Microsoft is urging patience for users awaiting an update that addresses tablet battery drain and use of the power-saving sleep mode.
Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses
Commissioner Almunia wants a deal before he leaves office next year, says expert
Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst
The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.
The free trial version expires in January, and users may not be able to access some data unless they license the paid version.
While outsiders had expected a 2013 decision, a month or two more won't make a difference as long as the board gets it right, argues analyst
Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.
Traditional PCs are continuing to give up ground to smartphones and tablets.
The browser's latest update features reduced memory consumption designed to boost browser performance.
American shoppers are still eyeing tablets, but two-in-one devices may satisfy some.
The developer event moves up a couple months to April 2014.
One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch
But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.
According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.