Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
Don't let the keyboard cover fool you. This Windows RT upstart is nothing like its direct in-house competition.
Add a keyboard, and these tablets come pretty close to delivering all the functionality of a notebook.
You know a hybrid machine is living up to its promise when using Windows 8 is enjoyable and makes sense.
The Miix 10 is a good tablet, and the optional keyboard is awesome. But its outdated and high price tag sour the experience.
Microsoft needed to bring the razzle-dazzle. Instead we got a 40-degree angle and higher resolution screen.
The OS upgrade fixes a lot of things, but the classic pop-up Start menu isn’t one of them. These utilities—four of them, free—can fill the gap. Whether you prefer a plain Start menu, a customizable one, or loads of extras, one of these programs can give you the Windows 8.1 you wanted in the first place.
The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.
Consumers are the firm focus of the Windows Store, but business owners can find plenty of finger-friendly apps designed for portable productivity.
Undeniably good-looking, the Acer Aspire U all-in-one delivers a classy desktop computing and multimedia experience. We’ve selected it to serve as our reference desktop PC.
The refreshed Thin + Light notebook delivers good performance, but this machine lacks pizzazz.
In the world of apps, there is indeed such a thing as a free lunch, making this roundup of 12 superb—and free!—Windows 8 apps a virtual smorgasbord.
Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.
If it were just about style, the Vizio All-In-One would give Apple a run for its money. But it's not just about looks and a blurry display, weak keyboard, and mediocre performance dampen the experience.
Acer's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet is great for video, if not books, and the docking station models are serviceable as netbook-sized laptops.
The first Windows 8 Satellite LX835's biggest problem is it's display, with too many video artifacts and too much gloss.