Samsung ATIV Q Officially Delayed (Update Again[!])

Update (again!): Okay, so, while all signs (or, rather, rumors) have been pointing at the ATIV Q either being seriously delayed into 2014, as noted below, or cancelled outright, now we have signs of life. First, it shows up again as a preorder on the Adorama site after having been removed. Then Amazon UK is […]

Enabling Windows 8 Gestures on a MacBook

Running Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen notebook is a royal pain if your touchpad doesn’t support Windows 8 gestures. These include swiping from the right to open the Charms, swiping down from the top to open the app menu (and to close running apps), and swiping from the left to open running apps. Fortunately, although […]

What’s Going On With the Samsung ATIV Q?

So, I wrote the other day about how the Samsung ATIV Q seems to be disappearing from the Samsung Web site. Well, it now appears that it’s completely gone. See anything missing from this screenshot? The ATIV Q section is now completely removed, and there’s an ATIV Book 9 Plus sitting on the guy’s lap […]

Samsung ATIV Q Web Site – “Launching Soon” (Updated)

As you know if you’ve been following this blog for the last few weeks, I have a thing for the Samsung ATIV Q. I’ve gone back and forth between whether it will work for me given the apparent limit of 4GB of RAM, and Samsung has been quite hush-hush regarding final specifications, pricing, and launch […]

Samsung ATIV Q: Is 4GB of RAM Enough? (Updated)

Update: I’ve been running a little experiment where I’ve configured a Windows 8 virtual machine (in Parallels on my MacBook Air) with 2GB of RAM, 256MB of video RAM, and a single processor core. I’ve been running this VM as my exclusive notebook for over a week now, and frankly I’ve had no problems whatsoever […]

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 Mini-Review

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks playing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 (an awfully long name that I’ll shorten to Lynx for this review). I gave some thoughts on Windows 8 itself over here, and so I’ll focus on the Lynx in this post. Short version: I wanted to love the […]

Samsung ATIV Q: Seriously? (Updated)

Update: Okay, this post is a bit of a mess. I committed a cardinal sign of blogging: I knee-jerked some information and jumped to some conclusions. The biggest one is that the ATIV Q doesn’t run Android at full resolution. Apparently, that might be false: it seems that Android runs at the same resolution as […]

Windows 8 (Mini) Review: It’s Not So Bad After All

Okay, I have a confession to make: I’m kind of starting to like Windows 8. Not Windows RT, mind you; that still just confuses me. But full-on Windows 8 is surprising me—it provides a refreshing approach to casual touch computing while supporting all of the legacy Windows apps that I rely on to get real […]

Very Initial Thoughts on Windows RT

Update: It struck me this morning (in the shower, natch), just why Windows RT is so confusing to me. I might be a bit behind the curve here (after all, it was months before I tried it out), but I understand now why Windows RT is so oddly limited and schizophrenic. In other words, why […]

Microsoft Changes its Logo

Large, established companies don’t take their logos lightly. Logos are the single most important element of a company’s brand, and having spent millions (or billions) of dollars in marketing to firmly establish the brand in the market’s psyche, it’s with great care and consideration that a company makes even minor changes to it. Usually, it’s […]