assistant to walk the user through the process.The upcoming OS will feature a so-called Metro start screen and Metro-style apps designed with touchpad customers in mind. The design reflects the Metro theme already found on the company's Windows Phone platform.Microsoft hasn't revealed the official launch date of Windows 8, but it said the promotional price will begin as soon as the operating system is available.Microsoft didn't respond to our request for further details. The $40 … [Read more...] about Microsoft Pitches Lowball Windows 8 Upgrade Price