Lenovo's Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet has a $429 price tag



Lenovo recently debuted its ThinkPad 8 with 64GB of storage for $429. However, a $399 model with 32GB of storage is expected to hit the streets sometime in the near future. 



Microsoft proliferates start buttons like there's no tomorrow

It would appear that Microsoft's failed attempt to get rid of the start button from Windows 8 have got its designers a little peeved.

Global semiconductor sales down

Revenues for the global semiconductor market dropped two percent year on year to $295 billion in 2012, IDC's latest semiconductor application forecast reports.

This tablet boots Android, Windows 8 and Ubuntu

If you're the sort of person who enjoys using multiple operating systems, well, it is probably somewhat difficult for you to choose just one for your tablet. Enter the Ekoore Python S3, which is capable of booting three operating systems: Android, Windows 8 and Ubuntu.

Intel Ultrabooks continue to flag

Chipzilla's efforts to push into the mobile arena are paying off, but the fashion bag maker is still in a holding pattern waiting for Ultrabooks to take off, according to an analyst from Morgan Stanley.

Microsoft Windows Blue to be free

Microsoft has announced that its coming Windows Blue, or Windows 8.1, will be delivered as a free update through the operating system's app store.

This Android-powered BenQ display doesn't need a PC

Touchscreen capability is probably one of Microsoft's biggest and most hyped Windows 8 selling points. 

Intel Haswell models ready to ship

Manufacturers are hoping that a new crop of notebooks based on Intel’s Haswell processors and Windows 8 can help them buck negative trends in the PC market. A torrent of announcements is expected at Taipei's Computex fair next month and the first designs are ready and shipping.

Microsoft fights back over Windows 8

Software giant Microsoft appears to have finally lost its rag over the large number of critics bashing its flagship Windows 8.

Windows 8 to become cheaper

The PC market is in the middle of its worst slump ever, but there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. PC makers believe prices of Windows 8 devices will fall dramatically in the not so distant future. 

Microsoft gets the Windows 8 blues

It now looks increasingly likely that Microsoft will have to perform a dramatic u-turn on the Windows 8 interface.

IE8 security bug forces users to move

Microsoft wants people to upgrade to IE10 but is having a job because IE8 is still fairly popular.

Windows 8 does better than expected

While the world and its dog does seem to be writing Windows 8 off with the same gusto that it did with Vista, it appears to be a fallacy.

Windows RT "dead as a dodo"

Windows RT could be about to go the way of the dodo, at least if pessimistic analysts are to be believed. Redmond’s tablet OS managed to grab a meager 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter of the year and  IDC estimates a total of 200,000 Windows RT units were shipped in the quarter. 

Slick Acer Iconia A1 Android tablet priced at under $200

Acer has confirmed that its slick Iconia A1 Android Jelly Bean (4.2) tablet will be hitting US shores for a cool $169. The specs are certainly more than respectable, especially considering the above-mentioned price point.

Acer's Windows 8 Aspire V5-122 is powered by AMD's Temash SoC

Acer has introduced the Aspire V5-122, a Windows 8 touchscreen notebook with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and AMD's Temash APU.

Epson Endeavor S is an 11.6 inch slider-style Windows 8 tablet

Although sales of Windows 8 mobile devices have been less-than-stellar thus far, tablets and ultrabooks running Microsoft's flagship operating system are quickly reaching critical mass, both in North America and Asia. 

Windows 8 tablets dogged by OS prices

Chinese white-box vendors will start churning out Windows 8 tablets in May and the ex-factory prices for 11.6-inch units are estimated at about $300. 

Nokia Lumia 521 runs Windows Phone 8 for $150, sans contract

You might be thinking $150 for a smartphone running Microsoft's mobile Windows Phone 8 operating system isn't really all that cheap.

Report: Xbox 720 (Next) powered by "core version" of Windows 8

Last month, technical analyst Paul Thurrott accurately predicted that Microsoft's long-awaited Xbox 720 (Next) console would debut on May 21. This week, Thurrott reported that the next-gen console is powered by a core version of Windows 8.