The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, the Asus Vivo Tab, and the Microsoft Surface RT are surprisingly close in some tests. By Jon Peddie and the Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs team Jon Peddie Research We have been looking forward to getting some Intel-based tablets—first, to see if this is the tablet we want (since it will honestly run real Windows apps like Office) and, second, to see … [Read more...] about Review: Windows tablets ARM vs. Intel
Mobile photographers can use one-click editing or select a variety of effects. The app syncs with other version of Express and with Adobe Revel. Adobe has ported Photoshop Express to Windows 8 devices, including the Microsoft Surface. Photoshop Express is a free photo-editing app for quick styling to photos, designed for mobile device users who want an easy way to quickly … [Read more...] about Free Adobe Photoshop Express now on Windows 8 tablets
Good performance, good looks; but is Microsoft too late to make an impact in the tablet market? By Kathleen Maher Microsoft’s Surface has finally arrived and we have finally gotten around to writing a review of the tablet designed to be an Apple killer. It’s just as well; we’re late, we’re slow learners and we’ve been using the Surface Tablet as a working tool rather than … [Read more...] about Review: The Microsoft Surface is a start
More than a dozen companies are coming to market with tablets in the near future. JPR says it’s all about the screen. By the staff of Jon Peddie Research [Editor’s Note: Jon Peddie Research is preparing a new report on tablets as a distinct segment of the market for mobile devices. This is an overview of JPR’s thinking and research about this hot new area.] We think … [Read more...] about How the tablet market plays out
A slightly skeptical view of the competitive landscape. By Jon Peddie The red lady has bowed out, and this year’s IFA show has ended in Berlin, but we saw a slew of new tablets from HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Asus, Acer, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Archos, and others—all with amazing specifications, app stores, and processes. We’ll be seeing them come to market throughout the … [Read more...] about The tablet market is shaping up as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles’ International Techstyle Art Biennial explores art and technology. For example, the Microsoft Surface table, SUR40, is used to display the AIDS Quilt in a digital, searchable format. There is no homier activity than sewing, quilting, and working with textiles. Textiles generally invite one to reach out and feel them, and in this … [Read more...] about Ma meet Pa: exhibition explores the intersection between craft, art, and technology
The new Surface tablet has some unique characteristics. But iPad is a monstrous success because of supply chain genius as well as clever design. Can Microsoft match? Microsoft surprised just about everybody yesterday when it introduced a new hardware product, the Surface tablet. The immediate comparison is to iPad, of course, but a closer look reveals this might be a … [Read more...] about Can Microsoft Surface win a me-too tablet war?