One of the cooler apps for Windows 8 is SmartGlass, which offers clever "second screen" experiences for Xbox users. But SmartGlass is also the very definition of a walled-garden platform.
Windows 8 can be somewhat inscrutable, even for long-time PC users. But with just a little hand-holding, the OS suddenly becomes much less mysterious.
Microsoft's Build conference is coming. Will developers stick with Microsoft as it moves forward with its new platforms? Will cool new apps come to Windows? Build holds the clues.
Now that Windows 8 is installed on your desktop machine, it's time for a primer on what to do, and where to go, during your first half-hour of operation. Learn basic navigation, as well as some additional setup tips to streamline your Windows 8 experience.
Microsoft’s new operating system may look like a radical departure from Windows 7, but it works, it makes sense—and it’s the future.
The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.
One is an all-in-one desktop that doubles as a gigantic tablet. The other is an 11.6-inch tablet with a nifty slide-out keyboard.
Sony has built a cool, if small, all-in-one that works well as a shared family PC. The added battery and touch functionality help to create a distinctive PC experience.
Sony's new 11.6-inch convertible includes a minimalist slider keyboard, but behaves more like a tablet.
The GTX 650 Ti is Nvidia's budget card for serious gamers. Some cards will include Assassin's Creed 3 as an enticement.
AMD takes on Intel’s Atom with its latest APU, offering Radeon graphics capability in a 4.5W package.
Windows 8 improves performance and responsiveness for desktop and Windows 8 apps, but does the same hold true for games?
Loaded with Intel's latest Atom processor, these mid-range Windows 8 devices promise tablet and laptop functionality in a carry-on-friendly single package.
Intel's Clover Trail system-on-chip will power a new generation of Atom-based tablets and convertibles, but it's an evolutionary step.
AMD is launching a new generation of A-series accelerated processing units, which include improved Piledriver CPU cores.