Acer has produced 8-inch tablets before, but this is the first to run the Windows 8.1 operating system.
Users dying for a $1799 version of the Surface Pro 2 tablet will now have to wait until December to buy one from Microsoft.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX may be an absolutely stunning slate, but under the hood, iFixit says it's a repairability nightmare.
The first Bay Trail tablets that have already been announced run on Windows 8.1 and start at $299. New tablets running Android will be in stores by Thanksgiving weekend, said Intel's CEO.
With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.
The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba’s Encore, and Asustek’s Transformer Book T100.
IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.
And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.
A pair of the high-end models of the Surface 2 Pro tablets appear to be delayed, a week after Microsoft warns buyers to pre-order.
One tablet to replace them all? That appears to be Microsoft's plan for the Surface Pro 2. With its fast Haswell-class processor, a Power Cover for more juice, and a Docking Station for more expandability, this little tablet could go a long way toward replacing the traditional desktop or laptop.