Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet.
The next update to Windows 8.1 will arrive during August's Patch Tuesday, claims a Russian website.
Samsung's new business-minded tablets go on sale on February 13, but you can pre-order them now.
"In the case of Windows 8, seeing, touching, clicking and swiping is really believing," said CEO Steve Ballmer. Now Windows users will have a chance to decide for themselves whether Windows 8 is a hit or miss.
PC users looking to upgrade to the OS or buy a new Windows 8 PC or tablet will get their chance first thing Friday.
The XPS 12 shows a different take on the rotating-screen convertible laptop/tablet.
Find out how the new Panasonic 12-35mm lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras performs in the real world.
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The generally high-quality lens seems to do its best work at f11 or lower.
Speaking at a Microsoft event, VP Dan'l Lewis lays out the likely scenario for Windows 8, from initial beta to final release, according to reports.