News tagged ‘windows 8.1’

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft today unveiled new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets which come with updated hardware for significantly better performance and longer battery life. And they've a new kickstand design too!

Monday, 23 Sep 2013

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

Microsoft has announced the retail pricing of Windows 8.1, which is due to arrive starting October 17. In a nutshell, the prices are similar to the retail prices of Windows 8 today.

Friday, 6 Sep 2013

Acer Showcases Mobile Devices at IFA 2013, Including the 4K Video-Capable Liquid S2 (Update: Hand-on Photos)

Acer Showcases Mobile Devices at IFA 2013, Including the 4K Video-Capable Liquid S2 (Update: Hand-on Photos)

At IFA 2013, Acer unveils the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet with an enhanced cinematic experience; the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer's first smartphone with 4K recording; and the refreshed Ezel hinged Aspire R7 notebook with new touch apps and the new Acer Active Pen for more precise touch control.

Toshiba Announces 8-inch Windows 8.1 Encore Tablet (Update: Hands-on Photos)

Toshiba Announces 8-inch Windows 8.1 Encore Tablet (Update: Hands-on Photos)

Toshiba has unveiled the Encore tablet today, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a 1200 x 800 pixel resolution multi-touch display, powered by an Intel Atom processor.

Friday, 30 Aug 2013

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft has announced price revisions to its Surface Pro tablet, Surface RT bundles, and the Touch Cover accessory. The new prices kick in today.

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs Currently Lack Support for DirectX 11.2

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs Currently Lack Support for DirectX 11.2

According to AMD, the current crop of AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs lack support for DirectX 11.2 application programming interface (API). This is apparently due to a change in the final specification of the programming framework, which wasn't anticipated by AMD.

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will arrive through the Windows Store on October 17, 7:00pm (Singapore time). The retail version as well as new devices loaded with the updated OS will go on sale a day later on October 18.

PSA: New Microsoft Surface Firmwares; Bug Fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

PSA: New Microsoft Surface Firmwares; Bug Fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

As part of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has issued several bug fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview. Also, new firmwares are available for the company's Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets.

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Is your Microsoft Surface RT tablet facing severe battery drain during connected standby mode after you installed Windows RT 8.1 Preview on it? Here's an unconventional (but simple) fix you can try.

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