The Dell Venue 8 was launched in October last year as one of the few Intel-powered Android tablets on the market. The American manufacturer is now offering a decent deal on the device that waives $50 off the asking price for both the 16GB and 32GB variants.
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HTC has confirmed that it will launch a new wearable this year in an effort to turn its fortunes around following a decline in revenue for two years running. The Taiwanese firm will also launch a second-generation One smartphone, and it will place a renewed focus on marketing.
Today, Dell started pushing out an unexpected over-the-air update to all its Venue 7 tablets currently located in the United States. According to the changelog, the upgrade brings the latest build of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, together with a multitude of additional bug fixes, speed optimizations and stability improvements.
LG has today unveiled its new Chromebase all-in-one PC — its first desktop PC powered by Google’s Chrome OS operating system. It boasts a 21.5-inch 1080p display, an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, and it will be on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.
Dell has today announced its new Chromebook 11, an affordable notebook built with students and teachers in mind. The machine sports an 11.6-inch display with a 1366×768 resolution — just like HP’s Chromebook 11 — and it will be available with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and a starting price of under $300.
Newegg is the latest retailer to jump on the Cyber Monday bandwagon, and to celebrate is offering significant reductions on both LG’s flagship tablet, the G Pad 8.3, and Dell’s newly-announced Venue 8. This promotion is only available for today and will expire at midnight.
Acer CEO JT Wang has announced his decision to resign from the consumer electronics company following poor financial results and struggling PC sales. Wang will step down from the CEO position on January 1, but will remain chairman until the second quarter of 2014.
Acer president Jim Wong will become its new CEO.
Last week Dell officially announced two new Android-powered mid-range tablets, and now they are available to purchase online from the manufacturers online shopping portal. The Venue 7 is listed for $150, and the Venue 8 is retailing for the slightly higher price of $180.
Teardown specialists iFixit have published a new tablet repairability guide that quickly tells you how difficult it’s going to be to mend your broken Android, iOS, or Windows 8 slate. The guide features 18 popular tablets, which have been given a repairability score between one and ten. The higher the score, the easier they are to repair.
Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPads are some of the hardest tablets to fix, second only to the Microsoft Surface Pro — the only tablet with a score of one. Amazon’s Kindle Fire’s, on the other hand, are relatively easy to repair, as are Dell’s devices.
Samsung has surpassed Apple as the world’s biggest buyer of semiconductors, according to Gartner. The Korean company’s hugely popular smartphones, such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, led to a 29% surge in chip purchases in 2012, taking its semiconductor spending past that of any other company.