Microsoft’s day 1 keynote for the BUILD developer conference detailed an update to Windows coming on the next scheduled patch Tuesday called 8.1 Update. Notice it’s not called Update 1, which means there may or may not be more of these updates later in the year. Hopefully there’s more. Windows 8 launched about 18 months ago. With that launch, Windows was put on a rapid release cycle, which resulted in Windows 8.1 a mere 12 months later. When Windows 8 launched, “touch first” was the talking point used during the reveal. Windows 8 was likely the biggest ever change to Windows, and was a pretty big gamble on Microsoft’s part. For the project head of Windows 8, it didn’t work out with Steven Sinofsky leaving...

ASUS VivoTab, VivoBook, ZenBook and Transformer Book Hands-on

The ASUS event was exemplary when it came to tech events in one very key matter: lots of hands-on time. Plenty of devices were available, and the showcase was...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/23/2012

ASUS Windows 8 and RT Products Revealed

ASUS has spent the last few years showing how good design can yield big dividends in the Windows notebook and Android tablet markets. With today’s announcement of their Windows...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/23/2012

Windows 8 Pre-Orders Start; $39.99 Download Option on October 26th

With Windows 8 officially launching in under two weeks, Microsoft and its retail partners have finally begun taking pre-orders for Windows 8. As with prior Windows pre-order promotions, several...

76 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2012

Acer’s Upcoming Aspire M5 and V5 Windows 8 Laptops

Continuing our coverage of Acer’s Windows 8 offerings, we’re nearing the end of the roadmap with the consumer laptop offerings. This time, Acer is announcing the updated versions of...

30 by Jarred Walton on 10/12/2012

NVIDIA 306.97 WHQL Drivers Available

Continuing their 304 Series drivers, NVIDIA has just released their 306.97 driver update for desktops and laptops. Along with updated SLI and 3D Vision profiles for a few games...

17 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2012

Acer Announces Upcoming S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8, We Go Hands On

Last week we met with Acer to go over the fall product stack, and we’ll have a bunch of announcements over the coming two weeks all leading up to...

26 by Jarred Walton & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

HP's ElitePad 900 Windows 8 Tablet: No Short Skirt, But a Couple of Long Jackets

The major vendors have been doing the rounds out here in sunny California, gearing up a series of product launches to go hand-in-hand with Windows 8's launch later this...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/1/2012

Intel Details Atom Z2760: Clovertrail for Windows 8 Tablets

For much of the past year we've been hearing that Intel's Atom for Windows 8 tablets is going to be the one to beat. Ivy Bridge (and later, Haswell...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

Dell's Enterprise Windows 8 Rollout Begins

While today we already have a review up of Dell's enterprise all-in-one, the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, our meeting with them in San Francisco bore fruit with two additional pieces...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/19/2012

HP Brings Windows 8 Ready All-in-Ones

At our briefing with HP in the city, we had a chance to see just how far their Spectre branding was stretching by taking a look at their refreshed...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/10/2012

Toshiba's Windows 8 Hardware: The Shape of Things to Come

I had a chance to meet with Toshiba in surprisingly sunny (and toasty!) San Francisco, California and check out their new wares (and some old ones). Like the other...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/30/2012

Samsung ATIV Line Outed at IFA: Windows 8, RT and Phone 8 Devices Revealed

Samung's still midstride in their IFA presentation, but they've already gone live with their announcements, and if they wanted to move the conversation along from the current news cycle...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/29/2012

Unreal Engine 3 Running on ASUS' Vivo Tab RT

NVIDIA proudly announced today that Epic Games ported the UE3 powered Epic Citadel demo to Windows RT, and showed it running on ASUS' Vivo Tab RT. The Citadel demo...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2012

ASUS' Vivo Tab & Vivo Tab RT: Windows 8/RT Tablets Renamed

At Computex this year ASUS unveiled its Windows 8 and RT tablets in a surprisingly mature state. At their introduction ASUS simply named them the Tablet 810 and Tablet...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 2

We're back! After a false start last week, we have our second podcast. This week Brian Klug, Ryan Smith and myself discussed Thunderbolt, Quick Sync in OS X, Windows...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

Microsoft Reveals First Battery Life Specs for Windows RT Tablets

Yesterday Microsoft announced the final roster for ARM based Windows RT tablets expected to launch this year. We'll see Windows RT tablets from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung, as...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2012

Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing

Right on schedule, Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing on the first day of the first week of August. Microsoft has put out a full...

57 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2012

Windows 8 Gets A Launch Date: October 26th

After previously announcing that Windows 8 would have a retail launch sometime in late October, Microsoft has nailed down a final date: Friday, October 26th. The launch on a...

39 by Ryan Smith on 7/19/2012

Windows 8 To RTM In August, Retail In October

On the heels of last week’s announcement of Microsoft’s promotional Windows 8 upgrade pricing, Microsoft has announced a tentative delivery schedule for Windows 8 today at their Worldwide Partner...

19 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2012

Windows 8 Upgrade Will Cost Just $39.99

It's a move that the team from Cupertino has been using for the last several years, and it looks like Microsoft is going to give it a shot. In...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/2/2012

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