With its Tablet PC initiative faltering in the mid-2000s, Microsoft set out to reinvigorate the segment with a new offering aimed at a new generation of smaller personal computers. Dubbed Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) and code-named Origami, this unique design still reverberates strongly today in various phones and tablets.
Recent Tablets Stories
Look out, HP: there’s a new budget Windows tablet and town. And this one—the WinBook TW700 Tablet—has a few interesting advantages over the HP Stream 7. But I’ll need some more experience with it before I can declare a winner. If you’ve been following the budget Windows device space, the basics will sound familiar: Here’s […]
HP hit a home run with its Stream 11 and Stream 13 laptops, so it’s no surprise that the PC maker is trying to extend this success with other product types. The HP Stream 7 is the firm’s entry-level tablet, and while it lacks the svelte form factor of competing mini-tablets, at less than $100, […]
We all know that Apple sold fewer iPads in 2014 than they did in 2013. But it turns out that Apple wasn’t alone in experiencing a shortfall in 2014: the entire tablet market constricted in the final quarter of last year, with fewer tablets sold worldwide than the same quarter a year ago. This doesn’t […]