At ECS’s LIVA, LEAD, L337 press event this week in Silicon Valley we were able to go hands on with their LIVA Mini PC Kit. They are dubbing this kit the world’s smallest Windows based Mini PC Kit.
Even though nothing much about ASRock’s next generation Intel X99 series motherboards can be revealed yet, we simply can’t restrain ourselves from spilling out the good news that ASRock’s X99 Extreme4 is the world’s first Intel X99 chipset based motherboard to pass Windows 8.1 hardware certification.
Microsoft released Windows 8.1 with Bing back in May, which they promised would be capable of brining much more affordable devices to the market that would challenge Android in a way that Windows has never done before. Well this week at Computex 2014 we are seeing that with the release of the first ever $100 Windows 8.1 tablet.
Today Microsoft has officially announced their Surface Pro 3 Tablet. Microsoft wants to replace your laptop with the Surface 3 Pro and it looks like it might have a good chance at doing so. Surface 3 Pro models will feature Haswell processors, Windows 8.1 and a 12-inch display.
Gamers are utterly disappointed and frustrated as their gaming continues to deteriorate under the influence of the bug which has been reported on Windows 8.1. The presence of the bug has been affecting the mouse input and this is extremely prominent while gaming as it tends to become one of the most important things.
It has been revealed that the older versions of AMD processors might be useless with the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit. This piece of information was recently revealed to Neowin by Microsoft itself when it stated that all the older AMD processors will face issues while trying to run Windows 8.1 64 bit. Some of these AMD processors have been named by Microsoft such as the elderly Athlon 64, Athlon x2 64 or the Opteron 185.
The Miix2 8-inch tablet has officially been announced by Lenovo sometime yesterday. Featuring Windows 8.1, the device is presented as carrying a multi mode and has a lot of features in house for instance the Intel quad-core processor and IPS wide-angle, high-definition display; all this that has been packed into a small tablet form.
The Windows Start Button was first featured in Microsoft’s release of Windows 95 and continued to be in Microsoft’s popular operating system until Windows 8 was released. This upset many people so in the first major update to Windows 8 Microsoft is bringing back the Start Button.
ASUS has revealed their Z87-C, the first ever motherboard in the world which is based on Z87 chipset that has been honored with Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification for Windows 8.1. WHQL certification is the check of Microsoft that both the hardware and software of a component or device are reliable; basically it’s the verification from Microsoft that devices are totally compatible with a particular version of Windows. In this instance, the version of Windows that has to be authenticated is Windows 8.1.
During the latest BUILD event Microsoft announced that anyone will be able to download the public preview for Windows 8.1 right away. It looks like Microsoft has made the preview for Windows 8.1 available to the public so here is how you can download it and get it running on your machine.
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