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Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October

May 16, 14:18

Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...

Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 16:05

Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...

White-box Windows 8 tablets to see ex-factory prices of US$300

Apr 26, 14:23

In view of increasing competition for 7-inch entry-level Android tablets, China-based white-box vendors will start producing Windows 8 tablets in May for launch in the third quarter,...

Competition between business-use tablets to begin in 2013

Apr 26, 11:52

The competition between business-use tablets is expected to begin in 2013, with many vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo to launch models in the second half of 2013,...

Windows 8 expected to trigger global growth in touch-enabled notebooks, says DisplaySearch

Apr 19, 12:34

The penetration of touch screens in notebooks was under 3% in 2012, but is expected to grow to more than 12% in 2013. This compares to touch-screen penetration of 77% in mobile phones...

Some China-based white-box vendors plan to develop Windows 8 tablets

Apr 17, 13:52

Viewing that Android tablets, especially 7-inch models, have been under intense price competition and therefore profitability is thinning, some China-based white-box vendors are considering...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

China market: Microsoft launches Windows 8 Surface, says report

Apr 3, 16:03

Microsoft on April 2 launched Surface specifically pre-installed with Chinese-language versions of Windows 8 and 2013 Office in the China market at a retail price of CNY6,588 (US$1,060)...

Microsoft to merge Windows RT into next-generation Windows OS

Mar 27, 22:18

Microsoft will no longer launch products under its Windows RT line and will instead merge the product line into the software giant's next-generation Windows, codenamed Blue, according...

Brand vendors cautious about Microsoft when it comes to hardware design

Mar 25, 22:46

Notebook brand vendors have turned cautious about revealing their new products' industrial designs for next-generation Windows as they are concerned that Microsoft may use their designs...

Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to participate in next-generation Windows development

Mar 25, 22:19

Microsoft has recently finished the preparation for its integrated development program (IDP) for the next-generation Windows operating system and several brand vendors including Acer,...

Intel still maintains Cedar Trail M netbook platform

Mar 20, 12:25

While Asustek Computer and Acer will no longer launch netbooks in 2013, Intel will still maintain its Cedar Trail M platform primarily for use in its Classmate PCs, according to sources...

First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS

Mar 18, 21:28

Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...

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A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers

Mar 15, 12:22

While Google is likely to integrate Chrome OS with Android, such a Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows in the global notebook market at least for one to two years, according...

Google said to integrate Android with Chrome OS

Touchscreen notebooks to enjoy at least 10% price cut after Windows 8 discount

Mar 7, 13:49

Touchscreen notebook prices are expected to drop at least 10% when the recently reported Windows 8 licensing fee discounts provided by Microsoft go into effect, while some entry-level...

Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices

Mar 5, 22:21

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in driving demand mainly because Windows 8 notebooks and tablets are too expensive, Microsoft will lower OEM licensing costs...

AMD to release 2 APUs for tablet in 2Q13

Mar 4, 22:28

AMD is set to ship its new Temash-based APUs, the A4-1200 and the A6-1450, designed specifically for Windows 8 tablets in the second quarter with related PC products expected to be...

Acer looks to ship two million smartphones in 2013, says chairman

Feb 26, 11:58

While showcasing three new smartphones at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, Acer expects its smartphone shipments to reach two million units in 2013, according to company...

Asustek reports strong January sales

Feb 19, 12:28

Asustek Computer has announced revenues of NT$40.11 billion (US$1.35 billion) for January, up 35.78% on year, mainly due to strong tablet and notebook shipment growth. However, the...

Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet to see initial shipments of 1 million units

Jan 30, 13:52

Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet, which is set to release on February 9, will only have an initial shipment volume of one million units, far lower than the four million...

Silicon Motion intros single-chip USB3.0 solution for Windows To Go

Jan 30, 12:17

Silicon Motion Technology, which designs NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, has announced what it claims is the world's first single-channel USB3.0 flash drive...

Windows RT shipments less than half of targets, say Taiwan makers

Jan 29, 21:43

There have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012, and actual sales...

EETI touch-IC revenues disappoint in 2012

Jan 14, 22:02

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) saw revenues generated from its touchscreen controller IC business declined 43.7% in 2012, due to sluggish demand for Windows 8.

Digitimes Research: Tegra 4 stands good chance of becoming a new platform for Windows RT

Jan 10, 14:06

Nvidia unveiled a pilot tablet based on its new Tegra 4 processor and Microsoft's Windows RT operating system at CES 2013, and since the device is already operating smoothly, Nvidia...

CES 2013: Lenovo unleashes new Windows 8 touch devices

Jan 8, 16:24

Lenovo has announced its new lineup of consumer and business Windows 8 touch-optimized devices at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Headlining the collection...

Touch panel supply and pricing keys to boosting Windows 8 demand

Jan 2, 16:08

Demand for Windows 8 will rely heavily on the supply and pricing of touch panels. Once touch panels can be supplied cheaply and in large volumes, sources from retail channels expect...

Compal to aim for all-in-one PC orders from HP

Dec 26, 21:36

Compal Electronics reportedly plans to expand its all-in-one PC business and is targeting to land 30% of Lenovo's total orders, as well as orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP), according...

Taiwan market: No Windows 8 tablets available for sale, say retail channels

Dec 26, 15:28

Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have unveiled Windows 8 tablets using Intel's dual-core Atom Z2760 while Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Fujitsu, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics plan...

Nokia, HTC considering entry into Windows RT tablet market, say sources

Dec 25, 22:00

Nokia and HTC both are reportedly evaluating plans to launch Windows RT-based tablets powered by ARM processors beginning in the third quarter of 2013. Nokia is expected to roll out...

Nokia to resume development of 10-inch Windows RT tablet, say Taiwan makers

Dec 18, 19:40

Nokia has talked about cooperation with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal Electronics to resume development of a 10-inch Windows RT tablet, and is likely to unveil the model at the 2013...

Windows 8/RT tablets hard to sell, say Taiwan makers

Dec 14, 11:25

Based on sales performance since Windows 8 was launched in late October, Windows 8/RT tablets are difficult to sell due to higher prices than those for Android tablets and insufficient...

Acer pushing tablet shipments

Dec 12, 22:07

Acer originally believed that tablets would soon lose their attractiveness to consumers helping notebooks to regain their influence; however as market watchers and IT players mostly...

Touchscreen notebooks helping to maintain notebook ASPs during the year-end holidays, says Acer

Dec 12, 22:02

Due to demand for touchscreen notebooks, Acer has seen ASPs during the year-end holidays, rise from US$433 originally to US$477, according to company chairman JT Wang.

Windows 8 promoting decreased ODD penetration in notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Dec 12, 15:11

While the proportion of notebooks equipped with slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) is on the decline due to demand for thinner devices, Windows 8 is increasing the reduction because...

Notebook ODMs saw mixed revenue results in November

Dec 10, 22:24

Notebook ODMs saw mixed performances in their November consolidated revenues with Quanta Computer suffering an on-month drop of 13.29% and an on-year drop of 11.16%, while Compal...

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