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    Today at CES, ASUS has announced a new 8-inch tablet called the VivoTab Note 8 that is designed for one-handed use and comes with a professional Wacom digitizer stylus. The Wacom stylus makes this little tablet perfect for note-taking in OneNote or being creative in apps like Fresh Paint. The VivoTab...
  • Blog Post: Find the perfect tablet or PC for the holidays!

    This holiday season, we have a great line-up of Windows tablets and PCs that range from new 8 and 10 inch tablets, laptops that convert into tablets and tablets with click-in keyboards, and great touch laptops. We’ve blogged about many of these devices over the last few months including the ASUS...
  • Blog Post: ASUS announces new devices for the fall

    Today, ASUS is announcing a flock of updates to some of their devices in their portfolio. If you are looking for style, portability or value in your next device, make sure you check out these new offerings from ASUS. Zenbook UX301 and UX302 Make a statement when you walk into a room with either...
  • Blog Post: The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 now available

    ASUS just passed along the note that the Transformer Book TX300 is now available at Amazon , B&H , BestBuy.com , CDW , Excaliber PC , PC Connection , and Tiger Direct starting at $1,499 (U.S.). The Transformer Book TX300 is a laptop with a detachable keyboard “station” so it can...
  • Blog Post: Photos from the jaw-droppingly beautiful Miami PC Showcase

    As hard as it was to leave 85-and-sunny weather, the team and I are back in Redmond from a really fun PC Showcase in Miami .  The Spa at the Viceroy was beautiful, the crowd was interesting (and interested), and the PCs looked and performed great.   Below are some of my favorite photos...
  • Blog Post: Decibel Festival and the dB Conference Start Wednesday; Windows Lounge Open Friday

    Well, Decibel Festival week is finally here and I want to give you the rundown on everything Windows-related. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, KEXP’s Darek Mazzone and fellow Windows DJ Dave Pezzner will be sharing their knowledge at the 7 th annual Decibel Conference (dB Conference). dB Conference...
  • Blog Post: PC Snapshot: ASUS U36

    This is the next in the series of “PC Snapshots” - short 2-3 minute overview of PCs that Ryan and I think are awesome. If there’s a PC that you’d like to see us cover, hit me on Twitter , send me mail , or leave a comment. We’ll try to get to it ASAP! Today’s PC is the ASUS U36 , which I reviewed on...
  • Blog Post: Rob’s Favorite Things for the Holidays

    This is a guest blog post from industry analyst Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group. Well it is that time again and I’ve been going through my office and looking at the products I’ve looked at over the last several weeks that stood out. From the new class of stunning Ultrabook...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the first Ask Ben Anything column!

    For those of you who didn’t see my intro post, here’s the deal – send your PC buying questions to benthepcguy@live.com , find me on Twitter , or leave a question in the comments of one of my posts, and I’ll pick a few each month to answer publicly. I’ll always look to answer...
  • Blog Post: Toshiba’s new dual-touchscreen libretto got me thinking about touch…

    Interesting news from our pals at Toshiba today with the launch of the libretto W100, their new ultra-mobile dual-screen concept PC. The libretto sports an interesting design – two 7” 1024 x 600 capacitive multi-touch screens arranged side-by-side (like a book, hence the name “libretto”). As the first...
  • Blog Post: I Won’t Sacrifice Beauty for Function: A Review of the ASUS Zenbook

    For the last 16 years, Michele has been helping women find support online for their hobbies and healthy lifestyles. Michele is a mom of 4, CEO of Mom Geek Media and creator of ScrapsofMyGeekLife.com , a blog offering daily commentary, advice, reviews and shared experiences of how her real life and the...
  • Blog Post: 5 Great PCs that are Light as Air

    Ever since Apple announced the new MacBook Air last week, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about ultraportable PCs. Mostly folks are intrigued by the trend toward small, sleek laptops - but don’t want to pay Apple prices or jump ship from Windows 7 to Mac OS X. Evidently the TechCrunch gang has been...
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    This morning ASUS gave me the heads up on the launch of the new G74SX power gaming laptop . Part of the venerable and well-respected Republic of Gamers lineup, the PC features the latest and greatest in gaming technology, like an HD 3D display, new SandyBridge i7 CPU and NVIDIA’s new GTX 560M GPU that...
  • Blog Post: Ask Ben Anything: Last Minute Holiday Buying Edition

    “I ONLY HAVE THREE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?” Chances are, you or one of your friends/significant others/loved ones have uttered something similar in the last few days.  To help, I’m pulling a list of my favorite PCs, gadgets and tech accessories that make great...
  • Blog Post: The hot new PCs behind “Holiday Photos on the Fly”

    By now you’ve probably already read Lisa’s blog on the “Holiday Photos on the Fly” partnership we’re hosting with Southwest Airlines .  But did you know that the gang is in Bryant Park in New York City today to kick the whole thing off, and demoing the experience on some of my favorite Holiday PCs...
  • Blog Post: New ultrathins on the way!

    Normally I wait until I get gear in house before I do a hands-on, but this time, I’m so excited I couldn’t wait. Yesterday I ordered two of my current favorites ultrathins (i.e., full-power machines with very light and very thin designs) – the Sony VAIO Z and the Asus UX30. I like...
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    The first-ever Windows PC Holiday Showcase was a huge success! Over 40 press, analysts, enthusiasts and contest winners joined me , Brandon , Ryan and dozens of the season’s hottest Windows PCs for a night of great food, cool music, and fun gadget talk. Rather than make you to read a long, wordy post...
  • Blog Post: Hands on with today’s offer PC: the HP Pavilion dm4 Entertainment Notebook

    I recently got in a shipment of HP Pavilion dm4’s , the same machine that is part of today’s offer that Ashley just told you about . The dm4 is a capable machine, and given that it starts at little over $700 it’s very friendly on the bank account, too. The model the Microsoft Store...
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    Microsoft Hardware is announcing today the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 . This is like the “little brother” to the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 – but without the separate number pad. The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 500 0 is a full-size keyboard and is light-weight with a very slim design. It features...
  • Blog Post: Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat – Gaming PCs #winchat

    Kristina is off on vacation likely with her toes in the sand and watching the sun set over the Pacific. So this week I’m covering our Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat! And this week we’ll be talking about gaming PCs! That’s right; the conversation will be on awesome games for your PC, the best PCs for...
  • Blog Post: 7 Hot Games for Windows 7 for the Holidays

    The holidays are here, and that usually means spending time with family and friends. For some of you however, that might mean logging in heavy hours online mercilessly shredding your friends on some sort of virtual war-torn landscape. I thought I would take a moment to offer up a recommendation for 7...
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    Last week I got my hands on a brand new ASUS VX7 Lamborghini gaming laptop.  It’s a beautiful PC, as I noted in my unboxing photo gallery blog , so I wanted to devote this piece to the PC’s performance, which looks to be seriously impressive.  What’s inside My VX7 is loaded with a second-generation...
  • Blog Post: Ben and Ryan Explain: Screen Resolution

    One of the most common misconceptions about PCs is that the bigger the screen, the more items you’ll be able to pack on it. After all, bigger is better, right? Well, sort of. There’s a big difference between screen size and screen resolution, and that’s what Ryan and I are talking...
  • Blog Post: October roundup: Netbooks

    For this month’s roundup, Ryan and I wanted to share some of our favorite netbooks. Unlike the “original” crop of netbooks that were small, underpowered, and cramped to type on, today’s netbooks are bigger, faster, and more beautiful – and run any version of Windows 7 like a dream. Some even have full...
  • Blog Post: HDMI and Windows PCs

    Lately, folks have been talking a bit about HDMI. HDMI is a special type of connection designed to deliver digital content from one device to another audio or video device through a single connection. That content can be standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) movies or something as simple as...