tablets

What happened to all the small, premium Windows 10 tablets?

After spending a few weeks looking for a new, premium eight-inch Windows 10 tablet, we realized there simply aren't any. So where did they all go?


5 reasons why your next laptop should be a 2-in-1

2-in-1 convertible laptops allow the owner to use the device as a laptop or tablet and are incredibly useful. Here are a few reasons as to why you should buy one.


How Windows 2-in-1's are setting the stage for the Surface Phone

The growing success and acceptance of context-conforming Windows 2-in-1's, which are part of Microsoft's UWP, may be preparing the consumer market for the rumored Surface Phone.


HP announces ENVY 8 Note, available November 8 starting at $329

HP has announced an all-new 8-inch tablet, the ENVY 8 Note. With a full 1080p display, Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 and Windows 10, the new tablet when paired with the optional 10-inch keyboard is a productivity machine.


New Windows 10 tablet interface gets detailed

Microsoft has shown off the new Windows 10 interface for tablets. The new interface allows tablets to "flex" based on the situations in which they're being used. The changes made have been based on user feedback.


Five 2 in 1 laptops to keep on your radar

2 in 1 laptops bring together all of the utility of a full-blown computer with the portability of a tablet, and we're showing off some of our favorites.

It can be tricky figuring out what kind of computer you need, but the latest generation of hybrid computers offer a ton of flexibility. In some cases, our picks are little more than laptops with a reversible hinge, while others are more tablets with ample keyboard covers, but whatever the case, these computers can handle daily tasks like a champ, no matter your circumstances.


Toshiba announces the Portege Z20t to take on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

Toshiba today announced the new Portege Z20t tablet at CES 2015. This new product is a versatile 2-in-1 detachable Windows tablet with high-precision pen input. It's also fairly powerful, packing a 12.5-inch HD IPS display, Intel Core M processor and a staggering 17 hour battery life – not bad for a tablet that costs $1,399.


Lenovo halts sales of small-screen Windows tablets in US (Updated)

Update 7/18/14 - Lenovo has issued a statement regarding the original comments and have since clarified their position, which can be found below:

"We will continue to bring new Windows devices to market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday. Our model mix changes as per customer demand, and although we are no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the U.S., and we have sold out of Miix 8-inch, we are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business as was reported by the media. In short, we will continue to sell both 8 and 10 inch Windows tablets in both the U.S. and non-U.S markets." – Ray Gorman, Executive Director, External Communications, Lenovo

Microsoft and Lenovo evidently cannot catch a break as the PC manufacturer is reportedly halting sales of its small-screen Windows tablets. ITWorld has confirmed that Lenovo is pulling their 8-inch tablet line, including the high-end ThinkPad 8 and Miix2 here in the States, redirecting the stock to other countries.

According to a Lenovo spokesperson "In North America, we're seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets and are pleased with initial customer demand for the ThinkPad 10…In other markets, particularly Brazil, China, and Japan, the demand for ThinkPad 8 has been much stronger, so we are adjusting our ThinkPad 8 inventories to meet increasing demand in those markets. If market demand for ThinkPad 8 changes, we will re-evaluate our strategy."


XOLO Win, the Windows 8.1 tablet, launches in India for INR 19,990

And finally it’s here! XOLO Win, the maiden Windows 8.1 tablet from XOLO, the premium devices brand from LAVA International, was first showcased at the CES 2014 in January and has just gone on sale.

The tablet is now available exclusively on Flipkart.com, one of India’s largest online retailer, for INR 19,990 ($350). You could also exchange your old smartphone or tablet to get up to INR 3,000-5,000 off on the price. There are also a few launch day offers that will get you a cashback, 50% off on next purchase of Bluetooth Keyboard, and INR 1500 worth of pre-selected eBooks.


This Windows 8.1 tablet costs only $100

Are you ready for a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet? If you are, then the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan is the place to be as a Chinese company called Emdoor is showing off the 8-inch EM-i8080 at the event.


Get the Asus VivoTab Note 8 for $299 from the Microsoft Store

One of the more popular small form factor Windows tablets, the ASUS VivoTab Note 8, is picking up a $30 price drop on the Microsoft Store today. Down from an original MSRP of $329, you can now pick one up for $299 with free shipping (and free returns), so long as you're okay buying online before you get a chance to put your hands on it.


Emdoor to introduce more affordable Windows 8 tablets

If you believe paying anything around $150 is too much for a Windows 8 tablet, you may be in luck with Chinese manufacturer Emdoor. According to PadNews, the company has revealed its product roadmap, which includes affordable 7-, 8- and 10-inch tablets. Pricing for these new devices could reach as low as $60, depending on which configuration you opt for.


Deal Alert: Get a free folio case with a Dell Venue 8 Pro (India)

Dell Venue 8 Pro is one of the better 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets available in the market right now. If you are in India, there’s a sweet deal available if you plan to buy the tablet right now. There are limited stocks available, mind you.


LTE Tablet showdown: Lumia 2520 vs Surface 2; our readers weigh in

Our forums here at Windows Phone Central is the place to hit if you are seeking advice, support, or friendly chat for anything Microsoft related.

This week, within our Microsoft Surface 2 forum, reader, ThoughtHalo, wanted to know if he should keep his Nokia Lumia 2520 or trade it for one of Microsoft’s brand new Surface 2 units with LTE. Let us see if we can help him out.


It is time to redefine the smartphone; phablets are the future of mobile

My Nokia Lumia 1520 is the perfect size device and everything else is just too small. Picking up a Lumia 1020 feels ridiculous and borrowing a friend’s Apple iPhone 5S to make a call feels like a joke. As the smartphone market evolves, I am no longer the only person to find a love for the “extra-large” phone. In a world where a 3.5” display was once gorgeous, 4.5” is the new standard and 5.5” is the future.


Microsoft Surface family updated; performance improvements and Power Cover support onboard

Microsoft’s lineup of Surface tablets can be an excellent solution for those either looking for a tablet companion or to replace their existing PC. With the recent launch of Microsoft’s Power Cover, the abilities of Surface have expanded, but new hardware is not the only way Surface is improving. Today, as part of Microsoft’s March 2014 update, a stream of firmware updates and software fixes have been released for the Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2.


Nokia reportedly working on 8-inch Windows tablet, the Lumia 2020

According to a report over on Tech Radar, Nokia is working on a second Windows 8 tablet, but this will instead be an 8-inch solution, much like the Dell Venue 8 Pro. Previously referred to as the Lumia 2020, this unannounced Windows tablet has been spotted on Zauba.com with the codename RX-115.


Nokia Lumia 2520 to be exclusive at John Lewis for £399; available from December 4th

Nokia and UK retailer John Lewis have both announced that the Lumia 2520, the Finnish manufacturer's first Windows tablet, will be available exclusively through a partnership here in the UK. Starting from December 4th, consumers will be able to pick up the 4G Windows 8.1 tablet for £399.  


Preorders live for the Dell Venue 8 Pro, starts at $299 and ships next week

A little over a month ago, Dell surprised a few of us in the tech community by reviving the Venue branding for a product. It’s not a Windows Phone or Android smartphone, but instead a new family of tablets. There's the Dell Venue 8 Pro, an 8-inch tablet running Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Dell now has full pricing and pre-orders up on their website. Details below.


Review: Lenovo Miix 10 Windows 8 Tablet

If you picked the Lenovo Miix 10 tablet out of the box while blindfolded, you might guess it is a Samsung product – and not in a good way.

The Miix 10 is an Intel Atom Window 8 tablet that comes in at $479, but our hands on time with the unit was less than stellar.  From build quality to pricing point it was hard to get excited about the Lenovo Miix 10.   Read on to learn more about Lenovo’s latest Windows 8 consumer tablet.


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