Windows 8: Top Devices From HP, Dell, Samsung, Others for 2013
HP Envy x2
The HP Envy x2 offers the power of a notebook with the freedom of a tablet. The Envy x2 easily switches from notebook to tablet and back again. The device weighs 3.1 pounds and, when separated, the tablet portion weighs 1.5 pounds. The Envy x2 features an optimized Windows 8 touch interface, solid-state-drive (SSD) memory designed for improved reliability and faster startup times, and an 11.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) touch display. Ultrawide viewing angles and a bright, 400-nit In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel provide a sharp visual experience indoors and outdoors, while an HD webcam on the front and an 8-megapixel camera on the back capture high-quality photos and video. It also comes with the Beats Audio sound technology.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is designed to easily transform from a traditional clamshell PC to a tablet with the click of a button. Crafted for Windows 8 with Samsung's advanced engineering, intuitive S Pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity and a 10-point touch-screen, users can stay connected and productive in style from virtually anywhere. Weighing less than 2 pounds and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Samsung's ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T runs the same programs as a desktop PC.
Toshiba Satellite U845t
Satellite U845t is designed to deliver a mix of portability, features and performance, according to Toshiba officials. Weighing about 4 pounds and measuring 0.8 inches thin, it offers the performance of a conventional PC but with slimmer styling and less weight. The Satellite U845t features a 14-inch diagonal HD touch-screen display and is powered by third-generation Intel Core processors and fast DDR3 (double data rate type 3) memory. The Ultrabook is built with aluminum in Ice Blue and includes a spacious click-pad with gesture support for Windows 8.
Asus VivoTab Smart
The VivoTab Smart tablet features a 10.1-inch HD display and full Windows 8 experience. VivoTab Smart is thin and light, and features an Intel Atom dual-core processor for full compatibility with new and existing Windows 8 software, and an optional TranSleeve Keyboard that magnetically combines screen protection with a wireless keyboard for enhanced productivity.
Acer Aspire S7-391
Acer's Ultrabook includes a white Gorilla Glass 2 cover, a 13.3-inch full-HD wide-viewing display that opens flat, and a hotkey that flips the view 180 degrees for easy touch-and-show sharing. The keyboard illuminates automatically to a glow that is designed for comfortable use in dim lighting. Acer TwinAir cooling technology also makes Aspire S7-391 easy to hold.
Vizio All-in-One Touch PC
Vizio's All-in-One Touch PC includes a 24-inch diagonal full-HD touch-screen display, 2.1 subwoofer-enhanced audio with SRS technology, remote control and dual High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs. It's powered by Advanced Micro Devices' quad-core A10 chip, and offers 802.11ac WiFi and Windows 8 with the Microsoft Signature experience.
Dell XPS 12
The Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook can be used as a laptop or as a touch-powered tablet, thanks to its flip-hinge. When in tablet mode, the display completely covers the keyboard, protecting it from dirt and spills. The full-HD capacitive touch-screen display provides more than two times more pixels than a standard HD display, delivering a clear and bright reading and viewing experience.
Lenovo Yoga 11 RT
The IdeaPad Yoga 11 flips and folds into four positions—laptop, tablet, tent and stand. As a thin multimode PC, this 11.6-inch convertible offers 13 hours of battery life and enhanced entertainment capabilities via Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra 3 processor with high-definition graphics. The system runs the Windows RT operating system, which is designed for ARM-based systems. The Yoga 11 comes in two colors: silver or Clementine Orange.
Sony Vaio Duo 11
Sony's system is another convertible that can go from a full-HD laptop to a touch-screen tablet. It comes with a digitizer stylus.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
HTC's Windows Phone 8X includes Microsoft's Live Tiles and the Beats Audio technology, and offers two cameras. The device comes in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow.
Nokia Lumia 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone and offers Nokia's PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 can take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using a flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in yellow, red, grey, white and black.
Samsung ATIV Odyssey
The ATIV Odyssey boasts a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) touch-screen display (800 by 480) that allows users to watch movies, view pictures and play games in high resolution. This compact smartphone is Global Ready, giving users the ability to call and send email from more than 220 countries. The ATIV Odyssey is equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core processor to quickly access the Internet, stream music and download content at blazing speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network.
Wedge Touch Mouse
The Wedge Touch Mouse can fit in a pocket and provides four-way touch scrolling and navigation. In addition, it features BlueTrack Technology, enabling users to use it on virtually any surface, whether in a conference room, a coffee shop or at home on the couch. It can be connected to a Bluetooth-enabled laptop or tablet.
Wedge Mobile Keyboard
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is made for tablets—small enough to fit into any laptop bag and offering a minimalist, lightweight design. Its multipurpose cover can quickly convert into a tablet stand when open and snaps back on the keyboard to power it down when closed. It also uses the latest in Bluetooth technology.