Don't-Miss Windows Tablet Stories
If you're interested in buying an AMD-based notebook or tablet in 2014, you'll need to know three code names: Kaveri, plus the new Beema and Mullins chips.
The promised Surface 2 update lists a half-dozen changes for the Windows RT-based tablet, including improved battery life.
Microsoft has released a firmware update to boost the Surface Pro 2's endurance, but the improvements vary greatly depending on what you're doing.
Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.
Lenovo is claiming that its new Yoga tablets will offer 18 hours of battery life when browsing the web, which would be the longest when compared to other tablets.
A few docking stations for Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 have made it into the wild -- but don't expect to find any more.
Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.
As it did after launching the MacBook Air, weight and thickness will be the metrics by which new tablets will be evaluated. But the Windows world fares pretty well here, actually.
Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?
Microsoft launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets at midnight Tuesday morning. Early reviews of the tablet were favorable, though not overly enthusiastic.
Apple's iPad may be more well-rounded, but the Surface 2 and Windows RT 8.1 win screens-down for Office-centric productivity.
But the flawed Windows RT update still isn't available in the Windows Store.
Acer has produced 8-inch tablets before, but this is the first to run the Windows 8.1 operating system.