Windows 8 hybrid-tablet mania Video
Windows 8 hybrid-tablet mania Video Transcript
Today's forecast calls for a downpour of hybrid tablets. Averaging -- and this is your CNET update. Next time you buy a computer it's time to consider a hybrid tablet. It's a tablet that comes with a full keyboard you could just snap on and off and it's exploding category issue with the release of windows eight. Just this week alone there's been several new models announced from all the big laptop brands and the last show I brought up the Sony -- -- -- eleven. But there's also Dell's XPS -- twelve that swivels to hide the keyboard. And the Dell XPS ten if it -- from the keyboard. HP and EXT tablet includes a full keyboard as well you can detach. And Samsung's got a new series I and seven -- and because windows eight is all about working with the touch screen. You'll also see full lap -- the touch screens like each piece Spector XT touch Smart. Announced that might be very practical EC at a stretch out your -- that touch screen just kinda moves back it mostly. So the president of the United States was on credit don't know if you've heard about it only took over Twitter all Wednesday afternoon crash the -- -- service with record traffic. He participated in -- ask me anything session where -- -- and writing questions. -- -- -- -- -- But it wasn't so much about -- -- seagate it was Obama showing he's in touch with technology and Internet culture by using read it as a promotion until. At and the questions he -- reference to -- me -- that reading is not bad. So Amazon made a big announcement that it sold out of the Kindle fire. -- really be sold out exactly one week before the press conference when they will announce the new version I. And that's funny how it works out Amazon not stupid. -- Sony announced at cheaper version of its music streaming service. It's -- a ten dollar monthly all you can listen to music service is now five dollar month option. But it doesn't work on mobile devices no mobile don't know that's gonna be a good seller. Lexmark will no longer be making jet printers it will focus more -- -- -- office products. At TomTom navigation app is coming to 800 in October no price -- yet have an Apple version costs around fifty dollars. And also in the mapping world Google Maps is making news first -- users will now be able to get turn by turn directions for bicycles. In the latest upgrade and it does is Google's -- -- exit tweak your own maps you can share your maps or -- your circles on the Google+ network when you're on a Mac just click shared posted that you're -- -- round that -- today for more on today's stories go to cnet.com slash update from our studios in New York Cambridge area.
Is Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire tablet too good to be true? CNET's Donald Bell gives his assessment along with a tour of the device and its features.
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Barnes & Noble just announced three new tablets that could extinguish the Amazon Kindle Fire- tune in to hear why you should care, and how to shop for the best device this holiday season. Also, happy birthday Wilson!
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- Slideshow: Dell's Windows 8 tablets at IFA
- Hands-on with the HP Envy x2's tablet and keyboard
- Tablet or laptop? Hands-on with Series 5 and 7 Slate hybrids for Windows 8
- HP adds touch with the Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook
- Does a Reddit live chat give Obama more tech cred?
- Kindle Fire 'sold out' as new model looms
- Sony offers cheaper and non-mobile $5 music service
- Lexmark to close inkjet printer plant, cut 1,700 jobs
- TomTom navigation app for Android coming October
- Google Maps for Android adds turn-by-turn navigation for bicyclists
- Google Map Maker users can now share their maps via Google+