Windows 8 archive

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Touch pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Touch pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Lenovo has updated its X1 Carbon by adding the power of touch to its latest Windows 8 Ultrabook. The logically named X1 Carbon Touch adds the hands-on functionality to the screen, but this does bloat the asking price and means the screen is a slither...

  • Microsoft: 60 million licenses sold, up 20m over Christmas
    Online

    Microsoft: 60 million licenses sold, up 20m over Christmas

    By 8 January 2013

    Microsoft has announced that 60 million licences of Windows 8 have been sold since its launch in late October. The total comes from both sales to customers and OEMs, who have packaged Windows and Windows RT on more than 1,700 devices worldwide. Microsoft...

  • Razer Edge Windows 8 gaming tablet becomes a reality
    Gaming

    Razer Edge Windows 8 gaming tablet becomes a reality

    By 8 January 2013

    Razer, the high-performance gaming specialist, has announced the Razer Edge at CES 2013, a fully-featured Windows 8 gaming tablet. We first saw the concept at CES 2012 under the name of Project Fiona. Razer now says that the Fiona concept is ready to...

  • Asus Transformer AiO P1801 is a Win 8 desktop by day, giant Android tablet by night, we go hands-on
    Tablets

    Asus Transformer AiO P1801 is a Win 8 desktop by day, giant Android tablet by night, we go hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    You know that moment when you are sitting in front of your 18.5-inch all-in-one desktop computer and you just really want to grab the monitor and turn it into an Android Jelly Bean tablet and go and play games or surf the web from the sofa? Well Asus...

  • Asus VivoTab ME400: The Win 8 tablet that hopes to replicate Nexus 7 success
    Tablets

    Asus VivoTab ME400: The Win 8 tablet that hopes to replicate Nexus 7 success

    By 7 January 2013

    Asus is hoping to replicate the success of the Nexus 7 for Windows 8 users with a new Windows 8 tablet - the VivoTab ME400. Launched at CES in Las Vegas, and promised in UK stores for £499 by the end of the month, the new tablet will be powered by an...

  • Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones
    Laptops

    Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones

    By 6 January 2013

    Vizio has introduced its 2013 line of PCs at CES in Las Vegas, all of which come standard with touchscreens and quad-core processors. The laptops and all-in-one desktops feature a new set of specs over Vizio's 2012 line and are set to ship in mid-February....

  • Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset
    Tablets

    Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset

    By 6 January 2013

    Vizio has introduced an 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet at CES 2013, set to ship in the spring. The tablet features a full 1080p display and AMD dual-core 1GHz Z-60 processor, with discrete Radeon HD graphics, making it the first Windows 8 tablet to feature...

  • Samsung unveils new Series 7 Windows 8 optimised monitors
    Online

    Samsung unveils new Series 7 Windows 8 optimised monitors

    By 1 January 2013

    Samsung has made an early reveal of its forthcoming Series 7 monitors - due to be unveiled at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next week - with two new models on offer.  The Series 7 Touch SC770 as the name suggests will support touch, making it easier to swipe...

  • Winners and losers of 2012
    Online

    Winners and losers of 2012

    By 28 December 2012

    This has been quite a year in technology. This time last year our pockets were filled with the likes of the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S. Now it’s all about quad-cores and Instagram on Android. Crazy eh? For consumer and company alike 2012 was mostly...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review

    By 28 December 2012

    It's been an eventful year in the world of technology. Companies and retailers have fallen by the wayside, while the big boys didn't quite have it all their own way, with the smartphone and tablet markets especially becoming less dependant on one or two...

  • Acer Iconia B1 7-inch Android tablet to be $99 and out early 2013, cheap Windows 8 tablet to follow
    Tablets

    Acer Iconia B1 7-inch Android tablet to be $99 and out early 2013, cheap Windows 8 tablet to follow

    By 24 December 2012

    Acer is planning to release a sub-$100 Android tablet in the new year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Acer Iconia B1 will be $99 (£61), feature a 7-inch display and come with Jelly Bean out of the box. It is rumoured to be hitting the market early...

  • Microsoft Surface RT heads to UK high street: On sale at John Lewis this Friday
    Online

    Microsoft Surface RT heads to UK high street: On sale at John Lewis this Friday

    By 13 December 2012

    Microsoft announced earlier in the week that it would be selling the Microsoft Surface RT outside of its own retail shops and online stores in the US and Australia but failed to mention the UK. Now we have confirmation from John Lewis that it will be...

  • Sony VAIO Duo 11 review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

    By 10 December 2012

    The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the Duo 11 sits flat like a tablet out of the box, but can morph into a more upright position to reveal...

  • Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro release date: January 2013
    Tablets

    Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro release date: January 2013

    By 1 December 2012

    Microsoft has announced the pricing for the Pro version of its Surface tablet, the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Available in January 2013, the new Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions. A 64GB model will cost $899, while...

  • 40 million sign up to Windows 8
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    40 million sign up to Windows 8

    By 28 November 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licences since launching the operating system in October. “The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far,” Tami...

  • Product of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Phones

    Product of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 21 November 2012

    This is the big one, the award that everyone wants to win. Product of the Year might be a gadget that walks off as a winner in another category, or it could be an outstanding device not recognised in the other areas. Whichever it is, the Product of the...

  • Logitech Windows 8 keyboards: K810, G710+ and washable K310 pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Logitech Windows 8 keyboards: K810, G710+ and washable K310 pictures and hands-on

    By 16 November 2012

    With all the touch talk around Windows 8, it’s important to remember that you still might be better off with an actual, hard, keyboard rather than the on-screen version baked into the software. Step forward Logitech (does anyone else even make PC peripherals...

  • Logitech Touchpad T650, Touch Mouse T620 and Zone Touch T400 pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Logitech Touchpad T650, Touch Mouse T620 and Zone Touch T400 pictures and hands-on

    By 15 November 2012

    Logitech is under no illusions about its place in the world of technology. Windows 8 has caused a shift in the computer landscape and there's a new experience ready for the right peripherals to augment it. There are two new conundrums to address. The...

  • Windows chief Steven Sinofsky quits Microsoft
    Online

    Windows chief Steven Sinofsky quits Microsoft

    By 13 November 2012

    Microsoft's president of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, is leaving the company only a couple of weeks after Windows 8 was launched worldwide. At present, the reasons for his departure are unknown as is his destination, but the company will...

  • Universal Music downloads and VIP experiences for HP Windows 8 customers
    Online

    Universal Music downloads and VIP experiences for HP Windows 8 customers

    By 12 November 2012

    HP has teamed up with Universal Music to try to attract the music-loving public to its latest Windows 8 PCs. But in the world of iTunes, Spotify and - let's face it - illegal downloads, what can the resulting Connected Music service bring to the end user...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)

    By 9 November 2012

    When Microsoft launched Windows 8 in New York last month the firm told Pocket-lint that it was being careful to get good apps in the store. It went on to tell us that that the apps you have when you launch are crucial to the success of your ecosystem....

  • Microsoft Surface RT review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders
    Gaming

    Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

    By 2 November 2012

    One of the more intriguing categories at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is Innovation of the Year. It’s open to all kinds of gadgets, software, apps, websites and just about anything else that we might write about on our good pages of this hive of technology...

  • Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days
    Online

    Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

    By 31 October 2012

    Microsoft has announced that four million customers paid for a Windows 8 upgrade in the first three days of the new operating system becoming available.  Speaking at the Microsoft BUILD conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO, said that Windows 8 was proving...

  • Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon SmartGlass GPS map doesn't work on Android... yet
    Gaming

    Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon SmartGlass GPS map doesn't work on Android... yet

    By 30 October 2012

    Ever since Xbox SmartGlass for Android unexpectedly hit Google Play at the weekend, there have been murmurings from compatible smartphones about one of its headline features - compatibility with top driving game Forza Horizon. Many have taken to forums...